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jobby: Pipeline TD, Portfolio Entertainment, Toronto

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Portfolio Entertainment is looking for a Pipeline Technical Director to support our 2D Harmony productions. The Pipeline Technical Director provides direct ongoing technical support to the production team as well as provides technical solutions, maintenance, and ongoing research and development of the pipeline. Pipeline Technical Director will report to the Head of Studio Operations, work with Department Supervisors, and liaise with IT Administration and third-party software and hardware providers to support the technical needs and develop production toolsets. Responsibilities include but not limited to solving technical issues, developing technical efficiency from asset creation through final shot composition, automating production management systems and integration, pipeline maintenance, and research and development of technical systems, software and pipeline practices.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supports the overall technical needs of the production, the pipeline and toolsets
  • Monitor current production practices, understanding the workflow and pain points, and contribute to finding technical solutions and efficiencies to improve the pipeline
  • Develop tools to support the productions and production management systems including integration of the pipeline with tracking and asset management systems
  • Monitor current productions to ensure pipeline stability, including liaising with IT staff to plan and implement solutions in automation, system storage and backups
  • Develop documentation and training for the team as it relates to new tools, systems and practices
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of trends and software used in the animation industry
  • Research, recommend and implement new software and version upgrades as required
  • Advise and contribute proactively to the setup of pipelines for new shows
  • Respond to production-related helpdesk requests, provide technical support to artists as well as mentorship in technical aspects of production


  • Experience with Toon Boom Harmony
  • Solid understanding of the 2D animation production process 
  • Experience in coding and technical script writing in Java and Python
  • Experience in pipeline development and management
  • Experience developing production management tools
  • Ability to work in a team environment 
  • Ability to manage deadlines and priorities
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of Southpaw Technologies Tactic or Toon Boom Producer is an asset.

Interested candidates:  Please forward your resume and cover letter to referencing Pipeline TD. Qualified applicants will be contacted for interview.

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