Blizzard Entertainment Recruiting Animation And Rigging TD & Cinematic Pipeline TD
Animation And Rigging TD
Blizzard Entertainment Is Seeking A Talented, Motivated, And Experienced Animation Technical Director (Td) To Join Our Cinematics Team. The Animation And Rigging Td Must Have A Thorough Knowledge Of Animation, Rigging And Simulation Tools Currently Used In The Cg/vfx Industry, As Well As Related Cross Pipeline Workflows. They Will Be Providing Support For Animation And Rigging Artists, Helping Them With Technical Challenges And Debugging, Work With Technical And Artistic Supervisors To Determine Workflows, Tool Requirements, And Asset Needs. This Individual Will Also Implement Tools And Workflow Automation. They Must Be Excellent Communicators.
Proficient Python Development Skills And Debugging Techniques.
Excellent Working Knowledge Of Maya.
Experience With Qt, Pyqt, Pyside
Thorough Understanding Of Techniques And Technologies Relating To Animation And Rigging.
Outstanding Problem-solving Skills Under Pressure
A Minimum Of 2 Years’ Experience In Developing Tools, And Implementing Process Improvements In A Cg Production Environment
Strong Verbal And Written Communications Skills
Technical Support Focused
Mel, C, C++ Programming Experience
Strong Object Oriented Programming Design Skills
Shell Scripting Experience (C-shell, Bash, Etc.)
Windows Programming Experience
Able To Create Workflows Or Tools In New Unfamiliar Areas
Generalist Td Experience
Bachelor’s Degree In Computer Science Or Similar Field
Familiar With Blizzard Games And Cinematics
To Apply, Please Submit A Pdf Of Your Resume.
Blizzard Entertainment Has Been Rated By Fortune As One Of The “Best Places To Work” For Several Years Running (And Our Ranking Continues To Rise!). We Are A Community Of 4000 Global Employees Who Are Passionate About Not Only Gaming, But Entertainment And The Technology That Drives Our Users Experience. Our Goal Is To Delight Our Customers By Never Settling For Anything But The Highest Quality And Providing Worlds Filled With Creativity And Adventure Around Every Corner. You Are Bright, Engaging, Eager To Learn And Ready To Make An Impact. We’ve Been Waiting For You!
Apply here:- https://careers.blizzard.com/en-us/openings/oJTn5fwO
Cinematic Pipeline TD (Layout)
Blizzard Entertainment’s cinematics team is seeking an experienced pipeline technical director (TD) to support and develop our layout workflow. This pipeline TD will work closely with layout artists to design and improve processes, build tools, and provide technical support. The layout pipeline TD should have a broad knowledge of tools and workflows currently used in the CG / VFX industry, as well as direct experience with digital asset management and pipeline tool development. The ideal candidate will also be an excellent communicator who can help facilitate the flow of information between layout, technology, and the other artistic teams.
This is a full-time position at our office in Irvine, California
Provide technical support for layout artists.
Maintain existing layout tools and develop new tools as necessary.
Manage layout team’s tech priorities.
A minimum of 2 years’ experience in developing pipeline tools and workflows in a CG production environment
Expert knowledge of Python and object oriented programming practices
Expert working knowledge of Maya
Strong understanding of the CG production process, from asset creation to final compositing
Strong problem-solving skills
Strong verbal and written communications skills
Strong desire to function in a technical support role
Knowledge of current industry layout practices, techniques, and technologies
PyQt / PySide development
Experience with a variety of camera tools and workflows
Renderman, Nuke, and / or Houdini experience
Maya plugin development
Experience with Pixar’s USD file format
Shotgun production management software
Resume (PDF of your resume please!)
Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees along with the business. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work / life balance. We’ve worked hard to foster an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunity for professional growth. Our people are everything. Our core values are real, and our mission has never changed. We are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences…ever. Join us!
Apply here:- https://careers.blizzard.com/en-us/openings/otYd5fwt
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