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Stereo D Recruiting Animation Technical Director

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Animation Technical Director

Burbank, California

Job description:

The Animation Technical Director is responsible for designing, developing and implementing tools that will be used studio-wide or show-specific. As needed, a TD may be asked to do shot work. The Animation TD works closely with Production leadership, Creatives and technical teams and may serve as a liaison between these groups and the Pipe and IT departments.


Create and deploy new tools and procedures both studio-wide and show-specific and support their adoption into the wider pipeline
Ensure software development follows studio policies and guidelines
Assist creatives by troubleshooting and fixing shots or other critical production issues
Do shot work or asset creation, as needed
Research, advocate and lead in the adoption of innovative new technical, commercial or open-source tools and libraries, standards and best-practices to help maintain industry relevance and the highest possible quality and efficiency
Contribute to and maintain pipeline documentation, examples and training materials
Assist in training and mentoring of entry level and associate technical directors


Preferable a BS in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or equivalent
Experience with scripting/programming in Python, Perl, MEL and/or C/C++ a plus
2D and CG animation software knowledge a plus; especially, TVPaint, Harmony, Nuke, Maya, Photoshop, Houdini and Katana
Experience with Microsoft windows and unix/linux environments
Experience in optimization, debugging and software architecture
Experience in computer animation, visual effects or game industry is preferred
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Aesthetic eye and/or artistic background highly desired
Proven ability to work autonomously and in team settings
Ability to work shift hours as required

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