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Digital Domain Recruiting Animation TD & Pipeline TD

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Animation TD

Category: Other
Company: Digital Domain Vancouver
Location: Vancouver (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Animation Technical Director Job Description

Location: Vancouver, BC

Summary:

The Animation Technical Directors are responsible for improving the overall efficiency of the facility-wide
Animation pipeline. They design, implement, and manage tools that assist the Animators with their daily
use of both third party and in-house software and systems. These tools are intended to make
Animation/Character production as efficient and productive as possible. Animation TDs work with peers
and supervisors to craft novel tools, techniques, and procedures to aid the execution of current projects
and advance the capabilities of the facility. They also support Animators in tracking down technical
problems with rigs, models, tools or data flow. The role requires strong technical and excellent
communication/”customer service” skills, as well as a firm understanding of software design, graphics,
and production work flow.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

High emphasis on translation of Animator feature requests and workflow discussions into
practical designs and tool implementation that integrate with the production pipeline

Continually looking for ways to optimize the efficiency/workflow for Animation

Work with department representatives to augment their work flows and tool sets to achieve
specific goals of the project

Interface with departments both up and downstream, to facilitate the smooth flow of assets
through the pipeline

Work with artists to troubleshoot and fix problems

Ensure animation tools and workflows follows studio policies and guidelines.

Work closely with other Technical Directors to maintain and further the entire production
pipeline

Craft and update documentation for tools, techniques and work flows generated by the Technical
Director

Education, Experience and Skills Required:

3+ years experience as a Technical Director with a focus on Animation or Rigging pipelines

Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics a plus

Expert knowledge of Maya required

Proficiency in Python APIs and Mel scripting language

Must have written and supported animation and/or rigging tools used significantly in production

Experience with tool integration into existing or new pipelines

Working experience with one or more additional professional graphics packages, including
Houdini, and Nuke

Ability to establish priorities, work independently or within a group, and work with minimal
supervision

Excellent communication skills in dealing with both technical and artistic groups

To apply for this position please submit an application at  http://careers.digitaldomain.com/application.php?job_id=14_2_0622
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Pipeline TD

Category: Pipeline Programmer
Company: Digital Domain Vancouver
Location: Vancouver (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Pipeline Technical Director Job Description

Location: Vancouver, BC

Summary:

Pipeline Technical Directors are responsible for improving the overall efficiency of the facility-wide
production pipeline. They design, implement, and manage tools that assist the digital artists with their
daily use of both third party and in-house software and systems. These tools are intended to make the
computer graphics production as efficient and productive as possible. Pipeline TDs work with peers and
supervisors to craft novel tools, techniques, and procedures to aid the execution of the current project
and advance the capabilities of the facility. The role requires strong technical and communication skills, as
well as a firm understanding of software design, graphics, and production work flow.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Work with other TDs and artists to help design and create tools to be integrated into Digital
Domain’s existing pipeline. These tools will be created using a combination of custom and
commercial Python and C++ APIs, including those applicable to Nuke, Maya and Houdini,
depending upon the emphasis of the specific role.

Work with department representatives to augment their work flows and tool sets to achieve
specific goals of the project.

Work with artists to troubleshoot and fix problems.

Craft and update documentation for tools, techniques and work flows generated by the Technical Director.

Education, Experience and Skills Required:

3+ years experience as a Technical Director.

Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or equivalent work experience.

Practical knowledge of Python strongly desired, knowledge of PyQt a plus.

Working experience with one or more professional graphics packages, including Maya, Houdini,
and Nuke.

Proficiency in one or more professional graphics package C++/Python APIs, including the Maya
SDK, HDK, Nuke SDK, Mental Ray SDK, and Prman SDK preferred.

Proficiency in applicable domain specific programming language(s) including Mel, Hscript, RSL,
MetaSL.

To apply for this position please submit an application at  http://careers.digitaldomain.com/application.php?job_id=10_2_0088
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