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DHX Media Recruiting Lead Compositor, Senior Pipeline TD, Producer, Animation Supervisor, Key Animation Supervisors, BG Layout Supervisor & Front End Web Developer

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Lead Compositor – Nuke

Description

About the Position

As a Lead Compositing Artist you will be responsible for developing tools, shaders and workflows for the shading and lighting artists. You will also be working closely with lighting team and pipeline TDs to ensure that we’re able to achieve the look and vision of our shows as efficiently as possible.

Responsibilities

Compose shots to meet the show look and feel.
Establish Nuke templates and gizmos to improve continuity and efficiency.
Collaborate with lighting lead to establish an efficient frameworks for both lighting and compositing teams.
Lead compositing team to deliver the show on time and in the expected performance.
Keep an open eye for creative, continuity issues, quality control and continuity between shots and technical errors and artifacts.
Be a proactive problem-solver and work with pipeline, production to seek the best possible solution a head of time.
Ensure and maintain the expected output quality and style across the show.
Work closely and communicate with VFX Supervisor, compositing and shading leads and Pipeline team to insure an efficient and creative production.
Support, assist and mentor other team members.
Review, debug and improve other team member assets, workflow and techniques.
Meet production deadlines and keep regular communication with the production team.
Communicate with modeling Supervisor and leads on concerns and production issues a head of time.
Be a positive and creative force in building a healthy work and team culture.
Provide constructive criticism, wisdom, guidance, and feedback that will help others further their career development.

Qualifications

4+ years of experience in animation or visual effects for film or television
Previous experience in lighting and/or comping in animation TV or film
Good understanding of modeling, texturing, shading, lighting, comp and rendering workflows.
Proficiency in Nuke is a must
Experience in Maya is required

Please Apply at: http://animationstudiocareers.dhxmedia.com/?nl=1&jvi=oPKeZfww,Apply&jvs=Creative_Heads

THANK YOU to all those who express interest in being a part of the DHX Studios team. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we may be unable to reply to all applicants. If we feel that you may be a good match for one of our current openings you will be contacted.
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Senior Pipeline Technical Director, 3D

Description

About the Position

It’s a very exciting time to join the DHX Studios team! We’re moving our pipeline to Maya so this is a great opportunity to be involved with the creation and development of the next generation of our productions! As a Senior Pipeline TD you will help research, develop and guide the way our animation pipeline works. This is an ideal opportunity for an experienced pipeline TD to step up and help lead a brand new animation pipeline.

Responsibilities

Develop pipeline tools and processes to meet production needs
Ensure tools and processes meet the global pipeline direction
Work with the pipeline supervisor to design and prioritize production needs
Research new techniques to meet those needs
Design and develop new tools to fit and improve our pipeline
Support production to ensure deadlines are met
Maintain, debug and update existing tools when needed
Test and debug tools and process to ensure stability and usability
Work with software engineers and IT team to debug and test hardware and software
Mentor other TDs
Educate artists on how to work with the pipeline
Create and update documentation explaining our processes and tools

Qualifications

5+ years of experience in animation or visual effects for film or television
3+ years of experience developing for Maya, Nuke or Houdini is required
Strong experience in Python is required
Excellent communication, troubleshooting and debugging skills
Experience with render farms is a plus
Experience in designing and building database systems is a plus
Experience in Django, Flask or web development is a plus
Working knowledge of C/C++ a plus

Please Apply at: http://animationstudiocareers.dhxmedia.com/?nl=1&jvi=oDZ20fwo,Apply&jvs=Creative_Heads

THANK YOU to all those who express interest in being a part of the DHX Studios team. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we may be unable to reply to all applicants. If we feel that you may be a good match for one of our current openings you will be contacted.
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Producer, 3D

Description

About the Position

As the Producer, you will oversee all aspects of production planning for animation – from scripts, voice records, storyboards, animation and post-production through delivery to broadcasters. You must have strong knowledge of 3D animation and production process which will aid in establishing strategies for meeting key deliverables and milestones, and additional experience with Maya workflows is a definite asset.

Responsibilities

Manage long form animation productions across all departments
Manage production budget and maintain production schedule
Ensure all departments achieve production milestones
Negotiate contracts with staff, artists and all other outside vendors/suppliers
Manage and delegate to the Production Manager and Production Coordinators
Support the Director and creator’s vision for the series
Liaise directly with clients
Ensure that artists have the proper tools available to them
Work with Finance, Director of Production, VP Production and other production and corporate staff to establish a working production budget for a series
Track and maintain the production budget, attend weekly cost report meetings, approval of time sheets, invoices, purchases
Create, maintain and revise as necessary production schedules for the Production where necessary and work in collaboration with the Director of Production and overall studio schedules
Establish regular team meetings involving key supervisors to regularly review progress on production schedule and budget
Oversee the day to day operation of the production
Manage the script process, including clearances, script meetings, delivery and related budget
Oversee the asset library and archiving to ensure that naming conventions are established and followed

Qualifications

Minimum 5 years of experience in a leadership role on an animated production
Experience and knowledge with 3D pipelines and workflow
Driven, innovative and solution focused
Exceptional project management skills, able to successfully manage people, expenses and timelines in a fast paced and dynamic environment
Exceptional communicator, able to communicate vision, priorities and timelines
Strong organizational skills with great attention to detail
Able to professionally represent DHX with external and internal contacts
Knowledge of Microsoft Office software required.

Please Apply at: http://animationstudiocareers.dhxmedia.com/?nl=1&jvi=oIzQ1fwS,Apply&jvs=Creative_Heads

THANK YOU to all those who express interest in being a part of the DHX Studios team. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we may be unable to reply to all applicants. If we feel that you may be a good match for one of our current openings you will be contacted.
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Animation Supervisor, 2D

Description

About the Position

We’re searching for an Animation Supervisor to join our team on a well-known Flash series and help us take it to the next level! Alongside the Director, you’ll ensure that the quality of animation is up to studio standards and appraise the continuity and flow of all episodes. You’ll be overseeing all episodic animation, from scene assignments and first takes to the final mix. Previous leadership experience demonstrating your ability to clearly communicate with and mentor artists on your team is desired.

Responsibilities

Review episodes with Directors in the rough cut
Communicate required revisions to animators and revisionists
Meet production milestones and deadlines and motivate your team to do the same
Other projects and tasks as required

Qualifications

3+ years of experience animating in a production environment
An in-depth working knowledge of Flash
Experience as an animation supervisor/team leader preferred
Degree/Diploma from a recognized animation school preferred
Ability to motivate and coach a talented and diverse crew
Drive, determination and creative problem-solving skills
Effective and professional communication skills
Ability to organize and prioritize

Apply at: http://animationstudiocareers.dhxmedia.com/?nl=1&jvi=o4Uo1fw7,Apply&jvs=Creative_Heads

THANK YOU to all those who express interest in being a part of the DHX Studios team. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we may be unable to reply to all applicants. If we feel that you may be a good match for one of our current openings you will be contacted.
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Key Animation Supervisors

Description

About this Position

We’re searching for Key Animation Supervisors to work with our team on a new animated series! You’ll need to be able to spot and create strong, expressive storytelling poses and have a solid understanding of character design, staging, perspective and model. You’ll also require the ability to clearly and concisely communicate with and mentor artists on your team, so previous leadership experience is desired. An in-depth knowledge of Harmony or Flash is required. Above all, you must be passionate about the projects you work on, love to draw, and have a desire to make this show amazing! The start date for this position may be flexible for the right candidates (between December 2015 and January 2016).

Responsibilities

Reviewing animatics with Directors and breaking down the board to distribute to crew
Working with crew to ensure that all elements of scenes (e.g. BG, Posing, FX etc.) are present and maintaining show continuity before the show moves on to animation
Communicating revisions required to key animators/posing artists
Meeting set production milestones and deadlines and motivating your team to do so as well
Other tasks as required (which may include producing walk/run or other cycles, mouthloops/expressions, and creating/maintaining pose libraries)

Qualifications

3+ years of experience as a 2D Animator or Posing Artist
An in-depth working knowledge of Harmony or Flash
Experience as an animation supervisor/lead preferred
Degree/Diploma from a recognized animation school preferred
Basic working knowledge of Flash preferred
Ability to motivate and coach a talented and diverse crew
Drive, determination and creative problem-solving skills
Effective and professional communication skills
Ability to organize, multi-task and prioritize

Apply at: http://animationstudiocareers.dhxmedia.com/?nl=1&jvi=orWp1fwx,Apply&jvs=Creative_Heads

THANK YOU to all those who express interest in being a part of the DHX Studios team. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we may be unable to reply to all applicants. If we feel that you may be a good match for one of our current openings you will be contacted.
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BG Layout Supervisor, 2D

Description

About Us

DHX Media’s animation studios are recognized worldwide for our diverse original properties and for our work on some of the top brands in children’s entertainment. Our staff can dig into a wide variety of projects, from action to comedy and preschool to tween, and they get to enjoy awesome benefits and company events while they’re at it. With some of Canada’s top artists, writers and producers on our team of 800+, our studios are bursting with creative energy. So what are you waiting for? Come join us!

About the Position

We’re currently looking for a BG Layout Supervisor! Working with the team on one of our popular animated series, you’ll be responsible for ensuring the technical and creative success of production backgrounds for the show. An in-depth understanding of Flash or Photoshop combined with several years of BG layout experience is required.

Responsibilities

Guide and develop a team of artists to create the requested style of production layouts for 2D animation
Formulate a plan for each episode to achieve deliverables, create efficiencies, and work closely with the Production Coordinator to proactively flag and problem-solve any potential issues
Assign and review production layouts, ensuring revisions are completed as needed to uphold a high level of quality throughout the show
Manage a team to ensure they are meeting assigned weekly quotas and expectations
Ensure production layouts work well for the rest of the animation pipeline
Work collaboratively with other departments in a team environment

Qualifications

3+ years of experience in production layouts
Previous experience in a supervisory position a definite asset
Degree/Diploma from a recognized animation school
Strong drawing skills and an understanding of perspective
Comprehension and knowledge of Photoshop or Flash
Ability to organize and manage time effectively to meet individual and team deadlines
Ability to communicate in a professional and positive manner
Comfortable working with colour theory

Apply at: http://animationstudiocareers.dhxmedia.com/?nl=1&jvi=onCT1fwD,Apply&jvs=Creative_Heads

THANK YOU to all those who express interest in being a part of the DHX Studios team. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we may be unable to reply to all applicants. If we feel that you may be a good match for one of our current openings you will be contacted.
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Front End Web Developer

Description

About the Position

We’re currently looking for a Front End Web Developer to join our 2D animation studio. The successful candidate will take part in the development of the UI for our in-house production management system. You will contribute directly to the studio’s expansion into the use of new technologies and software. You should be comfortable working in a fast paced environment, well organized, and familiar with modern programming methodologies.

Responsibilities

Assist in the development of the UI for our in-house production management system
Occasionally working with various software (Adobe CC, Harmony, and Maya) to create tools for our artists
Work with other members of the IT Team to overcome any challenges presented by production

Qualifications

High level of experience in Ruby on Rails, HAML, jQuery, Git, JavaScript, HTML 5, CSS 3
Familiarity in working with MongoDB/Mongoid, TDD, and streaming media is a bonus
Ability to adapt and excel in a fast paced environment with multiple demands and shifting priorities
Team player with strong communication and interpersonal skills
Desire to learn, try new things, and think outside the box

Apply at: http://animationstudiocareers.dhxmedia.com/?nl=1&jvi=ovcS1fwk,Apply&jvs=Creative_Heads

THANK YOU to all those who express interest in being a part of the DHX Studios team. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we may be unable to reply to all applicants. If we feel that you may be a good match for one of our current openings you will be contacted.
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