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Oriental Dream Works Recruting Modeler & Pipeline Engineer

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Modeler

Reports To: Modeling Supervisor
Department: Modeling
Location: Shanghai, China
Primary Job Duty: Modeling (Character), 3D Art
Secondary Job Duties: Modeling (Objects / Worlds / Environments) , Modeling (Low Poly), Modeling (High Poly)
Primary Software: Mudbox, MAYA
Secondary Software: ZBrush
Salary: DOE

The Molder is responsible for creating a variety of complex models, including characters, props and environments for an animation film that align with the artistic design/style of the film.

Duties and Responsibilities

Demonstrate understanding of design fundamentals/principles preparing and installing models for production.
Demonstrate versatility in their ability to create a wide range of models from hard-edged to organic shapes.
Create models that align with artistic design/style of film; interprets art reference/art direction.
Works independently with minimal supervision.
Prepares and installs technically clean models for production.
Troubleshoots technical and creative problems.
Demonstrate strategic thinking in various modeling approaches and apply tools effectively and creatively to models.
Familiarity with the design rules and themes of the film currently assigned to and how to best apply them.
Demonstrate a basic understanding of common design components that make aesthetically pleasing models, i.e. balance, composition, shape/form, rhythm, etc

Qualifications

3+ years’ experience in animation, vfx or game production
Willingness to model characters, props and environments
Solid communication, listening and presentation skills
Good people skills; team player and a high level of professionalism
Shows adaptability to new methods, techniques and tools, as well as adaptability to the show production pipeline/environment
Eagerness to learn and willingness to hone own technical and creative skills
Ability to take direction/feedback
Able to meet or beat assignment deadlines
Solution oriented; makes recommendations to improve modeling processes
Strong working knowledge of Maya, Mudbox and Z-brush
Understands the technical requirements of each model and how technical modeling decisions relate to other departments

Please email your resume and any other supporting materials to recruiting@odw.com.cn if you are interested in this position.
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Pipeline Engineer

Description

Oriental DreamWorks is looking for an experienced software engineer to join the Pipeline development team. Pipeline developers are responsible for the backbone which allows a geographically distributed team to produce animated feature films and provide critical tooling to support a show’s artists and department heads.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide support and development of software tools and procedures to extend and enhance the core production pipeline.
Work with multiple departments, including Modeling, Animation, Lighting, and FX to design and implement custom production workflows.
Assist artists, technical directors, and department heads with troubleshooting workflow problems in various areas such as fur, clothing, particle effects, animation, and rendering.
Ensure software development follows studio policies and guidelines.

Required Qualifications

B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent is required
Strong programming skills. Proficiency in Python, C, and C++
Experience with GUI toolkits, especially Qt
Production experience in computer animation, visual effects, or game industry.
Experience integrating tools into existing or new pipelines.
Experience with multiple DCC applications such as Maya, Houdini, Nuke, or Katana.
Ability to establish priorities, work independently or within a group, and work with minimal supervision.
Demonstrated experience in high quality UI concept design and development
Exceptional communication skills in dealing with both technical and artistic groups.

Desired

Experience working as part of a geographically distributed development team
Experience using Javascript MVC frameworks to build end user web applications
Familiarity with cloud management systems such as OpenShift and OpenStack

Please email your resume and any other supporting materials to recruiting@odw.com.cn if you are interested in this position.
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