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Bardel Entertainment Inc Recruiting Pipeline Supervisor & 3D Animators

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Pipeline Supervisor

Reporting to the CTO, The Pipeline Supervisor oversees owns all aspects of Bardel’s software pipeline toolset and defines workflow best practices and optomizations for Production and Technical Directors. Overseeing and code reviewing a small team of Pipeline Engineers/Developers to design solutions for a wide variety of production departments from story development through to lighting and rendering and delivering pragmatic, efficient software while making sure the underlying logic and data structures are robust, nimble and sustainable.
Critical to success in this role is an aptitude for working with technical and non-technical end users to understand their workflows and pain points and having the technical capacity to contribute at a hands on level to the development and support of the production technology toolset.

Objective

Work within the Technology department to build and maintain an efficient and seamless software toolset
Manage and develop software to support the creation of TV and Feature animation
Effectively manage the research and development process
Work with the CTO and other leads to implement long term software development goals and strategies.

Essential Job Functions

Collaborate with Production department leads and supervisors to design technical solutions to complex production problems.
Breakdown pipeline development projects into development tasks and assign them to the team of TD’s and Developers.
Supervise the pipeline development, providing leadership on architecture and methods.
Ensure the scalability and reliability of production technology toolsets.
Design, build and support new and existing applications and pipeline tools where appropriate.
Initiate research and development, implement 3rd party solutions when available, and design and build prototypes for larger systems and applications.
Work with the Systems Engineering team to plan the infrastructure, operating systems, release mechanisms and revisions controls to support production technology toolsets.
Be involved in feasibility studies, requirements gathering and estimating tasks or projects
Collaborate with the Technology team to determine the design, structure, performance, etc. of the software
Help to improve standards of documentation, testing, quality, etc.
Perform code reviews and ensure that coding standards are defined and upheld
Communicate effectively with Technology and other departments
Lead others by positive example

Leadership

Provide strong team leadership and mentorship to increase team productivity
Motivate the team through demonstrated leadership ability and positive presence.
Encourage collaborative team approach
Clearly establish performance expectations for direct reports

Requirements

Industry experience within Animimation, VFX or Film
Expert knowledge in Python and one or more of the following ( C++, Ruby on Rails, Java, Javascript, etc)
Have built APIs
Excellent grasp of dataflow and software architecture
Experience in Agile software development (Scrum, RUP, XP, Etc.)
4+ years as a technical supervisor within the VFX or Animation industry.
Ability to effectively manage small teams, making the most of individual strengths and ensuring staff retention.
Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
Experience with C++, Python, Qt, PyQT, databases etc.
Strong Knowledge of Maya and Nuke APIs
Experience of software development on Windows and Linux.
Excellent communication skills.
Strong knowledge of 3rd renderers ( Vray, Mentalray for Maya )

How to Apply:

Please visit our website at: www.bardel.ca/careers or use this linkhttps://app.theresumator.com/home/signin?redirect=https://app.theresumator.com/app/jobs/view/job_20140131221610_IDTDXI1VEAZDVPIQ/summary

Why Work at Bardel?

We’ve got great people here. Bardel offers ongoing opportunities for employees to advance their careers through work on influential new industry projects. You’ll also be given the opportunity to collaborate and learn from other influential career minded Directors, Producers, etc from around the world.

Thank YOU!

We thank all applicants for applying, however due to the number of applications, we can only contact successful applicants to arrange a specific interview time.
Note: Only current BC residents who are also Canadian Citizens or have Permanent Resident status can be considered at this time.

For more information regarding Bardel Entertainment please visit www.bardel.ca
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3D Animators

Position Overview:

Calling all Animators who can conceptualize, create and execute CG animation sequences, under the direction of the Lead Animator/Director, in accordance with the established style, technical requirements and the production schedule of the project.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Demonstrate a broad range of 3D Animation abilities in a collaborative environment to conceptualize and create the overall look, attitude and style of the character animation.
Actively promote and communicate sound solutions for technical and creative issues related to Animation.
Maintain and communicate a strong knowledge of innovative CG animation technologies.
Meet project quotas, deadlines, milestones, as set by project leads, and the production department.
Notify your supervisor regarding any problem that may impact quotas and deadlines as soon as the problem is recognized.
Mentor less experienced artists and lead by example, providing them with support, guidance and instruction in areas that provide for their artistic and professional growth.
Actively participate in team / department meetings. Consistently exercises sound judgment in all areas of performance.

Required Skills & Experience:

Must have TV / Film production experience
Strong understanding of traditional animation principles
Bringing characters to life using motion and emotion
Maya, Flash, Harmony

How to Apply:

Please visit our website at www.bardel.ca/careers or use this link: https://app.theresumator.com/home/signin?redirect=https://app.theresumator.com/app/jobs/view/job_20140114183005_MMUD48BB6NIJJOE0/summary

Why Work at Bardel?

We’ve got great people here. Bardel offers ongoing opportunities for employees to advance their careers through work on influential new industry projects. You’ll also be given the opportunity to collaborate and learn from other influential career minded Directors, Producers, etc from around the world.

Thank YOU!

We thank all applicants for applying, however due to the number of applications, we can only contact successful applicants to arrange a specific interview time.
Note: Only current BC residents who are also Canadian Citizens or have Permanent Resident status can be considered at this time.

For more information regarding Bardel Entertainment please visit www.bardel.ca
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