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Assistant Technical Director – Digital Domain Vancouver

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Digital Domain Vancouver


Job Title: Assistant Technical Director
Department: Technical Directors
Reports to: Pipeline Supervisor
Status: Non-exempt
Classification: Full Time, Contract
Date: July 2015

Purpose of the job:

ATDs provide troubleshooting for front-end and back-end technical support within a show structure for the Artist and Technical Director teams. ATD’s work closely with their customers alongside the Pipeline and Show TDs to develop and support tools across the facility as a whole, as well as for specific shows.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Work on the technical aspects of the Digital Domain pipeline
Provide support and development of tools and procedures to extend and enhance the pipeline
Assist our Artists in production with troubleshooting of shot assets, as well as general pipeline support
Ensure software development follows studio policies and guidelines
Work closely with other Technical Directors to maintain and further the production pipeline

Education, Experience and Skills Required:

Minimum 1 year production experience in computer animation, visual effects, or game industry
Python scripting required, along with Maya, Houdini and/or Nuke Python API knowledge
Familiarity with source control, preferably SV
Experience with Maya, Houdini, Nuke, or other 3rd Party packages
Strong programming skills and aptitude. Proficiency in Python, C++, Object Oriented Programming desired
Computer Science background or technical experience in a related field ideal
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

Working Conditions and Environment/Physical Demands:

Office working environment

Hours for this position are based on normal working hours but will require extra hours pending production needs
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it. Digital Domain Vancouver management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs.

To apply for this position please submit an application at
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