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Digital Domain Recruiting Pipeline TD

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Pipeline TD

Category: Pipeline Programmer
Company: Digital Domain Playa Vista
Location: Playa Vista (United States)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

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Digital Domain Playa Vista


Job Title: Pipeline TD
Department: Pipeline Department
Reports to: Global Production Technology Supervisor
Status: Exempt
Classification: Project
Date: July 2014

Purpose of the job: 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

Essential Functions/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 and/or Experience 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,

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 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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