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Digital Domain Recruiting Pipeline Supervisor, Senior Rigging Developer/TD, Look Development Artist, Lighting Artist, FX Artist, Senior Marketing Manager & Accounting Manager

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Pipeline Supervisor – Lighting

Description

Purpose of the job:

The Lighting Pipeline Supervisor leads the development of the core set Lighting and Shading tools, working with Technology and Production Leadership to ensure that they meet the needs of current and future shows.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

Lead the design, development, and evolution of texturing, shading, and lighting workflows and pipeline, working with relevant Leads and Supervisors, the Global head of Pipeline and the Global Production Technology Supervisor to ensure that the work is consistent with the rest of the pipeline while addressing current and future show needs
Work with Leadership to establish best practices for common shading and lighting techniques for Digital Domain’s chosen renderers (currently Vray and Mantra)
Lead the effort to maintain and extend the facility’s library of shaders and tools addressing lighting and look development needs
Lead efforts to troubleshoot rendering and lighting technical issues, including ray tracing render optimization, and mentor others in doing the same
Develop best practices and approaches for shading specific problems (i.e. AOVs, Projection, SSS, etc)
Attend, report on, and present to relevant Pipeline Councils
Keep up-to-date on current industry technologies and techniques
Participate in discussions with 3rd party vendors as these discussions relate to department initiatives
Craft and update documentation for the tools, techniques and workflows

Education and/or Experience Required:

3+ years experience as a Senior Lighting Technical Director or Supervising Lighting Technical Director
Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or equivalent work experience
Extensive experience in a wide range of CG Look Development, Shader and Lighting techniques
Ability to troubleshoot and debug rendering issues
Strong working knowledge of large-scale, production-level pipelines a necessity
Ability to balance technical and aesthetic concerns
Solid experience developing plugins Vray SDK
Experience with competing Render SDKs, such as Prman, Arnold, Mental Ray a plus
Proficiency in one or more professional graphics package C++/Python APIs, including the Maya SDK, HDK, Nuke SDK
Working experience with one or more professional graphics packages, including Maya, Katana, Arnold, Houdini, and/or Nuke

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_6_0904
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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_6_0875
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Look Development Artist

Description

Purpose of the job:

The Look Development Artist works as part of the Look Development team that defines all the technical and aesthetic aspects needed to create the appearance of a 3-D element.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

Strong knowledge of VRay and Maya or similar raytraced renderers
Fluent with node-based shading networks
Creating shader networks in VRay and Maya to hand off to lighting for use in shot production
Participates as a team member in determining various design and technical solutions; provides feedback to other team members of the production
Linear color pipeline/understanding of colorspaces and global illumination problems and techniques

Education and/or Experience Required:

Strong knowledge of VRay and Maya
Strong problem solving ability and proven good creative eye
Basic Nuke skills
Must be able to work in a collaborative environment, and take direction from Supervisors
Must provide solid lookdev and/or lighting examples with detailed breakdown

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=15_6_0747
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Lighting Artist

Description

Purpose of the job:

The Lighting Artist will light shots and sequences and may participate in some Look Development. The Lighting Artist will work within the lighting and rendering pipeline to see shots through from start to finish.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

Create photorealistic CG lighting that meets all technical and aesthetic standards for the project
Complete tasks within production deadlines while being largely self-directed
Be able to troubleshoot common rendering and lighting technical issues
Education and/or Experience Required:
A wide range of experience and skills that can be used to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways
3+ years experience creating photorealistic lighting for feature films in Maya, Renderman, or Vray. Leading or mentoring experience is a plus
Extensive experience in a wide range of CG Lighting techniques and technical methods
Experience with HDRs and image based lighting
Ability to troubleshoot common rendering issues
Python or MEL experience in production is a plus
Must have excellent communication and organizational skills

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=15_6_0752
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FX Artist

Description

Purpose of the job:

The FX Artist works closely with the FX lead and FX TDs to create high quality effects including rigid body and particle dynamics, volume modeling and rendering, procedural geometry generation and fluid dynamics.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

Design and animate high quality, photo-real effects (fire, smoke, explosions, debris, clouds, etc) that meet all technical and aesthetic standards for the project
Work within the show structure and production deadlines to complete all tasks
Work closely with Lighting Artist and Compositors to ensure all effects will work smoothly within the show pipeline
Produce look tests based on provided reference materials
Take direction from FX Leads and FX TDs as well as provide guidance and mentorship to other FX Artists

Qualifications:

Education, Experience, and Skills Required:

3+ years experience as an FX Artist creating photo-real effects elements for feature films and commercials
Degree in Animation, Arts, Fine Arts or equivalent production experience
Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or Mathematics a plus
Expert knowledge of any/all of the following: rigid body and particle dynamics, volume modeling and rendering, procedural geometry generation and fluid dynamics
Strong understanding of physical dynamics and natural phenomena
Production experience working in Houdini and/or Maya is required
Experience with one or more other professional software packages such as 3D Studio Max or Real Flow is a plus
Requires strong technical and communication skills within a show structure
Firm understanding of effects production pipelines
Python scripting is a plus

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=15_6_0743
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Senior Marketing Manager

Description

Purpose of the job:

The Senior Marketing Manager will play a critical role in the planning and execution of the company’s marketing activities, including messaging, advertising, design, social media, events, website maintenance/development, SEO, product launches, customer references, partner marketing, support of the business development team and internal communications. This role will both manage external vendors and serve as an individual contributor, and will work closely with the PR manager and counterparts in Asia to coordinate cross-channel campaigns.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

Drive content for use in public relations, website, advertising and social efforts
Work closely with business development teams to provide marketing support
Manage and maintain the website, liaise with international teams to coordinate localization of the site
Liaise with and support parent companies’ marketing efforts
Manage the company brand and help evolve the message
Drive the company’s activity across social media channels
Manage North American paid search campaigns
Manage the company’s presence at events and tradeshows
Manage the launch of and contributions to the blog
Work with partners on joint-promotions and awareness campaigns
Manage budgets and timelines across marketing campaigns
Track and report campaign metrics, present findings for data-driven marketing
Support internal communications (including Intranet) with writing/editing guidance; keep employee base apprised of company activities

Qualifications:

Education and/or Experience Required:

College degree in communications and/or marketing or a related field, and/or a combination of education and experience equivalent to that level of professionalism, problem solving, and analytical skills required
7+ years work experience required in entertainment, preferably the VFX Feature Film, virtual reality and/or Commercials/Advertising industry

Skills, Abilities, Special Licenses or Certificate:

Knowledge base of current industry technology trends preferred
Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills
Expertise with social media tools and channels
Portfolio and writing samples evidencing successful marketing campaigns required
Familiarity with visual effects industry is desired
Experience in production environment is desired
Ability to self-manage, and to prioritize and execute multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
International business experience a plus

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/business 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=17_6_0944
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Accounting Manager

Description

Purpose of the job:

Digital Domain, the Academy Award-winning feature film and commercial visual effects studio located in Los Angeles, CA, is seeking an experienced Accounting Manager for its Finance Department, who will coordinate and manage key financial processes, including month end close, treasury needs and cash flow forecasting, financial planning, reporting and budgeting. This position will report directly to SVP, Corporate Controller.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

Responsible for the day-to-day general ledger accounting and reporting
Ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP and internal controls
Responsible for the preparation, coordination, review and analysis of the management reporting package for month-end
Work with cross-functional teams to manage accurate accounting and reporting
Review and finalize Trial Balance, P&L, Balance Sheet
Review and finalize variance analysis
Prepare and review Inter-Company allocations
Prepare and review account reconciliations, account analysis, accrual calculations, and other related accounting documents/schedules
Coordinate and review monthly, quarterly and annual statutory reporting

Education and/or Experience Required:

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
CPA required
7+ years Accounting/Finance experience
Experience working with multi-business units within a global corporation preferred
Revenue Recognition Multiple Elements preferred
Experience in consolidation and preparing reporting package of full financials to parent company
Experience with Oracle Fusion a plus
Previous management experience with excellent leadership skills and hands-on management style
Skills, Abilities, Special Licenses or Certificate:

Excellent excel skills

Ability to work in a fast-paced, growing environment
Detail oriented and well organized
Must have excellent communication, interpersonal, and analytical skills

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=16_6_0928
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