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jobby: Pipeline TD, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

merc logoWe are currently seeking an experienced and talented Pipeline Technical Director to work on exciting high profile productions with worldwide exposure. The Pipeline Technical Director is responsible for writing and maintaining tools for use on high-end visual effects in animation. Pipeline TDs are required to work closely with the CG Supervisor, department Leads and Lead Pipeline TD.

  • Type: Permanent, Full-time Employee
  • Salary: Commensurate with experience
  • Start Date: Immediately

Job Requirements:

  • Writing pipeline tools and further developing the pipeline for use on shows
  • Working in collaboration with the CG Supervisor, CG Technical Director and end users to determine the best solutions
  • Maintaining tools including troubleshooting and optimization
  • Thorough documentation of all development and updating as necessary
  • Ongoing research to recommend improvements to workflows in order to improve productivity or communication
  • Solid understanding of the animation production process, including modelling, texturing, animation, rendering, compositing and FX creation
  • All applicants must reside in Canada and be willing to relocate to Ottawa, Ontario

Essential Skills:

  • Excellent Maya skills
  • Experience developing pipeline tools for Maya
  • Problem solving abilities
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills
  • The ability to prioritize production needs and tasks
  • Detail orientated with a strong ability to multi-task
  • A good understanding of the entire visual effects process, from shooting through to compositing
  • A general understanding of networking and performance issues that arise with automated tools

How to Apply: If you have the passion and determination it takes to create stunning animation, please send your resume and demo reel to and reference: PIPE-1014 in the subject line of your submission.

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