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Rainmaker Recruiting Senior Pipeline TD

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Senior Pipeline TD

Category: Pipeline Programmer
Company: Rainmaker
Location: Vancouver (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description
We are looking for a Senior Pipeline TD with 5+ years of experience and deep knowledge of databases, object-oriented programming, C++, Shotgun AND Linux. We know, not shooting for the stars at all with that wish list! Oh, wait, AND we want you to be friendly with Maya. And now, we’ll be here holding our breaths, just waiting for the ONE to apply…


Under the guidance of the CG Supervisor and/of Director of Production Technology, devises and innovates methods of working through the development and maintenance of leading-edge proprietary tools/shaders/plug-ins/scripts.
Assists in the development of a feature film pipeline.
Creates scripts allowing for automation of specific tasks.
Maintains accurate documentation for all coding development and follows studio protocol.
Creates and maintains technical effects/shots as required.
Coordinates with technical support staff, Technical Animators and Render Wranglers. Provides additional technical support and training to production teams as needed.
Crafts innovative work flow tools to facilitate and expedite production.
Provides mentoring as necessary.
Assists the CG Supervisor and the Director of Production Technology with team member evaluations.
Interprets and implements notes and feedback form the CG Supervisor and/or Director of Production Technology in a timely and qualitatively acceptable way.
Interacts with IT staff with respect to operating, file and network systems issues.
Attends regular production and departmental meetings.
Interacts with commercial vendors with respect to technical issues affecting proprietary tools, etc.
Maintains contacts with academia/industry to keep current on new research and competitor developments. Reads relevant journal/conference/technical articles.
Delivers assignments per project’s schedule.
Adheres to digital file management protocols.
Supports and integrates the values of Rainmaker that being a commitment to innovation, creativity, professionalism and inspiration.
Interacts respectfully and professionally with colleagues, other staff members, partners and clients.
Additional duties as requested.



Advanced degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or related disciplines is required.
DVD Production

3-5 years of experience working in a professional environment within their discipline.
Feature Film Production

5-7 years of experience working in a professional environment within their discipline.
Worked on 1-2 high-end, feature quality productions.


Solid knowledge of CG Animation and/or Visual Effects.
Demonstrable production knowledge of Python, C and C++ is required.
Previous production experience with QT and GUI is a definite asset.
Working knowledge of high end 3D software packages such as Maya and its scripting is required. Knowledge of mental ray and/or RenderMan is an asset.
Working knowledge of project tracking/management systems and database-driven asset management systems is required.
Knowledge of Shotgun project management system is an asset.
Demonstrable knowledge of UNIX/Linux, procedural and object-oriented programming languages.
Experience with UNIX shell scripting is an asset.
Experience with MySQL and/or Postgres Databases is required.
Production experience with revisions control systems such as Subversion or Perforce is required.
Acquires and maintains up-to-date knowledge in the relevant fields.
Ability to communicate and/or demonstrate ideas clearly and concisely.
Practices attentive and active listening. Incorporates feedback and direction received from Pipeline Supervisor.
Open to and encourages feedback and new initiatives.
Adaptable to change, he/she can alter course of action quickly per production needs.
Highly motivated, pro-active, solid work ethic and positive attitude.
Makes decisions in a timely manner. Accepts accountability for own actions.
Efficient and detail oriented. Ability to deliver assignments on time and meet set objectives.
Strong problem solving skills and ability to work collaboratively.

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