Technicolor

VFX Pipeline Specialist

London
Type
Regular Full-Time
Category
Post Production
ID
0217-4227

Overview

Technicolor UK is looking for an experienced VFX pipeline specialist, able to work in a diverse and highly agile environment, at the elite level of Studio Feature VFX production.

Candidates must be natural problem solvers who understand the criticality of service uptime and client service environments. Must be able to work as part of a team, to deliver from the ground up a creative and efficient pipeline solution for a fledgling VFX department.

This will include but will not be limited to overall pipeline design and execution, engaging in cross department communication, providing solutions to critical path issues, and creating documentation. In addition, you’ll help develop new process and innovative solutions to bring Technicolor’s artistry to the next level.

 

 

Responsibilities

  • Determine the broad technical and creative approach, in conjunction with the Head of Technology, Supervisor, Production and Technical leads
    ● Provide support to the VFX departments and to the Productions in the smooth running of tasks through our pipeline
    ● Build and maintain the pipeline with an emphasis on supporting the flow of our processes between Maya/Houdini/Nuke and Shotgun.
    ● Create facility based or show based scripts and tools
    ● Communicate successes and challenges faced by the team to the Head of Technology or Technical Director
    ● Provide support for artists in learning and using the pipeline
    ● Be an additional point of support for shot based issues, alongside leads and supervisors
    ● Act as a liaison for communicating technical issues to IT/Systems
    ● Use time management skills to schedule tasks effectively

 

 

Qualifications

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • 4+ years’ experience as a Pipeline TD in the VFX industry or closely related
    ● A degree or equivalent in Computer Graphics, Computer Science or other related course
    ● Ability to balance quick turnaround while achieving a high degree of technical quality
    ● Show self-motivation, delivering solutions either as an individual or part of a team

 

Technical skills

  • Experience of Python and shell scripting is required. PyQt/PySide, C or C++ is a plus
    ● Proactive, very meticulous and accurate in your coding
    ● Experience with Linux is required
    ● Knowledge of Maya, Nuke, Houdini, and Shotgun
    ● Experience building software (SConstruct, CMake, Git)

Core skills

  • Interest in monitoring and identifying potential inefficiencies in a production pipeline
    ● Ability to troubleshoot and deal with competing priorities and projects
    ● Ability to take direction and feedback from a supervisor or a peer
    ● Team oriented with good communication skills, able to work closely with artists
    ● Ability to work in a sometimes high pressure environment
    ● Ability to adapt quickly to new technologies and applications
    ● Excellent time management and communication skills

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