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CG Pipeline Technical Director

JibJab Bros Studios is looking for a talented, motivated and self-sufficient CG Pipeline Technical Director to to join the Emmy Award winning Netflix Original, “Ask the StoryBots”.

Our primary needs for this position will have you working on continued development with an existing Shotgun implementation for our Maya-V-Ray-NUKE pipeline. You will also be responsible for creating, updating, and maintaining existing CG lighting/compositing tools (MEL and Python), as well as creating effective tracking tools for our producers from contractor bids to billing and invoicing to be tied into the production. Additionally, you will be tasked with implementing shot reporting and mark-up tools to be used by the creative leads and directors for even-more efficient creative feedback cycles within the production.

The ideal candidate will be able to work in-house directly with our production and CG teams at our facility in Marina Del Rey, CA.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ability to create, develop, and maintain CG animation production tools such as Shotgun, Maya, V-Ray, and NUKE
  • Assist CG departments with MEL/Python scripts as needed for production from animation to lighting
  • Research and test new tools and methods that assist the production
  • Effectively communicate with producers and CG leads and regularly report on progress toward all stated goals

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

  • 2-5 years production experience implementing and managing production pipelines in a studio environment
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize task lists in a production environment
  • Experience with production tracking databases (Shotgun strongly preferred)
  • Python programming is a must
  • Experience with Maya and NUKE pipelines required in animation or VFX settings
  • MEL, V-Ray, Deadline, and Adobe Creative Suite experience is a plus
  • Knowledge of other programming languages such as PHP, Java, or C++ is a plus

 

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