Reporting to the Pipeline Supervisor, the Assistant Technical Director (ATD) will be involved in the creation and ongoing support of a large high-end visual effects pipeline and asset/project management system, as well as Maya or Houdini tools and utilities. This is a service-oriented role and the ATD should have a helpful, patient and accommodating personality.


·         Work closely with production teams, artists, and supervisors to gather information on pipeline needs

·         Develop and maintain scripts to optimize various tasks for production

·         Create, package, and release tools and tool projects using proprietary technology

·         Debug problematic scenes in Maya, Houdini, Nuke, and other packages.

·         Work as triage, acting as the point person for production-related queries to the pipeline department, diagnosing technical issues and address them directly or escalate to the pipeline team

·         Validate issues of artists and clearly express technical issues that come from artists in a way that is reproducible

·         Identify workflow inefficiencies and work with artists and other pipeline teams to build systems to improve these inefficiencies

·         Monitor bug reports filed by productions



·         Programming experience, preferably in Python, C++, MEL, and/or java

·         Undergraduate or Graduate degree, ideally in a technical field

·         Good knowledge of CG software packages such as Maya, Houdini, Nuke

·         Excellent problem-solving and interpersonal skills

·         Good understanding of relational databases and/or SQL

·         Familiarity with Bash/cshell/Linux a plus

·         Knowledge of render queuing software a plus

·         Experience in code-sharing, revision control

·         Experience writing or working with shaders for vray, Renderman, Mantra, Mental Ray or other production renderers an asset

·         Knowledge of Shotgun or asset management systems a plus

This is a full-time position requiring some overtime.


To make an application please can you send your resume to Millie Cox – millie.cox@methodstudios.com