Overview

Purpose of the job:
Digital Domain is an innovative and global visual effects studio. We are a creative powerhouse that has
brought artistry and technology to hundreds of motion pictures, commercials, and games. Our
groundbreaking visual effects appear in films such as Fast and Furious 8, Ready Player One, Spider-Man, and
the upcoming Avengers, Infinity War .
Our Pipeline Technical Directors are responsible for improving the overall efficiency of the facility-wide
production pipeline. They design, implement, and manage tools that assist the digital artists with their daily
use of both third party and in-house software and systems. These tools are intended to make the computer
graphics production as efficient and productive as possible. Pipeline TDs work with peers and supervisors to
craft novel tools, techniques, and procedures to aid the execution of the current project and advance the
capabilities of the facility. The role requires strong technical and communication skills, as well as a firm
understanding of software design, graphics, and production work .
The Pipeline TD, Outsource Focus, works specifically on internal tooling to facilitate the smooth transfer of
data between outsource partners, vendors, and sister facilities; writing tools to transform assets between
disparate systems, package, un-package, and track deliveries.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:
● Work with Pipeline Supervisor, and Senior Pipeline TDs to design, implement, and extend tools for
transferring and transforming assets between sites and vendors
● Work with other TDs and artists to help design and create tools to be integrated into Digital
Domain’s existing pipeline. These tools will be created using a combination of custom and
commercial Python and C++ APIs, including those applicable to Nuke, Maya and Houdini, depending
upon the emphasis of the specific role.
● Work with department representatives to augment their work flows and tool sets to achieve specific
goals of the project
● Work with artists to troubleshoot and fix problems
● Craft and update documentation for tools, techniques and work flows generated by the Technical
Director

Qualifications:
Education and/or Experience Required:
● 3+ years experience as a Technical Director
● Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or equivalent work experience
● Expert knowledge of Python, knowledge of PyQt a plus
● Working experience with one or more professional graphics packages, including Maya, Houdini and
Nuke
● Proficiency in one or more professional graphics package C++/Python APIs, including the Maya
● SDK, HDK, Nuke SDK, Mental Ray SDK, and Prman SDK preferred

 

About Digital Domain

To apply for this position submit an application at:

http://careers.digitaldomain.com/