Full Time Job

Design Technical Director, Global

The Mill

London, United Kingdom 07-21-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

The Mill is a global creative partner for agencies, production companies and brands, working across all media channels and platforms.

We are trusted specialists in visual effects, creative technologies and content production Our projects include the creation of digital products and virtual experiences, as well as world class visual effects and video production.

We are a vibrant network of talented artists, producers, directors and creative technologists from multinational backgrounds. We nurture innovation, flexibility and diverse ideas across our studios in London, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Berlin and Bangalore. We are all united by one single ambition: To create extraordinary and memorable work that captivates and excites audiences.

We are The Mill. We create the extraordinary.

The Mill is looking for a Design Technical Director, to join us in either our New York or London offices. The Design TD will support the technical aspects of our creative work across the department. Working closely with other designers, VFX artists, developers and engineers to deliver stunning work of the highest standard.

• Manage development of Design pipeline tools
• Application pipeline tools
• OS tools
• Project-specific tool
• Manage, develop, and refine standardized Design workflows
• Clear and consistent communication with engineering
• Schedule regular Design updates
• Verify compatibility of software
• Facilitate resolutions to technical issues
• Expedite problem solving and track solutions
• Coordinate with R&D to promote and track Design needs
• Manage render farm standardization across sites
• Continually improve integration and collaboration with other departments
• Assist in creating and maintaining asset libraries
• Global Design communication
• Discuss new pipeline standards
• Coordinate with local site's TDs to determine new departmental needs
• Research and test new software, plugins, renderers, and workflows
• Manage and plan global Design direction with software/hardware purchases
• Provide educational workshops and mentor the team to strengthen skills and promote growth
• Write documentation and share knowledge across departments and offices
• Manage purchases of educational resources


Experience Requirements
• Software
• After Effects / Premiere / Photoshop
• Cinema 4D / Redshift / Xpresso / X-Particles
• Programming languages
• Python
• Javascript / Extendscript
• Windows development

Additional Experience a Plus
• Software
• Houdini
• Nuke
• Creative Technology
• VR / AR

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gm8q86-3-238-204-167-42 in your application.

Company Profile
The Mill

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.