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Pipeline Supervisor

UK

Job Description

Our Pipeline team combines a solid understanding of technology with the workflows and processes used by our artists daily. They have a passion for supporting the creative process and for ensuring our global pipeline is as optimal as possible. As a Pipeline Supervisor, you will have overall responsibility for identifying and defining the core pipeline and workflow requirements for large or complex shows. You will be responsible for designing technical solutions to the specific and general needs of those shows in collaboration with global supervisors, senior production staff and lead developers in R&D. Our talented Pipeline Supervisors are highly technical and are enthusiastic leaders.

Responsibilities
? Be a supervising presence for junior members of the Pipeline team, including our Pipeline TDs, ATDs and ATD Apprentices, who will look to you to provide coaching, guidance and mentoring.
? Manage and contribute to their on-show development of tools and workflows, ensuring that all development efforts meet the needs of the show while also contributing to the overall pipeline.
? Manage and contribute to on-show development done by ATDs and Pipeline TDs.
? Contribute to the planning of major developments in the pipeline
? Train artists in relevant new technology and techniques.
? Create user-friendly documentation and tutorials for new tools and workflows.
? Generate and monitor support and development tickets for our shows.

 

Requirements:
? Proven experience at a supervisory level in the visual effects industry
? Excellent Python, Maya and Linux skills
? Experience in developing tools for DCC packages such as Maya, Houdini and/or Nuke
? Experience with source control systems and team development

 

Nice to Have:
? A degree in Computer Science, Computer Graphics or other related field
? Expert understanding of the visual effects pipeline
? Experience with renderers such as PRMan, Clarisse or Mantra

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