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Head of Technology – SPIN VFX – Toronto

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The Head of Technology will have the overall responsibility for the SPINVFX and SPINVR production software and hardware infrastructure and Systems Administration portfolios. They will work closely with the Head of Pipeline and Head of Systems to develop long term plans and determine and prioritize immediate needs. Additionally, they will present specific department proposals to Management with corresponding time lines for completion and document and report milestones.

The Head of Technology will:

Manage the technical teams, resources and project requirements;
Infrastructure procurement planning and budgeting
Maintain very high industry standard security rating
Responsible for ensuring and maintaining quality assurance, time management and control of technical production;
Collaborate with our technical team to establish and monitor pipeline processes, guidelines and training
Lead, mentor and motivate technical team in a positive and proactive manner;
Participate in staff evaluations and feedback;
Participate in staff recruitment and candidate interviews for the technical divisions;
Attend required technical functions / industry events / demonstrations and presentations;
Develop and implement Cloud Computing strategy
Develop strategy for integrating GPU processing power into production
Keep up on the latest technical innovations
Liaise and negotiate with outside technical service providers / procurement’s;

To qualify, you must have:

Bachelors or MS degree in Computer Science or Engineering or equivalent industry experience;
10+ years of experience in the Visual Effects Industry;
5 + years of experience managing and leading technology teams within a VFX environment;
5+ years developing and leading the VFX Rendering and Pipeline process;
Expert knowledge of Katana, Maya, Arnold/Renderman and Tractor an asset;
Proficiency in Python and C++.

If this sounds like you, please submit your cover letter and resume to Be sure to include “Head of Technology” in the subject line.
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