Look Dev Pipeline TD

Cinesite Vancouver is currently seeking an Look Dev Pipeline TD to join our team.  If you want to join a fast-paced studio, apply now!

Our Pipeline Team

At Cinesite Vancouver, the pipeline department is responsible for ensuring that the studio pipeline is operating efficiently and effectively, whilst supporting artists with troubleshooting, creating tools and maximizing efficiencies. In Pipeline we look for strong problem solving and communication skills in order to work collaboratively with the wider studio. As well as working collaboratively as a team, we work closely with the other Cinesite studios, every part of production and the local IT team.

If this all sounds like a role for you, apply!

What you will be doing

  • Update production on deadlines, scheduling and workflow issues
  • Write technical documentation for others to use and refer to
  • Track, assign and manage deadlines with production
  • Maintain consistencies for workflows, processes, tools and the pipeline
  • Collaborate with other departments for optimization, solving issues and ensuring continuity
  • Participate in the development of Cinesite’s global technology strategy
  • Work closely with production and the IT team to avoid bottlenecks
  • Work closely with the other locations pipeline teams to ensure best practice and consistency
  • Advise the Surfacing and Look Dev department on efficient practices and workflows
  • Work with the Surfacing and Look Dev supervisor and other department supervisors to facilitate the flow of assets and data between Surfacing and Look Dev and their respective departments
  • Review existing tools and workflows to identify efficiencies and developments
  • Communicate changes to all relevant parties with appropriate notice
  • Develop tools to improve artist usage of Mari, Gaffer, Substance Painter, Arnold
  • Reduce the data and hardware resource footprint of the Surfacing and Look Dev department by setting guidelines and creating resource management tools
  • Technically troubleshoot Surfacing and Look Dev assets
  • Facilitate the flow of assets and data between Surfacing and Look Dev and their respective departments

What you bring to the team

  • Broad knowledge for problem solving and troubleshooting
  • Efficient time management and strong understanding of resource management
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and collaboratively within the department and the rest of the studio
  • Solid organizational skills
  • Excellent ability to communicate information to both technical and non-technical people
  • Broad understanding of VFX and Feature animation tools, techniques, technologies and efficiencies
  • In depth knowledge of Python
  • Proficient in using Arnold
  • Good understanding of writing custom shading nodes
  • Good knowledge of the 3D production pipeline
  • Foundational knowledge of PyQT and PySide
  • Foundational knowledge of C++
  • Foundational knowledge of OSL

P.S. Our studio/company is built on respect and inclusion – it is a safe place for all to come to work. No jerks allowed!