The Pipeline TD provides a first line of support for our studio as a whole and for our shows more particularly. They assist CG supervisors and Productions in their tasks to facilitate on time show
As part of a cohesive software team (R&D, Pipeline and IT), the Pipeline TD will use their curiosity and investigative skills and listen to our artists, coordinators and CG supervisors to identify their challenges and provide implementations and capabilities that integrate smoothly in the overall software platform.
The Pipeline TD contributes to the overall operation and improvement of the Facility Pipeline. This will include but will not be limited to engaging in cross-department communication, flagging/providing solutions to critical path issues, and creating documentation.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide support to the VFX departments and to the Productions in the smooth running of tasks through our pipeline.
Triage and troubleshooting of show support and general problem-solving, including tools related to colour and formatting of media ingest, deliveries, dailies, asset management, etc. Monitor email requests, package up problems and redirect to the appropriate team.
Create and maintain facility or show-specific scripts, tools and templates
Maintain elements of the existing pipeline while designing improvements with an emphasis on intuitive, artist friendly tools and optimizing process
Enhance and maintain proprietary software package management system along side the development team
Actively triage technical issues and communicate with IT, Development or 3rd party vendors as required
Participate in code review and offer/receive constructive feedback
Communicate successes and challenges faced by the team to leadership
Use time management skills to schedule tasks effectively
Flexibility to assist and contribute in a wide variety of technologies
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
A degree or equivalent education and experience in Computer Graphics, Computer Science, or other related course
A solid understanding and interest in multiple areas within VFX production and software development (e.g. asset management, user support, colour science, lighting, compositing, fx, etc)
Prior experience as a Pipeline TD is a plus
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Experience of Python and shell scripting is required.
Experience with Linux is required
Solid and clean coding practices to understand and expand on our existing code base
Experience with Shotgun, RV, and interfacing with production asset management systems
Curiosity. A genuine interest in understanding why we approach the work the way we do, a passion for improving that process and the drive to deliver results
Have a knack for helping others, taking pleasure in continually improving their day-to-day experience
Ability to effectively troubleshoot while dealing with competing priorities and projects
Ability to take direction and feedback from a supervisor or a peer
Team oriented with good communication skills. Able to work independently but not in isolation, as well as part of a close team
Pragmatism. Knowing how to fit a solution to the scope of the problem and the available time
Willingness to extend beyond your current specializations to help a larger production effort as and when required, and to cross-train in other disciplines
Ability to adapt quickly to new technologies and applications
*Candidates are required to be based in British Columbia.