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Pipeline Developer
Pipeline Developer
  Full-Time @ Rocket Science VFX

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Rocket Science is an Emmy nominated boutique visual effects studio collaborating with filmmakers to create stunning visual imagery utilizing artistry, science and technology. Located in Toronto, Canada, notable credits include Eric Kripke’s Emmy nominated superhero series THE BOYS (Amazon), the epic video game adaptation HALO (Paramount +), Steve Blackman’s UMBRELLA ACADEMY (Netflix), and features such as Neil Jordan’s GRETA (Sidney Kimmel) and David Cronenberg’s feature CRIMES OF THE FUTURE.

RSVFX is currently in production on Tim Burton’s WEDNESDAY (Netflix), Mike Flanagan’s Edgar Allan Poe adaptation FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER (Netflix), Rian Johnson’s POKER FACE and Jean-Francois Richet’s THE PLANE (Lionsgate).

Visit us @ rsvfx.com


The Pipeline Developer is responsible for designing, developing and implementing new tools that enable our artists, creative leads and supervisors to complete their projects. Pipeline TDs provide critical technical support and assist in troubleshooting and debugging of production issues and enhancing the pipeline. 


  • Maintain a high degree of quality, attention to detail, and level of communication while designing and implementing solutions within the existing pipeline.
  • Troubleshoot creative and technical issues. 
  • Work closely with artists and production team to uncover their needs and develop effective tools to meet the complex requirements of the projects.
  • Provide solutions to improve workflow efficiency and alleviate bottleneck
  • Review and quality control throughout the technical process.
  • Improve and streamline technologies and tools for the production pipeline and workflow.
  • Remain abreast of new and emerging technologies and attempt to implement them effectively. 


  • 3+ years' experience in feature animation or VFX production pipeline technology.
  • Degree in Computer Science or similar education. 
  • Proficiency in Python and UI development using PySide/PyQt.
  • Experience with writing Shotgun Python API scripts, as well as managing Shotgun site configurations and Shotgun projects using the Shotgun web UI.
  • Excellent knowledge of one or more of the following software: Maya, Houdini, Nuke, Red shift, Arnold, Mari. 
  • Proficiency with one or more vendor Scripting APIs: MEL / Maya Python, VEX/ Houdini python, Nuke, etc. 
  • Experience with workflows based on Pixar’s USD scene description language familiarity with GIT / SVN and collaborative workflows.  
  • Proven ability to work independently and in a team setting. 
  • Strong understanding of large-scale production pipelines and artist workflows  within film and television visual effects. 
  • Ability and interest in learning new skills is highly desired.
  • Capacity to thrive in a results-driven pipeline. 
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and problem solve. 

Rocket Science VFX is an equal opportunity company which values diversity in the workplace. We would be happy to accommodate individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with the Disabilities Act. If you require accommodation in order to participate in our recruitment process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.

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 8, 2022