Senior Pipeline TD

Cinesite Montreal is recruiting a Senior Pipeline TD to maintain and advance Cinesite’s global production pipeline, keeping it efficient and up to date with new production challenges The Pipeline TD is part of the development team  that designs and implements our production toolset. The Pipeline TD also collaborates directly with artists, supervisors and production to identify and address improvements to our workflow.

The Role:

  • Design, implement, document and maintain software tools for company wide or show specific adoption.
  • Identify and recommend technical solutions to creative requirements by production.
  • Actively identify improvement areas in the company pipeline and recommend solutions.
  • Pipeline and Software tools – Design, implement and support pipelines and associated software tools, both department wide/general purpose and show-specific.
  • Evaluate and test new software and suitability when needed.
  • Provide technical troubleshooting support to end users, implementing bug fixes or suggesting work arounds.
  • Work with the artists and show TD’s to provide support when required.


We’d like to talk to you if you have: 

  • Strong experience with Python
  • Experience with at least one of the following application-specific APIs: Maya, Nuke, Arnold, Houdini
  • Strong Knowledge of Linux
  • 3D Graphics, modelling/animation/rendering techniques, Image Formats, (Image Processing methods), Shading, etc.
  • General Post-Production processes and methods, (2D processes and software)
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in a similar role
  • Good communication skills
  • Experience using C/C++ is an asset
  • Good understanding of VFX pipeline and workflows is an asset

What can we offer?

Cinesite offers a positive, creative environment where the world’s leading animation and effects artists are encouraged and supported to develop and produce challenging, cutting-edge, award-winning work.

We work as a collective, where excellence, expertise and expression are valued by all; where we collaborate with some of the world’s leading creative thinkers and produce work to which we are proud to put our name.

If you want to be part of the Cinesite story, please submit your application as an online submission via this website. If your candidacy is successful, you will be contacted shortly. If your application is not retained for this position, it will stay on file for future opportunities.