Added by on 2015-02-27

Method Studios Recruiting Assistant Technical Director

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Assistant Technical Director

Category: Technical Director
Company: Method Studios Vancouver
Location: Vancouver (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

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

Duties

Develop and maintain scripts, tools and utilities for Maya and/or Houdini artists
Work in and understand the Method proprietary pipeline. Help develop and maintain this pipeline
Create, package, and release tools and tool projects using Method proprietary technology
Assist artists in technical issues. Help to debug any Maya/Houdini-related or Method pipeline related issues
Help debug rendering and dispatching issues
Work as “triage” from time-to-time, acting as the point person for any and all production-related queries to the pipeline department.
Identify workflow inefficiencies and work with artists and other pipeline teams to build systems to improve these inefficiencies

Qualifications

Good knowledge of VFX software packages such as Maya, Houdini, Nuke
Programming experience, preferably in Python, C++, MEL, and/or java
Excellent problem-solving and interpersonal skills
Bash/cshell/Linux knowledge
Knowledge of render queuing software
Some experience as a 3D or 2D artist a plus
Good understanding of relational databases and/or SQL
Experience in code-sharing, revision control
Experience writing or working with shaders for vray, Renderman, Mantra, Mental Ray or other production renderers an asset
Undergraduate or Graduate degree in Computing Science a plus
Knowledge of Shotgun or asset management a plus

Apply here:- http://www.methodstudios.com/apply/assistant-technical-director
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