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Pipeline Technical Director - MYTH VFX - Los Angeles
Pipeline Technical Director - MYTH VFX - Los Angeles
  Full-Time @ MYTH VFX

Location:
Los Angeles, California, United States

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PIPELINE TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Myth VFX - Los Angeles
 
DESCRIPTION
The Pipeline Technical Director (TD) is responsible for implementing detailed technical solutions to aid in production of high end visual effects for feature films.  Pipeline TDs are required to work closely with the VFX production staff and report to the Pipeline Lead and Director of Pipeline. The ideal candidate would demonstrate a strong general technical understanding of visual effects production processes, as well as an ability to problem solve, collaborate and multi-task in a dynamic production environment. 

 

Responsibilities:
  • Development and maintenance of pipeline tools and proprietary VFX platforms
  • Integration of VFX workflows with existing systems and third-party software platforms
  • Support, troubleshooting, and escalation of VFX production technical issues 
  • Documentation of the pipeline for both end users and other developers
  • Collaborating with VFX production staff, department heads, and support departments on shared solutions to common problems
  • Assist remote VFX vendors with navigation of outward-facing transfer tools and portals
  • Identifying inefficiencies in production processes and making relevant recommendations for optimizations and improvements
  • Strategizing on how automated processes can best manage finite resources like disk space, network/transfer bandwidth, licenses, and processor hours 
Essential Skills:
  • Strong Python scripting skills
  • Comfortable with Linux
  • Familiar with 3D Digital Content Creation (DCC) software like Maya, Houdini, or Nuke
  • Informed about 3D interchange file formats like alembic and FBX
  • Experience with Shotgun or a similar production tracking system like ftrack
  • Versed on concepts of version control in systems like GIT, CVS, or SVN
  • Working knowledge of a media playback/review tool like RV, cinesync, or Hiero
  • Aware of common media encodings for still imagery and movies
Desirable Skills:
  • Perl, C/C++, and shell scripting
  • Prior visual effects production experience
  • A degree in Computer Science
  • Understanding of the technical challenges involved with cross-site international production
  • Familiar with modern cloud and web-based software platforms and design paradigms like REST and SOAP
  • A general awareness of digital security best practices
  • Versed on fundamentals of color management pipelines like OCIO 
  • Familiar with file transfer platforms like Aspera or Signiant
This job posting was last updated on April 16, 2018