Lead Pipeline Engineer

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 09-20-2015
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Our customer is an award winning digital studio renowned globally for their groundbreaking animation, visual effects and design.
 
Lead Pipeline Developer
Vancouver, BC Canada


We are looking for an experienced Lead Pipeline Developer to join the Pipeline team, working from the Vancouver studio. In this role, you will be adapting their existing pipeline to meet the creative requirements of several new relevant films. The global Pipeline team is responsible for creating software used by artists in craft departments such as Modelling, Rigging, Animation and Lighting, to assemble and manage complex workflows in a highly iterative pipeline.
 
As one of the first crew members in that facility, you will be pivotal in establishing the team, and will be involved in recruiting and mentoring. You will collaborate daily with production and technical personnel in both Vancouver and Sydney. You will also be involved in software design, reviewing code, and evolving development practices across multiple sites.
 
Requirements:
  • Experience developing software in Python and C++
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working with the APIs of industry standard applications such as Maya, XSI, Nuke, etc.
  • Post-secondary qualification in Computer Science or Engineering
  • Knowledge of Rendering, Shading, CharFX, Linear Algebra and other related areas a plus
  • Experience with the full software development life cycle
  • Strong software design and engineering skills; familiarity with design patterns and their appropriate use
  • Good team spirit and ability to collaborate with artists and other developers in a deadline oriented environment
 
You will have experience in the visual effects/animation industry, and will ideally have previously lead small teams. You will have an excellent ability to communicate effectively with both technical and creative crew, and have demonstrated your capability to operate independently as well as within a larger team.
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