Full Time Job

Lead Virtual Production Software Developer


London, United Kingdom 01-25-2023
  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
Technicolor Creative Studios is a creative technology company providing world-class production expertise driven by one purpose: The realization of ambitious and extraordinary ideas. Home to a network of award-winning studios, MPC, The Mill, Mikros Animation and Technicolor Games, we inspire creative companies across the world to produce their most iconic work.
Our global teams of artists and technologists' partner with the creative community across film, television, animation, gaming, brand experience and advertising to bring the universal art of storytelling to audiences everywhere.

We are looking for a Lead Developer to help us with our continued efforts to advance and maintain our existing Virtual Production Pipeline, with a view to increased artist flexibility, improved integration with our postproduction pipeline and increased scale of our operations.
Our current Virtual Production Pipeline is using Unreal Engine 5, supported by Maya 2022. Asset and animation authoring happens in Maya and our pipeline exports this data to Unreal via USD (Universal Scene Description). This role covers all these areas with primary focus on how we transition data back and forth between Maya and Unreal using our in our Asset Management System.

The VFX Pipeline is at the heart of every production and is a key part in helping our artists deliver amazing work and this is the same in Virtual Production; if you are passionate about data, architecture, artist and TD quality of life, and want to make meaningful contributions to one of the most productive environments in the industry, we want to hear from you


Primary Responsibilities
• Work with, and inform, leadership to shape the technical implementation and architecture or key client services for the Virtual Production pipeline.
• Help leadership to track progress and outcomes and provide key insight when a change of direction is needed.
• Work with projects across Film, Episodic and Virtual Production to provide solutions and guidance for their pipelines
• Work with and mentor more junior members of the team to help resolve issues and solve problems.
• Contribute to developer facing or user facing documentation as applicable.
• Operate as a domain specialist and point person for multiple teams or projects when applicable.
• Taking responsibility for code quality, always leaving projects in a better state than before you started work.
• Take part in the hiring process by screening applicants, participating in interviews, or posing interview questions as required.
• Provide some level of operational support for the pipeline as required.
• Work with the product owner and stakeholders to establish requirements and report progress.

• Advanced experience with Computer Graphics in a VFX or AAA Game setting.
• Advanced experience in a pipeline or tool development role.
• Production-level experience using Python for desktop applications, service backends or development infrastructure.
• Experience with structured development operations (ticketing, reportage, version control etc.)
• Experience and vision around the structuring and implementation of Asset Management and Pipeline-centric projects
• Understanding of and the ability to operate in a structured DevOps context
• Basic skills in GUI/UX development, and willingness to occasionally develop PoC level frames to demonstrate or propose concepts and ideas
• Familiarity with modern structured development practices, documentation needs, and the tools that support them is particularly important.
• Solid knowledge of testing principles, in particular TDD and/or BDD.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d9jbnk-44-213-63-130-42 in your application.

Salary Details

Salary Range: $0.00 to $0.00 ($ USD)

Company Profile

Technicolor is home to the world's premiere portfolio of visual effects brands, services, and creative innovations. With locations that span the globe, and service offerings tailored to the specific creative and storytelling needs of each project, we power premium content. Our diverse family of VFX brands includes: MPC, The Mill, MR. X, Mikros MPC Advertising, and Technicolor VFX. Each studio has their own unique approach to help storytellers create out of this world experiences.