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Method Studios Recruiting Pipeline Supervisor

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Pipeline Supervisor

Category: Other
Company: Method Studios New York
Location: New York (United States)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description


Reporting to the Vice President of Production Technology, the Pipeline Supervisor is responsible for leading the pipeline development and show TD teams in producing and maintaining the tools and processes which ensure the smooth operation of visual effects and commercial pipelines at Method Studios in Los Angeles. The goal is to improve efficiency and quality for all segments of the studio, while reducing costs. In addition to show responsibilities, the Pipeline Supervisor will, along with the other pipeline supervisors at sister studios, be responsible for global pipeline projects designed to unify the production process across sites.

Responsibilities and Duties

Working with local productions to provide solutions to production problems using global solutions
Working with the development team and TDs to design and produce tools and processes for local and global productions
Establishing a working relationship and a rapport based on mutual respect with VFX and CG Supervisors
Participating with key stakeholders in the planning to meet shows’ technical needs
Attending weekly project updates
Working with other Pipeline Supervisors; applying global solutions to local problems and, where possible, globalizing local production solutions
Working with technology project managers to deliver pipeline components, processes, and tools on time and on budget
While supporting local productions, working with the VP of Production Technology and the other Pipeline Supervisors to define and achieve strategic goals
Managing physical and human resources in order to achieve both local and global technical goals
Working with the VP of Production Technology, Pipeline Supervisors, and production stakeholders to establish a studio strategy and tactical solutions to achieve it
Partnering with production leadership to help lead working groups of TDs, developers, show supervisors, department supervisors, and other key digital artists to continually monitor, maintain, and enhance inter-studio production performance
Working to solve problems at the right level, escalating when necessary, and addressing problems on site when possible
Working to resolve conflicts that arise from limited resources or divergent stakeholder goals
Utilizing limited resources as effectively as possible
Promoting a positive and productive work environment; knowing when to lead and when to follow, leading collaborative efforts
Promoting good, timely, and effective communication between supervisors, CG Supervisors, and Production Leadership and the executive teams


BS or MS in Computer Science, Computer Graphics, Engineering, or equivalent
Minimum 7-10 years of experience in visual effects for feature films or feature animation
Solid experience in film and video Post-production preferred
Minimum 3 years of experience in the management/leadership of software, pipeline, or technology teams required
Ability to write code in Python and C/C++ and assist in tool/pipeline development
Working understanding of issue tracking, agile project management, and continuous build and integration preferred
Comprehensive working knowledge of multiple 2D and 3D software packages required
Demonstrated organizational, problem solving, and project management skills
Must be a proven and effective leader with the ability to effectively delegate and mentor
Must be able to work in a collaborative, fast-paced, and high-pressure environment
Proven ability to drive initiatives while maintaining perspective
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
Ability to establish priorities, efficiently multitask, and work with diverse personalities spreading all levels of management and technical staff

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