Full Time Job

Animation Department TD


Glendale, CA 08-31-2020
  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

A Department TD provides critical support to a show's artists and department heads. A Technical Director will develop, design, and implement new tools and processes for a particular show, project or department.

Job Duties
• Communicate with artists to identify production facing problems
• Collaborate cross-functionally with technical artists, supervisors, engineers, and other technical directors to break down issues into external requests and design challenges
• Engineer robust and thoughtful software solutions that follow studio policies and standards
• Build validation tests to ensure software quality
• Provide support and development of existing software and procedures to extend and enhance the existing pipeline
• Develop change management plans for rolling out software
• Clearly and concisely document software and approaches to solving recurring problems
• Possible areas of support include: services-based infrastructure, pipeline software, third-party applications, fur, clothing, particle effects, animation, and rendering
• Assist in training and mentoring of new Technical Directors

• Strong programming skills; Object Oriented Programming
• Ability to establish priorities, work independently or within a group, and work with minimal supervision
• Exceptional communication skills in dealing with both technical and artistic groups
• Experience with industry standard computer graphics applications (software such as Maya, Houdini)

Desired Characteristics
• Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field
• Production experience in computer animation, visual effects, or game industry
• Proficiency in Python     
• Experience with tool integration into existing or new pipelines

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