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Reel FX Recruiting Senior Technical Director, Technical Director & Junior Technical Director

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Senior Technical Director

Category: Technical Director
Company: Reel FX
Location: Dallas (United States)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Job Summary

This is for our DALLAS Location
The Senior Technical Director is a production position. The Senior Technical Director works closely with the production Supervising Technical Director and production artists to support the technical execution of a project. Technical directors guide projects through the production pipeline by validating production assets, troubleshooting scenes, writing tools, and addressing technical challenges across all disciplines of the CG pipeline. The successful candidates have the ability to identify deficiencies in the technical process and to research, design, and implement solutions to enhance production workflow. The technical director must work well in a team-oriented production environment, where daily proactive problem solving and technical innovation are expected.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Performs advanced technical support for artists working on shots and assets in Maya, Nuke, Mari, and Houdini.
• Supervises other TDs in semi-automated technical checks, publishes, and other data-movement tasks.
• Facilitates faster workflows with scripting (Mel, Python, or C++) at an dvanced level: scripts perform higher level functions outside the scope of a single scene, codes against Studio Tools standards and APIs.
• Specifies and prototypes high-level production tools and workflows, works closely with Pipeline Tools developers to create and delivery studio-wide solutions.
• Collaborates with Supervising Technical Director and CG Supervisor on production strategy and show-wide resource and support planning.
• Develops advanced Studio Tools using departmental standards, conventions, and APIs.
• Develops architecture components and contributes high-level software development strategy.
• Adheres to standards established by the team, contributes recommendations and establishes standards.
• Works with artists to define scope of tools, serves as lead developer on mid-to-large sized projects.
• Operates with a service-based, positive attitude.

Education and Experience Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Film, Animation, or equivalent experience.
• 5+ years of production experience
• Possesses middle-level understanding of Linux commands.
• Possesses advanced-level understanding of Python and C++ (plug-in development).
• Possesses advanced-level understanding of the pipeline: knows function of all departments, the specific toolsets they use, and understands the functional components of each department at an advanced level.
• Possesses advanced-level of understanding of render queuing system (Qube).
• Possesses strong understanding of core functionality of Maya, Nuke, Mari, and Houdini and is expected to devise original or alternate solutions to challenging artistic and technical problems in production.
• Can identify and resolve advanced shot and asset technical issues.
• Requires minimal assistance from a mentor/supervisor.
• Ability to mentor more junior personnel.

Note: This job description is not meant to be all inclusive. Employee may be required to perform other duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization

Apply here:- http://jobs.reelfx.com/positions/senior-technical-director-feature-film-this-is-for-our-dallas-location-316
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Technical Director

Category: Technical Director
Company: Reel FX
Location: Dallas (United States)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Job Summary

This is for our DALLAS Location
The Technical Director is a production position. The Technical Director works closely with the production Supervising Technical Director and production artists to support the technical execution of a project. Technical directors guide projects through the production pipeline by validating production assets, troubleshooting scenes, writing tools, and addressing technical challenges across all disciplines of the CG pipeline. The successful candidates have the ability to identify deficiencies in the technical process and to research, design, and implement solutions to enhance production workflow. The technical director must work well in a team-oriented production environment, where daily proactive problem solving and technical innovation are expected.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Performs basic and advanced technical support for artists working on shots and assets in Maya, Nuke, Mari, and Houdini.
• Supervises other TDs in semi-automated technical checks, publishes, and other data-movement tasks
• Facilitates faster workflows with scripting (Mel, Python, or C++) at a Middle level: scripts perform higher level functions outside the scope of a single scene, codes against Studio Tools standards and APIs.
• Adheres to standards established by the team, contributes recommendations and establishes standards.
• Works with artists to define scope of tools, may serve as lead developer on small-to-mid-sized projects.
• Develops basic and advanced Studio Tools using departmental standards, conventions, and APIs.
• Operates with a service-based, positive attitude

Education and Experience Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Film, Animation, or equivalent experience.
• 2+ years of production experience
• Possesses middle-level understanding of Linux commands.
• Possess middle-level understand of Python and C++ (plug-in development).
• Possesses middle-level understanding of the pipeline: knows function of all departments, the specific toolsets they use, and generally how each department carries out its functions.
• Possesses middle-level understanding of render queuing system (Qube).
• Ability to mentor more junior personnel.
• Can design layouts and implement tools.
• Possesses strong understanding of core functionality of Maya, Nuke, Mari, and/or Houdini and can devise original or alternate solutions to challenging artistic and technical problems in production.
• Can identify and resolve advanced shot and asset technical issues.
• Requires occasional assistance from a mentor/supervisor.

Note: This job description is not meant to be all inclusive. Employee may be required to perform other duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization

Apply here:- http://jobs.reelfx.com/positions/technical-director-feature-film-this-is-for-our-dallas-location-315
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Junior Technical Director

Category: Technical Director
Company: Reel FX
Location: Dallas (United States)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Job Summary

This is for our DALLAS Location
The Junior Technical Director is a production position. The Junior Technical Director works closely with the production Supervising Technical Director, Production Technology team, and production artists to support the technical execution of a project. Technical Directors guide projects through the production pipeline by validating production assets, troubleshooting scenes, writing tools, and addressing technical challenges across all disciplines of the CG pipeline. The successful candidates have the ability to identify deficiencies in the technical process and to research, design, and implement solutions to enhance production workflow. Technical Directors must work well in a team-oriented production environment, where daily proactive problem solving and technical innovation are expected.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Performs basic technical support for artists working on shots and assets in Maya, Nuke, and Houdini.
• Executes semi-automated technical checks, publishes, and other data-movement tasks
• Facilitates faster workflows with scripting (Mel or Python) at a Basic level: scripts perform operations on the current Maya scene, little to no reliance on studio tools or standards.
• Develops basic Studio Tools using departmental standards, conventions, and APIs.
• Works with artists to define scope of tools.
• Adheres to standards established by the team.
• Operates with a service-based, positive attitude

Education and Experience Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Film, Animation, or equivalent experience.
• Possesses basic-level understanding of Linux commands.
• Possesses middle-level understanding of Python.
• Possesses middle-level understanding of Maya (knowledge of Houdini, Mari, and/or Nuke a plus)
• Possesses basic-level understanding of the pipeline: knows function of all departments and what data moves between those departments.
• Understands how to interact with the render queue (Qube) to submit and modify jobs.
• Can design layouts and implement tools.
• Can identify and resolve basic shot and asset technical issues.
• Requires moderate assistance from a mentor/supervisor.

Note: This job description is not meant to be all inclusive. Employee may be required to perform other duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization

Apply here:- http://jobs.reelfx.com/positions/junior-technical-director-feature-film-this-is-for-our-dallas-location-314
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