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Lead Pipeline & FX Technical Director

Lead Pipeline & FX Technical Director – Job Summary

Posted: 12/08/17

Lead Pipeline & FX Technical Director sought by Brazen Animation, LLC in Dallas, TX to develop and maintain effective and efficient pipeline for commercial and feature production; lead and work with other Technical Directors (TDs) in all aspects of technical components; troubleshoot solutions with Studio Managers and Department Supervisors/Leads; provide leadership and offer effective methods for pipeline development, including VFX and animation for small and large-scale production pipelines; provide art direct-able solutions for technical pipeline and effects (FX) on all productions assigned to; utilized particle systems, GPU-accelerated fluid solvers, FLIP water solvers, rigid body dynamics solvers, soft body dynamics solvers, wire solvers and cloth solvers in Houdini and Maya, VEX, VOP, Renderman, Mantra, Nuke, RVIO, FFMpeg, OpenEXR, Alembic, Aspera, CentOS Linux, CShell Scripting, NetApp, Perforce, Git, JIRA, Python, PyQt, Redis, mySQL, Oracle Database, JQuery, Agile Software Development, Design Patterns, Data Structures, UML to aid in the development of applications and creative pipeline tools and techniques to improve productivity and efficiency; provide weekly updates on pipeline development status, and notify any upcoming production risks; responsible for asset and shot management through Shotgun and production management software; evaluate and recommend development of proprietary software; help determine resource and budget requirements for software workflow solutions; attend daily production and department meetings; and keep up on current technology trends and tools both hardware and software.

Requires Bachelor’s or foreign equivalent degree in Computational Media, Computing Science or related field and three (3) years of experience in the job offered or related production technology position. Experience must include utilized particle systems, GPU-accelerated fluid solvers, FLIP water solvers, rigid body dynamics solvers, soft body dynamics solvers, wire solvers and cloth solvers in Houdini and Maya, VEX, VOP, Renderman, Mantra, Nuke, RVIO, FFMpeg, OpenEXR, Alembic, Aspera, CentOS Linux, CShell Scripting, NetApp, Perforce, Git, JIRA, Python, PyQt, Redis, mySQL, Oracle Database, JQuery, Agile Software Development, Software Design Patterns, Software Data Structures and Algorithms.

To apply, please send your resume to careers@brazenanimation.com.

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