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Pipeline Technical Director

Method Studios - Melbourne, VIC

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Pipeline Technical Director

Pipeline Technical Director

The Pipeline Technical Director will be involved in the creation and ongoing support of a large high-end visual effects pipeline and asset/project management system, tools and utilities.

This is a full time role paying $100k - $120k based in Melbourne.

Responsibilities And Duties

  • Support and enhance existing in-house tools and frameworks.
  • Develop tools using third party and open-source software.
  • Extend and integrate asset tracking frameworks and artist tools.
  • Communicate with show supervisors regarding show requests.
  • Develop a complete understanding of artist workflows.
  • Provide guidance and support to ATDs.
  • Maintain a positive and professional attitude.

Qualifications And Experience

  • At least 5+ years industry experience in a similar role.
  • Undergraduate degree/diploma in a related technology discipline.
  • Strong knowledge of Python.
  • Strong knowledge of Linux and shell scripting.
  • Good Experience with Maya and Nuke APIs.
  • Good understanding of VFX colour workflows.
  • Ability to problem solve unsupervised and recommend technical solutions.
  • Ability to learn new technologies as required.
  • Willingness to learn existing in-house frameworks
  • Positive can-do attitude and an ability to work under pressure and to deadlines.
In addition, experience of any of the following is highly desirable:

  • VFX Post Production for Feature Films - processes, techniques, technologies and software.
  • Supporting and developing tools for Asset Tracking, Character/Crowd pipeline, QuickTime generation.
  • Familiarity with the APIs and use of:

    • Houdini
    • RV
    • Alembic
    • Qube
    • Shotgun
    • Arnold, V-Ray
    • Programming experience in C++
    • Familiarity with developing on OS X platform
    • SQL and NoSQL databases