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Natacha Famby on Mar 5, 2019
Double Negative (DNEG)
Montreal, Canada
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Job Category
VFX : Visual Effects
Job Type
Full Time
Career Level
Pay / Salary
Annual Salary
Experience Required
1+ Years
Education Required
Associate Degree
Job Description
Posted: 5 March 2019

Expires: 5 March 2020

Company Name: Double Negative Montreal Productions Ltd. (DNEG)

Company Address: 810 Rue St-Antoine Est, Montreal, QC, H2Y 1A6

Job Title: ATD

NOC Group: 5241 - Graphic designers and illustrators

Positions Available: 1

Terms of Employment: Full-time, contract based

Contract Start Date: As soon as possible

Contract Length: Permanent

Language of Work: English

Minimum Education: Degree or equivalent

Benefits: 10 days vacation, extended medical coverage (e.g.: Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, etc.)

Extra Information: Eligible for incremental raises in accordance with company policy on an annual basis. Relocation expenses offered.

As an Assistant Technical Director (ATD) you will perform a variety of tasks to assist the Pipeline Technical Directors (Pipeline TDs) to ensure the smooth running of the tools, software and workflows used on our award-winning VFX and Feature Animation shows. You will be working closely with the Pipeline TDs to provide face-to-face support for artists.

Salary: $52,000pa - $70,000pa

Our talented ATDs are highly technical and have an appetite for innovation.

You will be regularly required to

Provide technical advice and support for artists
Monitor render farm, disk usage and file transfers between sites
Contribute to testing and feedback for software releases from the R&D team
Design and write small-scale Python tools and scripts for shows to use

As well as being able to learn quickly on the job and use your aptitude for initiative to take on technical tasks when required, you will need to be an excellent communicator - your ability to accurately and succinctly communicate problems between technical developers and non-technical artists will help you thrive in this role.

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to develop your technical skills in an entry-level position and gain experience in the Visual Effects industry. You will be exposed to every step of our pipeline and will be involved in the production of exceptional VFX and animation work on projects ranging from blockbuster epics to television dramas.

This role opens up opportunities to progress through DNEG's Pipeline group as a Pipeline TD and Pipeline Supervisor, with potential opportunities in different specialisms and departments across the company.

Must have

Educated to degree level or equivalent
At least 1 year of experience with Linux
At least 1 year of experience with Python
Nice to have

Previous work experience in Visual Effects, Games or another related industry
Experience with a variety of DCC packages such as Maya, Houdini, Katana, Nuke or Clarisse
A degree in Computer Science, Computer Graphics or related field

Commitment to diversity
We would not be able to produce award-winning work without the support from our IMS department, which is committed to nurturing a diverse and exciting workplace. Our teams have a variety of backgrounds and originate from a number of different countries, working across the globe at the forefront of technology in the industry.

About Us
We are DNEG, one of the world's leading visual effects, animation and stereo conversion companies for feature film and television, with studios in London, Vancouver, Mumbai, Los Angeles, Chennai, Montréal, Chandigarh, Hyderabad and Goa.

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