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Senior Pipeline Technical Director - Expression of Interest

Aplicar ahora Aplique más tarde Job ID 10066260 Ubicación Vancouver, Canadá Business Industrial Light & Magic Fecha de publicación 18/03/2024

Detalles del empleo:

This role is considered Hybrid, which means the employee will work 2-3 days onsite at a Company designated location and occasionally from home.

This posting is an opportunity to submit your resume for future consideration; this is not a role that is open at this time. We anticipate this role may be open in the future, but we are not actively hiring for the position. If you would like to be considered for this potential role, please submit your resume. If the role becomes available, you may receive an email or call from a recruiter.

Position Summary

A Pipeline TD at Industrial Light & Magic provides direct support to productions and artists. They provide general troubleshooting of pipeline tools in a fast-paced, feature film visual effects production environment, as well as develop and maintain software tools to ensure artist efficiency. As a Senior Pipeline TD, you’ll be handling challenges of greater complexity, guiding colleagues, and will be responsible for longer term project work.

We are currently hiring for our upstream team, which supports Modeling, Lookdev, Data and Face Capture, Layout, Environments and Animation tools.

What You’ll Do

  • Provide front-line production assistance across a wide range of disciplines, troubleshoot assets and shots, and help artists with general problem-solving

  • Develop pipeline and asset management tools to meet immediate, show-directed production demands, ensuring facility-wide consistency as directed by show and technical supervisors 

  • Work on tools of high complexity and sophistication

  • Guide and mentor fellow Pipeline TDs by offering initial support, establishing coding standards, and sharing advancements in the specific domains of the pipeline

  • Collaborate directly with engineering teams on technical projects; driving the development and evolution of standards and conventions used in production

  • Test and validate tools and techniques in production, working closely with engineering teams in testing, and releasing new and modified software systems

  • Collaborate effectively with artists, production supervisors, and technical staff across ILM’s studios globally

  • Identify day-to-day priorities in conjunction with show supervisors and team leadership; acting autonomously

  • Update documentation for the pipeline and tools to reflect any changes that are made

What We’re Looking For

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science or a related technical field

  • At least 8 years production experience in visual effects for film, commercials or television

  • Experience with developing, maintaining, and leading projects to completion, working directly with stakeholders, managing expectations and timelines

  • Experience developing tools in one or more of Maya, Nuke, Houdini, Mari, Katana, RenderMan or similar

  • Comfort communicating cross-discipline and providing innovative solutions to pipeline issues

  • A desire to improve efficiencies and eagerness to tackle technical problems daily

  • Experience implementing recent technological developments into existing frameworks

  • Proficiency in Linux & Python scripting

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the entire visual effects process, from shooting to modeling and texturing, animation, rendering and compositing

  • Nice to have:

    • Experience with production database systems

    • Experience with C, C++

    • Experience with Windows development and applications, such as 3ds max


The hiring range for this position in Vancouver is C$122,400 to C$156,800 per year based on a 40-hour work week. The amount of hours scheduled per week may vary based on business needs. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A full range of medical, financial, and/or other variable pay or benefits, may be offered dependent on the level and position offered.

Acerca de Industrial Light & Magic:

Fundado en 1975 por George Lucas, ILM es la instalación de efectos líder en el mundo, que presta servicio a las industrias cinematográfica, de producción comercial y de atracción. ILM ha creado efectos visuales para más de 325 largometrajes y ha jugado un papel clave en siete de los 10 éxitos mundiales de taquilla más importantes de todos los tiempos y ha contribuido en 25 de los 50 mejores. ILM ha establecido el estándar para los efectos visuales, creando algunas de las imágenes más impresionantes de la historia del cine. A la vanguardia de la revolución digital, la compañía continúa abriendo nuevos caminos en efectos visuales, realidad virtual, realidad aumentada y cine inmersivo.

Acerca de The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, junto con sus subsidiarias y afiliadas, es una empresa internacional diversificada líder en entretenimiento familiar y medios de comunicación que incluye tres segmentos comerciales principales: Disney Entertainment, ESPN y Disney Experiences. Desde sus humildes comienzos como estudio de dibujos animados en la década de 1920 hasta su reconocido nombre en la industria del entretenimiento en la actualidad, Disney continúa con orgullo su legado de crear historias y experiencias de clase mundial para toda la familia. Las historias, los personajes y las experiencias de Disney llegan a consumidores e invitados de todos los rincones del mundo. Con operaciones en más de 40 países, nuestros empleados y miembros del elenco trabajan juntos para crear experiencias de entretenimiento que sean apreciadas a nivel local y global.

Este puesto es en ILM (Vancouver) Inc. , que forma parte de una empresa comercial que denominamos Industrial Light & Magic.

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