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VFX Pipeline Technical Director Lead
VFX Pipeline Technical Director Lead
  Full-Time @ Rocket Science VFX

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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IT - Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Full Time

Pipeline Technical Director

Rocket Science VFX is an internationally recognized studio, collaborating with top tier film and TV clients to design and create compelling stories and images.  Our credits include Hannibal, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, Hell on Wheels, Killjoys, Into the Badlands and The Expanse and more.

Our Pipeline Technical Director Lead will play an integral part of the maintenance and development of our efficient production pipeline by providing a leadership role to the department and create tools to enable artists to realize our client’s vision.

Job Description:

  • Provide a Leadership role in the TD department.
  • Maintain and improve the studio pipeline and tools
  • Work closely with artists, IT, and production team to troubleshoot technical issue
  • Provide solutions to improve workflow efficiency 
  • Review and quality control throughout the technical process
  • Problem-solve creative and technical problems under tight deadlines
  • Improve and streamline technologies and tools for the production pipeline and workflow


  • Degree in Computer Science or similar education
  • 4+ years of experience as a Lead Pipeline TD/ Developer or similar role in live-action VFX pipeline
  • High proficiency in Python Scripting
  • Comfortable developing tools for 3D Digital Content Creation such as Nuke, Maya, Houdini, Substance, Arnold, RV, Qt UI design
  • Informed about 3D interchange file formats like alembic and FBX
  • Proficiency in Shotgun and Shotgun API
  • Experience in other programming languages like C, C++ or Javascript is a plus
  • Knowledge of Git or other version control systems.
  • Familiar with Windows and Linux/Unix environments
  • General awareness of digital security best practices
  • Capacity to thrive in a results-driven pipeline
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and problem solve

Thank you for your interest in Rocket Science VFX. Please note that only those who meet the requirements will be contacted for an interview. No Phone Call Please. We are always interested in meeting motivated and talented artists.

This job posting was last updated on July 13, 2020