Added by on 2017-01-03

Digital Domain Recruiting Compositing Developer/TD & Senior Rigging Developer/TD

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Compositing Developer/TD

Description

Purpose of the job:

The Compositing Developer/Technical Director works with peers and supervisors to craft novel compositing 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 compositing, color theory, software design, graphics, and production work flow.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

Design and create tools using a combination of custom libraries and the Nuke, Python, TCL, and C++ APIs
Integrate new tools into Digital Domain’s existing pipeline, using a combination of Python, C++, and the aforementioned APIs
Work with Compositing Supervisor(s) and Senior Compositors to customize tool set and work flow for a given project
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 arising in the Technical Director’s area(s) of expertise
Craft and update documentation for tools, techniques and work flows generated by the Technical Director
Remain informed of current technologies in the Technical Director’s field(s) of expertise

Qualifications:

3+ years experience as a Technical Director for Feature Films
Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or equivalent work experience
Firm understanding of Color Science
Proficiency with Nuke
Proficiency with Python and Tcl, PyQt experience a plus
Proficiency with C++ a plus
Proficiency with Nuke’s Python interface, Nuke SDK experience a plus
Proficiency with and experience in compositing
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.
Walking/bending/sitting.

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 3.0, Inc management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs.

Apply here:http://careers.digitaldomain.com/application.php?job_id=11_2_0275
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Senior Rigging Developer/TD

Description

Purpose of the job:

We are currently looking for a Senior Sr. Rigging Developer/TD with strong programming skills to work alongside our talented crew of riggers at Digital Domain. Assignments will include designing and maintaining our character rigging pipeline technology. This includes procedural rigging workflows, facial rigging pipeline as well creature deformations. The role requires strong technical and communication skills, as well as a firm understanding of character design, animation, rigging, tool development, and production workflow. This position requires 5-10 continuous years of production rigging/development experience and reports to the facility’s Rigging Supervisor.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

Utilize and extend DD’s existing Python-based rigging tools. Develop utilities to optimize department workflows
Develop and maintain facial rigs using a combination of proprietary and 3rd party toolsets
Assist in the design and maintenance of the studio’s rigging pipeline.

Education and/or Experience Required:

Degree in computer science, art, animation, engineering, or equivalent experience that would equal that level of professionalism, problem solving and analytical skills
5-10 years experience with production-level character rigging, scripting and tool development
Strong knowledge of Maya’s rigging toolset, Python, QT, Maya API, C/C++
Strong comprehension of anatomy and articulation (human and creature mechanics)
Keen artistic eye to drive the look of realistic and appealing surface deformations
Passion for creating convincing digital characters a must!

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
Walking/bending/sitting

Apply here:http://careers.digitaldomain.com/application.php?job_id=16_2_0874
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