Lead Pipeline Developer

About Us
We are storytellers. Goldtooth is a rare hybrid of a creative agency and full-service production studio. Each member of the Goldtooth team is a master of their craft, working with some of the hottest franchises in the video game industry and feature film VFX from concept to completion. As the recipient of numerous industry awards and accolades, Goldtooth attacks its projects with creativity and precision, always delivering on quality.

About the Position
The Lead Pipeline Developer works closely with the CG supervisor and other supervisors to build and improve the CG animation pipeline.  The work involves developing, deploying, maintaining and supporting production tools across a variety of departments including modeling, animation, lighting and compositing.  This position requires strong scripting skills in Python and MEL, and the ability to design high quality, robust tools.  Software development skills are a big plus.


Scripted tool and UI development and support
Research and recommend improvements to workflow and communication
Troubleshooting of artist issues with the pipeline
Identifying and developing pipeline automation tools while maintaining existing tool set
Track and resolve bug reports submitted by Production
Work closely with artists and supervisors to understand production needs
Work closely with IT to optimize network performance

1-3 years of related work experience
Thorough knowledge of Windows, Maya, Nuke and Python / PyQt
Knowledgeable in Shotgun, Alembic
Familiar with Render farm software
Attention to detail
Excellent problem solving skills
Ability to work under tight deadlines
Self motivated, enthusiastic attitude and good communication skills
Ability to work efficiently as part of a team or independently at times to find the best design solutions

Experience and knowledge in any of the following: Software Development, Motion Builder, Rush, Arnold Renderer, Houdini, Unity and Unreal engine
How to Apply
Please submit your resume and a link to your demo reel to recruiting @ goldtoothcreative.com.

About Goldtooth Creative Agency Inc.

A boutique studio in the lush and beautiful Vancouver, Canada.  Founded in 2008, Goldtooth is one of the first rare hybrid studios of its kind : an all-in-one creative agency and full-service production studio, with a complete visual effects and post facility.  Housing a multi-award winning advertising, cinematics, and visual effects team gathered under one roof.  Artists with feature film backgrounds, specializing in bringing a cinematic quality to video game trailers, commercials, marketing media and in-game story content.  Each member of the team is a master of their craft, who bring stories to the screen from concept to completion.

Goldtooth is fortunate to collaborate with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. We attack our diverse range of projects with passion and precision, delivering award-winning results.  Our content ranges with material from Live Action, CGI, to In-Game.  We handle pre-rendered, real-time, 2D, 3D, visual effects, motion graphics, and live action projects to suit the needs of major video game clients and feature film studios around the world.

Our team has delivered successful 10-60 second commercials under impossible circumstances, worked on Oscar nominated VFX films, delivered 100+ vfx shots on major Feature Films,  and produced over 2 hours of story cinematics on a single production.  We’ve completed the impossible with the most successful Webisode Series of its time, groundbreaking Marketing Stunts resulting in Trailer of the year awards, Best Trailer of All time, Best online video, Gold for copywriting, a Grammy nomination, including entire Marketing Campaigns for AAA best-selling titles, and the marketing campaign for the Best Game of the Year in 2014.

Goldtooth knows how to be unique, take chances, and be cutting edge.  We have the talent and pipeline to deal with any project, and the chomps to take a bite out of the competition, launching your product forward as you’ve always imagined.