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Weta Digital Recruiting Senior Creature Pipeline TD

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Senior Creature Pipeline TD

The Creatures department work has been integral to some of the most memorable and complex characters in recent cinema history. From Smaug the Dragon to highly evolved apes and more, the team is responsible for adding a unique level of believability in the way they perform and interact with the world around them.
The primary responsibility of the Creature Pipeline Technical Director is designing, developing and maintaining the core pipeline and related applications for the Creatures Department, with a focus on pushing large amounts of data through the render farm efficiently, integrating with facility asset management systems and providing support to artists.
Candidates will work with Creature TDs to enable their work to be delivered as efficiently as possible, while considering the impact of changes on the wider facility. They will work with other departments to respond to both upstream and downstream changes, in particular ensuring smooth transitions to new workflows and technologies without disrupting production.
This is a unique opportunity for someone interested in a highly technical position that tackles great challenges and wants to interact with developers from other disciplines to improve and support the workflow both within the Creatures Department and with other departments across the facility, who’s not afraid of putting their ideas to the test and thrive in a dynamic atmosphere that constantly evolves. Where organization and enthusiasm will be key, with an eye for systemic solutions that will help the team deliver solutions while managing many projects running simultaneously in the studio.

Candidates should have a Computer Science degree (or equivalent), and 5+ years of experience in a production VFX pipeline environment. They will need to be experienced in:

– Python
– Qt and PyQt
– Maya API
– Linux
– Source Control (Git, SVN)
– Documenting and testing code

They should also:

– Be familiar with common VFX industry tools/systems
– Be comfortable with MySQL
– Be able to tackle and communicate complex problems to various user groups
– Work well within a team
– Work well under production pressure and to tight deadlines
– Nuke API knowledge would be advantageous

If this sounds like you – we want to hear from you! please fill out our online questionnaire at www.wetadigital.com/jobs and send your resume to: recruitment@wetafx.co.nz
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