Are you an Asset TD interested in working with us in our Vancouver studio?! The Pipeline TD (Assets) will work collaboratively with the Vancouver Department Supervisors, Sydney Department TDs and R&D teams to ensure a common and standardised approach to the workflow, tool development and support.


What you’ll get to do:

  • Responsible for creative problem solving in relation to complex pipelines and assets, user support, environment and character pipeline development, environment shot assembly and technical direction
  • Take responsibility for the optimisation of the workflow of the department
  • Work closely with the Department Supervisor to research and develop department specific tools, maintain existing tools and plan for the future show/studio needs
  • Test and validate new releases of pipeline tools both interactive (Maya/XSI) and automated (Farm) within these Production tool and Farm environments
  • Ensure the department is technically well supported
  • Liaise with the R&D team to ensure compliance with current internal best practices
  • Effectively report on and communicate issues and work arounds back to the Performance Departments and RND, tracking and resolving issues in partnership with RND
  • Assist Artists with day to day issues and glitches; escalating those issues through the right channels when they aren't immediately addressable
  • Anticipate potential issues and create fixes before problems arise
  • Provide training to the artists for new tools
  • Contribute to the documentation of the Asset department’s technical platform


What you bring:

  • 3 + years’ proven TD experience on feature films, TV and/or animated feature
  • 3 + years’ experience using and troubleshooting in software packages such as Maya, Mari
    • Experience in XSI, Houdini, Nuke, considered a bonus
  • Experience with a large facility pipeline
  • Programming experience in Python
  • Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Physics or equivalent work experience
  • Knowledge of source control systems, PyQt or other GUI toolkit
  • Knowledge of concepts like data flow, data dependencies, Meta data, publishing and retrieval
  • Ability to code review and troubleshoot problems as they arise with the ability to find solutions within the parameters you’re presented with
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate in both a technical and artistic manner in English language
  • Ability to work solo as well as collaboratively within a strong team environment; build relationships across departments, including global teams, and when necessary to pass knowledge to other staff members
  • An adaptable approach, with the ability to balance your workload with the needs of the artists and production deadlines
  • An inquisitive mind with excellent attention to detail and the ability to follow through on suggested solutions
  • Ability to efficiently organise and prioritise work across multiple areas and remain calm under pressure


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