Method pipeline leads help shape the evolution of our technologies and workflows to enable productions to work more quickly and efficiently. The 2D Pipeline Lead has purview over everything within the 2D realm. This includes broadly:

  • Compositing (Nuke / Flames
  • Rotoscoping
  • Digital Matte Paint
  • Editorial
  • Color / OCIO
  • Ingestion / Delivery


  • Lead all projects withing the 2D area of the pipeline
  • Meet with 2D department leadership to identify issues and discuss priorities
  • Meet weekly with Head of Software and Project Manager for site to prioritize and schedule 2D development tasks
  • Openly communicate schedule to software department and 2D production leadership
  • Run regular “stand-up” meetings with developers for active development projects to confirm expected progress and identify issues
  • Work with developers to standardize central libraries
  • Architect, design, and plan software development
  • Guide other developers in building and implementing complex projects
  • Amend department standards over time based on needs
  • Get involved in code reviews and process pull requests
  • Provide point-of-contact from show pipeline support about 2D pipeline
  • Meet one-on-one with each 2D developer on a regular basis to provide and receive feedback
  • Work with developers to setup demos and communicate updates, new tools, and bugs to all of production
  • Quarterly travel to other Method sites to meet with developers and users

Required Qualifications

  • Computer Science degree or equivalent practical experience
  • 5 years of experience in VFX development
  • 5+ years of Python experience
  • In-depth experience with The Foundry’s Nuke
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Expertise in VFX color pipeline process.

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience working directly with production teams
  • Familiarity with other VFX applications (RV, Flame, Avid, Maya, Houdini)
  • Familiarity with render farm software
  • Experience leading development teams
  • Expertise in C++ and shell scripting
  • Warm, welcoming personality.

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About Method Studios

Method Studios is an award-winning international visual effects group with facilities in Los Angeles, Vancouver, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, London, Sydney and Melbourne. As an artist-driven company known for its creativity, we service high-end feature film, commercial, television, games and motion graphics clients in the global marketplace.