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Method Studios Recruiting Junior Pipeline TD

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Junior Pipeline TD

Category: Pipeline Programmer
Company: Method Studios Vancouver
Location: Vancouver (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description


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.


· 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


· 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.

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