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Framestore Recruiting Pipeline Technical Director & Render Wrangler

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Pipeline Technical Director

Category: Technical Director
Company: Framestore
Location: London (United Kingdom)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Pipeline Technical Directors are responsible for writing and maintaining tools for use on high end visual effects films. Pipeline TDs are required to work closely with the CG Supervisor, department Leads and Lead Pipeline TD.


Writing pipeline tools and further developing the pipeline for use across Framestore shows
Working in collaboration with the CG Supervisor and end users to determine the best solutions
Once a solution has been agreed then ensure that it addresses end user and show requirements as briefed
Maintaining of tools including troubleshooting and optimisation
Thorough documentation of all development and updating as necessary
Ongoing research to recommend improvements to workflows in order to improve productivity or communication

Essential Skills:

Excellent Python, Maya and Linux skills
Experience developing for a 3D application such as Maya or Houdini
Problem solving abilities
Excellent communication and documentation skills
The ability to prioritise production needs and tasks
Detail orientated with a strong ability to multi-task
A good understanding of the entire visual effects process, from shooting through to compositing
A general understanding of networking and performance issues that arise with automated tools

Desirable Skills:

Experience developing for other applications such as Nuke
Visual effects production experience
A degree in Computer Science

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Render Wrangler

Category: Render Wrangler
Company: Framestore
Location: London (United Kingdom)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

The Render Support department monitors and manages the physical render farm cluster and the software which the render farm runs ensuring high availability of resources 24/7. The Render Support team also support the Data Operations department with providing out of hours data support.


Monitor and report on render jobs for each show
Monitor, track and report render resource usage for each project
Balance multiple shows resource needs within the Company’s physical capacity
Identify render errors and fix/escalate to the relevant department
Liaise with TDs regarding possible render optimisation
Assist with out of hours data operations requests
Monitor disk/data usage out of hours to ensure availability of disk resources

Essential Skills:

Excellent communication skills
Fundamental understanding of visual effects and computer graphics concepts and terminology
Familiarity with Linux
Desirable Skills:
Experience with Maya, Renderman, Nuke, Arnold or Houdini
Python or shell scripting experience

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