Added by on 2013-07-12

Modus FX Recruiting Technical Director (TD)


Technical Director

Company: Modus FX
Location: Montreal (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Type of employment :

Full time

Immediate supervisor

Lead Technical Director–Production

General description

The incumbent is responsible for the technical management of the production structure. He must design, create and develop the tools that will help to solve technical problems encountered on the production floor.


Have a college diploma or university degree in3D animation or computer science;
Must have five (5) years experience in cg production or postproduction, with an emphasis on scripting/programming;
Excellent knowledge of the following software is required: XSI, Python, C / C+ +;
Have experience in developing tools for Soft Image in Pyhton, C/C++
Have an excellent knowledge of the programming techniques;
Good knowledge of the process of tool development for Softimage;
Knowledge of developing tools for data exchange between Softimage, Nuke, Houdini and Maya is an asset;
Knowledge of Softimage ICE is a desirable asset;
Good spoken and written knowledge of either English or French is required;

Principal responsibilities

Ensure awareness of the nature of VFX project in advance of commencing production;
Meet with team involved with the project before commencing production;
Listen, identify, define and fulfill the needs of the technical direction;
Interact and determine with his immediate supervisor what the final result is to be delivered;
Assess and inform his superior of the difficulties and technical challenges that are anticipated to solve problems;
Identify the technical approaches to be used to achieve the desired result;
Take on the understanding of current pipeline/procedures in place to make improvements;
Create quick scripts to automate repetitive production tasks;
Develop and program toolsets that meet current and future needs of production;
Ensure the stability/ standardization of the toolsets and make the necessary corrections, if any;
Advise the production team as tools get created and updated for the floor, and provide/maintain documentation on its use:
Design, develop and maintain the tool sets created;
Provide technical support to the production team;
Problem solve and support current tools on the floor;
Debug and improve the tools used;
Organize, manage and keep the programming files created up to date;
Work to optimize the techniques currently used;
Inform his supervisor on his progress of assigned workload/tasks;
Publish the approved/tested tools to the floor;
Participate in daily meetings;
Submit completed work done for the evaluation/approval of his superior;
Write and participate in a postmortem at the end of each project;
Perform other related duties as assigned by management.

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