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Sr. Pipeline TD, Nitrogen Studios Vancouver

Renee Pirieby on Sep 6, 2016
Nitrogen Studios
Vancouver, Canada
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Job Category
Animation : 3D Character Animation
Job Type
Full Time
Career Level
Pay / Salary
Annual Salary
Experience Required
3+ Years
Education Required
Bachelor's Degree
Job Description
Nitrogen Studios is looking for a Sr. Pipeline TD for some exciting new projects. The Senior Pipeline TD works alongside the Pipeline Supervisor to design, develop and implement new tools and processes to continuously improve the pipeline for all running productions. The ideal candidate would have experience developing tools for production and building interfaces using PyQT or PySide. The position requires strong communication skills and the ability to design high quality, robust, and easy to maintain code and tools.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Assists the Pipeline Supervisor with all aspects of technical components
Collaborate with other Pipeline TD’s to troubleshoot problems and implement solutions
Provides leadership and mentoring to more junior members of pipeline team
Review code and offer constructive feedback
Attend daily department meetings as required
Meet agreed upon targets and deadlines set by supervisor and coordinator
Communicate with pipeline supervisor, coordinator and other relevant heads of department when investigating issues and offering realistic resolution time lines

Skills & Requirements:
3+ years of experience in VFX or Animation is required
Previous experience as a Pipeline TD preferred
Knowledge of Maya and Python is required
Experience with PyQT or PySide
Knowledge of up-to-date Production Technology/IT methods, practices, and trends
Experience with SQL, Shotgun, Qube and Tractor
Must have a strong understanding of scheduling, project management, and working under strict deadlines
Ability to collaborate and offer solutions with great problem solving skills
Experience with large-scale production pipelines, including render farm management, for VFX or animation desired
Knowledge of Maya Python/API, C/C++, Mental Ray, Houdini, Nuke, RenderMan, or Arnold is a plus
Degree in Computing Science, Mathematics, Physics or equivalent experience is a plus
Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills
BC residents preferred, but not required

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