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Method Studios Recruiting Pipeline Developers

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Pipeline Developers

Method Studios Vancouver is actively seeking Pipeline Developers to work on upcoming feature film projects, to start in JUNE/JULY.

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

This is a full-time, contract position requiring periodic overtime.

Please e-mail with your résumé and upcoming availability, with subject line “Pipeline Developer” and your name, as in: ” Pipeline Developer – Joe Smith”.

We thank all candidates in advance for applying but only those selected will be contacted for an interview.
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