Method pipeline leads help shape the evolution of our technologies and workflows to enable productions to work more quickly and efficiently. The 3D Rendering / FX Pipeline Lead has purview over everything within the 3D Rendering / FX realm. This includes broadly:

  • Texture
  • Look Development
  • Lighting
  • FX


  • Lead all projects withing the 3D Rendering / FX area of the pipeline
  • Meet with 3D Rendering / FX department leadership to identify issues and discuss priorities
  • Meet weekly with Head of Software and Project Manager for site to prioritize and schedule 3D Rendering / FX development tasks
  • Openly communicate schedule to software department and 3D Rendering / FX 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 3D Rendering / FX pipeline
  • Meet one-on-one with each 3D Rendering / FX 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.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Computer Science degree or equivalent practical experience
  • 5 years of experience in VFX development
  • 5+ years of Python experience
  • In-depth experience with Autodesk Maya and SideFX Houdini
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience working directly with production teams
  • Familiarity with other VFX applications (Mari, RV, Flame, Avid, Nuke)
  • 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.