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Pipeline Supervisor – Digital Domain

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Title: Pipeline Supervisor
Reports To: Global Pipeline Supervisor
Responsibilities To: Individual Show CG & DFX Supervisors
Direct Reports: Show TDs

Digital Domain is an Academy Award©-winning digital production studio focused on visual effects for feature film and advertising. Founded in 1993, the company has built a legacy of achievement, listing Titanic, The Day After Tomorrow and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button among its 75+ film credits. A creative giant in advertising, Digital Domain has created some of the world’s most memorable spots. The studio works with top directors and is continually pushing into new territory. Digital Domain is recognized for pioneering work in photo-real digital humans, and productions that bring the worlds of movies, games, advertising and the web closer together.


As a strong technically knowledgeable leader, this role oversees and is accountable for long-term facility planning and implementation of an efficient and effective pipeline. This pipeline allows artists to focus on creating the highest quality images while working within an established production timeframe and budget. The Pipeline Supervisor directly manages the technology aspects of the show, overseeing the configuration of the production pipeline and enhancing facility wide performance for a given production.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Drives the core building block, process, and idealized pipeline implementations for digital productions and pipeline projects
Anticipates pipeline development challenges and identifies solutions with the team of DFX Supervisors, CG Supervisors and Software Engineers
Participates in show approach planning with key stakeholders and attends weekly project technology status meetings
Balances short term show needs with long-term strategic requirements and priorities, giving instruction to the Global Supervisors when necessary for action.
Responsible for resource negotiation of staff with Production to ensure adequate coverage of technology areas- including resource allocation, show staffing, and shortage/ overhire determination
Assist the Global Pipeline Supervisor in expressing the studio pipeline evolution plan properly to the Senior Executive staff and studio at large
Partners with Production to help lead a working group of TDs, Software Engineers, show Supervisors, department Supervisors, and key Digital Artist leaders to continually monitor, maintain, and enhance facility wide performance for Production across multiple locations
Acts as an escalation point for Supervisors, Production Management, and Artist Management to resolve conflicts; ensures limited resources are effectively utilized and artists efficiently tasked by matching artist skill set to assignment identifying cross-utilization opportunities whenever possible
Promotes a positive and productive work environment and leads collaborative efforts across the facility
Ensures effective communication between DFX Supervisors, CG Supervisors, and Area Leads to ensure critical information is shared across shows

Education, Experience and Skills Required:

BS or MS in Computer Science or Computer Graphics or equivalent
Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in feature film on the post-production side required
3-5 years management/leadership of software, pipeline, or technology teams required
Ability to write code in Mel, Python, C++ and assist in tool/pipeline development
Strong working knowledge of multiple 2D and 3D software packages and pipelines required
Experience with large-scale visual effects or animation pipeline required
Demonstrated organizational, problem solving, and project management skills required
Must have strong leadership qualities with the ability to effectively delegate and mentor both technical and creative individuals
An experienced and honed creative eye required
Must be able to work in a collaborative, fast-paced environment
Proven ability to drive initiatives while maintaining perspective on company goals
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
Ability to establish priorities, multitask efficiently, and work with diverse personalities and all levels of management and technical staff in a high-pressure environment

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