Animation Department TD
Design, prototype, develop, deploy, and support custom solutions for feature animation. Work closely with other Technical Directors, Workflow Directors, Production Staff, VFX Supervisors, Department Heads, Pipeline Engineers, and artists to realize said solutions. Consult within working groups, task forces, and department meetings related to the specialization. Ensure all software development and deployment follows studio policies and guidelines. Align toolsets with technical vision as determined by Supervising TDs, Workflow Directors, and Department Chairs. Maintain industry-standard knowledge in the prescribed area or areas of expertise while staying abreast of the latest industry news. Serve as a primary contact for new toolset design or development by TDs within the specialization. Own some or all of the development on an assigned project or workflow and serve as a point of reference. Train and mentor new Technical Directors. Be a model representative and leader of the TD department.
Education/Experience: Bachelor's (or foreign equivalent) in Computer Science, Engineering, or closely related field plus Three (3) years of experience in Animation Production or closely related occupation. Employer will accept any suitable combination of education, experience, or training.
Specials Skills: Must possess expertise/knowledge sufficient to adequately perform the duties of the job being offered. Expertise/knowledge may be gained through employment experience or education. Such expertise/knowledge cannot be "quantified" by "time." Required expertise/knowledge includes: Production experience in the feature animation, visual effects, or game industries; Strong Programming skills; Object Oriented Programming; Coordinating Communication between both technical and artistic groups; Industry standard computer graphics applications (software such as Maya, Houdini, Katana); Experience with tool integration into existing or new pipelines; Python; Completion of one or more initiatives, development projects, or workflow designs; Animation Production; Work with teams to design and implement cross-departmental workflows; Mentor/training new TDs; Tool development and integration for Department Pipeline on show