Added by on 2016-11-10

Method Studios Recruiting Assistant Technical Director & Receptionist/Client Services

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ATD (Assistant Technical Director)

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Pipeline Supervisor, the Assistant Technical Director (ATD) will be involved in the creation and ongoing support of a large high-end visual effects pipeline and asset/project management system, as well as Maya or Houdini tools and utilities. This is a service-oriented role and the ATD should have a helpful, patient and accommodating personality.

Duties

· Work closely with production teams, artists, and supervisors to gather information on pipeline needs
· Develop and maintain scripts to optimize various tasks for production
· Create, package, and release tools and tool projects using proprietary technology
· Debug problematic scenes in Maya, Houdini, Nuke, and other packages.
· Work as triage, acting as the point person for production-related queries to the pipeline department, diagnosing technical issues and address them directly or escalate to the pipeline team
· Validate issues of artists and clearly express technical issues that come from artists in a way that is reproducible
· Identify workflow inefficiencies and work with artists and other pipeline teams to build systems to improve these inefficiencies
· Monitor bug reports filed by productions

Qualifications

· Programming experience, preferably in Python, C++, MEL, and/or java
· Undergraduate or Graduate degree, ideally in a technical field
· Good knowledge of CG software packages such as Maya, Houdini, Nuke
· Excellent problem-solving and interpersonal skills
· Good understanding of relational databases and/or SQL
· Familiarity with Bash/cshell/Linux a plus
· Knowledge of render queuing software a plus
· Experience in code-sharing, revision control
· Experience writing or working with shaders for vray, Renderman, Mantra, Mental Ray or other production renderers an asset
· Knowledge of Shotgun or asset management systems a plus

This is a full-time position requiring some overtime.

Apply here:- http://www.methodstudios.com/apply/atd-assistant-technical-director-2
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Receptionist/Client Services

Duties Include:

· Orders and prepares coffee and meal services for in-house clients and, when approved by management, overtime meals for staff and fall within expense guidelines.
· Distributes meals and beverages in a timely manner and at a high quality standard.
· Cooperates, coordinates and works well with others in the pursuit of excellent customer service to all clients and staff.
· Liaises with food, beverage and other service suppliers to resolve any quality and service issues.
· Reception cover
· Ensures that Client Service supplies are adequately stocked at all times.
· Ensures that all food and beverage areas within the building are kept clean and well-organized on a regular and ongoing basis.
· Highlights building issues (big or small) to the Client Services Manager as seen through the eyes and ears of our clients.
· Assists in preparation, set-up and take down of client and staff events as requested by the Client Services Manager.
· Ensures appropriate supplies are always available in meeting rooms and washrooms for clients.
· Flexibility in hours worked or overtime may be required by Client Services Manager’s request and/or approval.
· Performs other tasks as requested.

Experience and Education:

· Post secondary education in business, hospitality or related areas.
· Minimum of 1 years’ experience in a customer service focused role; ideally as a food & beverage server.
· Exceptional, proven client services experience.
· Experience in performing outstanding operational processes for service delivery.
· Experience in project management or event planning is an asset.

Knowledge and Skills:

· Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills.
· Strong team player with exceptional organizational skills.
· Able to deal with vendors, staff and clients in a friendly, professional manner.
· Adept at anticipating emerging issues then implementing tactics to address them.
· Exceptional ability to adapt efficiently and effectively to a demanding and changing work environment managing flexible hours, multiple tasks, competing priorities and deadlines.
· Ability to accept and follow direction, with the ability to carry out tasks in an independent manner.
· FOODSAFE Level 1 and SERVING IT RIGHT certificates required.
· Ability to lift minimum 25 lbs.

Apply here:- http://www.methodstudios.com/apply/receptionist-client-services
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