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Method Studios Recruiting Pipeline Developer

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Pipeline Developer

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

Job Description

The Pipeline Developer is involved in the creation and ongoing support of a large high-end visual effects pipeline and asset/project management system. This includes infrastructure technologies that make up the pipeline at Method Studios such as databases, Python tools, Bash scripts and web interfaces. Production support of artists and package-specific scripting will also be part of the Pipeline Developer’s responsibilities.

Duties and Responsibilities

· Problem solving and developing new or improved pipeline software and tools
· Refactoring and adapting existing tools from the Vancouver or LA offices for use in a new shared pipeline
· Liaising with counterparts in other studios on designs for new tools or refactoring of existing tools
· Providing new applications for use by production teams
· Documentation for end users and other developers of above systems
· Production support of above systems in an urgent and timely fashion


· Undergraduate or Graduate degree in Computing Science, or equivalent work experience
· Familiarity scripting or writing plugins for Houdini, Maya, or Nuke
· Excellent knowledge of Python
· Excellent problem-solving and communication skills with a solid background in algorithms and data structures
· Experience testing code and ability to create clear documentation
· Code sharing and repository experience using either SVN, CVS or Git
· Linux knowledge and Bash scripting experience
· Ability to develop code independently or as part of a team
· Experience working in feature film or TV Visual Effects, with knowledge of VFX industry-standard methodologies, tools and processes for software development
· C/C++ or other scripting language experience
· Understanding of relational databases and SQL an asset

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