Added by on 2017-09-25

Double Negative Recruiting Pipeline TD, Creature TD & Pipeline Supervisor

Double Negative hiring, Double Negative Singapore Hiring

Pipeline TD

Description

As a Pipeline Technical Director (Pipeline TD), you will be responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the tools, software and workflows used on our award-winning VFX and Feature Animation shows. You will be providing face-to-face technical support and assistance to artists, as well as developing new tools and scripts – predominantly in Python – to meet the specific show requirements.

Our talented Pipeline TDs are highly technical and demonstrate an aptitude for creative problem solving. You will be regularly required to:

• provide technical advice and support for artists
• collaborate with R&D developers and senior production supervisors to develop specific new
Python tools and workflows
• contribute to the development and constant improvement of the Double Negative pipeline
• ensure requests for new tools are connected with company strategy

As well as being able to demonstrate technical skill and initiative, you will need to be an excellent communicator – your ability to accurately and succinctly communicate between technical developers and non-technical artists will help you thrive in this role.

Our Pipeline TDs not only produce excellent work, they are also inspirational mentors and coaches to the more junior members of the Pipeline team. This ranges from formal guidance – generating tutorials and teaching materials – to informal mentoring on a day-to-day basis, and you will be supported in this role by our Pipeline Supervisors.

Above all, you will be at the centre of some of the most exciting VFX and Animation work on projects ranging from blockbuster epics to television dramas, working with some of the most talented individuals in the industry. You will be in a fantastic position to develop your leadership skills and enhance your skills as a tool developer in a collaborative, show-facing environment.

Must Have

• Previous experience in Visual Effects or related industry
• Excellent Python, Maya and Linux skills
• Solid understanding of the Visual Effects pipeline
• Experience in developing tools for DCC packages such as Maya, Houdini or Nuke

Nice to Have

• A degree in Computer Science, Computer Graphics or other related field
• Experience with source control systems and team development

We would not be able to produce award-winning work without our Production Technology department, which is committed to nurturing an inclusive, diverse and exciting workplace. Our technical directors have a variety of backgrounds and originate from a number of different countries, working across the globe at the forefront of technology in the industry.

About Us

Double Negative are a multi-award winning, ground-breaking and long-established VFX post-production house, producing cutting-edge VFX, and is now one of the world’s largest providers of visual effects for Film and TV with facilities in London, Mumbai, Vancouver, Los Angeles, and Chennai.

Apply here:- http://jobs.jobvite.com/double-negative-visual-effects/job/oMjH5fwB/apply
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Creature TD

Description

Creature TDs at Double Negative are integral to the development of animation and simulation rigs for creatures, digital doubles, vehicles, props and the subsequent simulations. You will find technical and creative solutions to develop high quality rigs and simulations according to the needs of the production.

Must Have

Minimum of 2 years experience on feature films
Thorough knowledge of an area of creature specialisation and a broad understanding of the other areas, which include rigging and enveloping in Maya, cloth, hair, flesh, rigid body destruction, crowd simulations
Full working knowledge of Maya
Be comfortable with the more technical aspects of creature work where appropriate
Have strong visual and artistic skills
Familiarity with pipeline issues and a typical creature heavy post production environment

Nice to Have

Programming or scripting skills (e.g. Python, Mel), depending on the area of specialisation
An interest in anatomy, tailoring, grooming or mechanics depending on your area of specialisation
Houdini Creature FX set-ups and simulation
A good General TD background
Strong understanding of Linux/Unix based operating systems

About You

Organised, pro-active and a self-starter
A team player and clear communicator, and a keenness for collaboration
Adaptable and with a willingness to learn new skills and techniques – including proprietary software
Calm under pressure and committed to meet production deadlines
A positive, can-do attitude

About Us

Double Negative are a multi-award winning, ground-breaking and long-established VFX post-production house, producing cutting-edge VFX, and is now one of the world’s largest providers of visual effects for Film and TV with facilities in London, Mumbai, Vancouver, Los Angeles, and Chennai.

Apply here:- http://jobs.jobvite.com/double-negative-visual-effects/job/oHvz5fwA/apply
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Pipeline Supervisor

Description

As a Pipeline Supervisor you will have overall responsibility for identifying and defining the core pipeline and workflow requirements for large or complex shows. You will be responsible for designing technical solutions to the specific and general needs of those shows in collaboration with global supervisors, senior production staff and lead R&D developers.

Our talented Pipeline Supervisors are highly technical and are enthusiastic leaders. You will be regularly required to:

manage and contribute to on-show development done by ATDs and Pipeline TDs
contribute to the planning of major developments in the core Double Negative pipeline
train artists in relevant new technology and techniques
create user-friendly documentation and tutorials for new tools and workflows
generate and monitor support and development tickets for our shows
This role is an integral part of the connection between our excellent R&D teams and our brilliant artists and Production staff. With every decision the Pipeline team makes you will be evaluating the needs of the specific shows with the improvement of the Double Negative pipeline as a whole and will be key in aiding communication between these two groups.

You will be a supervising presence for more junior members of the Pipeline team, including our Pipeline TDs, ATDs and ATD Apprentices, who will look to you to provide coaching, guidance and mentoring. You will also be required to manage and contribute to their on-show development of tools and workflows, ensuring that all development efforts meet the needs of the show while also contributing to the overall pipeline.
Above all, you will be at the heart of the award-winning Visual Effects and Feature Animation work we undertake and will have significant influence in facilitating the delivery of these world-class shows as well as the cutting-edge technology which makes it all possible.

Must Have:

Proven experience at a supervisory level in the visual effects industry
Excellent Python, Maya and Linux skills
Experience in developing tools for DCC packages such as Maya, Houdini and/or Nuke
Experience with source control systems and team development

Nice to Have:

A degree in Computer Science, Computer Graphics or other related field
Expert understanding of the visual effects pipeline
Experience with renderers such as PRMan, Clarisse or Mantra

We would not be able to produce award-winning work without our Production Technology department, which is committed to nurturing a diverse and exciting workplace. Our teams have a variety of backgrounds and originate from a number of different countries, working across the globe at the forefront of technology in the industry.

About Us

Double Negative are a multi-award winning, ground-breaking and long-established VFX post-production house, producing cutting-edge VFX, and is now one of the world’s largest providers of visual effects for Film and TV with facilities in London, Mumbai, Vancouver, Los Angeles, and Chennai.

Apply here:- http://jobs.jobvite.com/double-negative-visual-effects/job/oGLJ5fwZ/apply
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