Senior Pipeline TD

We are looking for a Senior Pipeline TD to join our feature animation team in Vancouver and work with us on 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 and 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

Please submit your application as an online submission via this website. If your candidacy is successful, you will be contacted shortly, if it is not retained for this position it will stay on file for future opportunities.