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Technical Director (Lighting or FX experience) requirement at DreamWorks Dedicated Unit, Technicolor India

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Technical Director (Lighting or FX experience) Requirement at DreamWorks Dedicated Unit, Technicolor India

DreamWorks Dedicated Unit, Technicolor India (DDU) is DreamWorks Animations unit in India. DDU has contributed on shows such as Puss In Boots, Madagascar 3, Rise of The Guardians, Mr Peabody & Sherman, How to Train Your Dragon 2 and is currently in-production on Penguins of Madagascar (November 2014 release). DDU is currently looking to hire Technical Director (TD) to work on its upcoming slate of production.
A TD provides pipeline support for production artists and department heads and enables artists to work more self-sufficiently. A TD will design, develop, and implement new tools and processes for a particular show or department, as well as triage and debug technical issues. A TD is the first line of defence for their department for technical issues and are the liaisons with R&D and other technology departments. While it is a non-artistic position, TDs could contribute to shot work on technically challenging shots.


Work closely with assigned production department to aid them in meeting their creative goals
Provide support when there are technical issues
Develop tools and enhance the pipeline to reduce complexity
Teach classes and write documentation to educate artists and establish best practices
Implement solutions for inefficiencies in the production pipeline
Anticipate problems and proactively resolve them
Aid in designing and implementing tools and workflows inline with studio goals and standards
Assist in the training and mentoring of entry level Technical Directors


3-5 years of feature experience working in either *lighting of FX* department
Competent at supporting third party applications (Maya, Massive, Houdini, Nuke etc.) including 3D rendering applications and integrating them into the pipeline
Strong fundamental Computer Graphics knowledge (transform matrices, vector mathematics, shading models)
Strong computer science and programming skills (OOP, systems design, Python, C++, tcsh, Mel)
Expert level problem-solving skills
Ability to proactively identify issues and resolve them
Ability to take direction and establish priorities, work independently or with a group, and perform with minimal supervision
“Customer first” mentality and willingness to provide direct support to artists
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent recommended
Experience with the Unix/Linux environment

Job Location: Bangalore, India
Duration of contract: 24 months

Contact: If you are interested, please email your application to
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