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General Technical Director (Pipeline TD)

Postuler maintenant Postuler ultérieurement Job ID 10015728 Emplacement Vancouver, Canada Entreprise Walt Disney Animation Studios Date de publication 17/03/2023

Résumé du poste:

At Walt Disney Animation Studios we have a deep commitment to the philosophy that creativity inspires technology, and technology inspires creativity. Technical Directors are responsible for providing support to our artist teams in a variety of areas including writing tools to facilitate the CG animation process, acting as a liaison to software and system engineers, and front-line artist support.

They function as an integral part of the artist departments they’re associated with, designing or optimizing processes and tools to best fit production needs. They should look at production systems holistically and have the ability to visualize the larger pipeline, understand the impact of their actions, and how to optimize processes and tools. Technical Directors also have an important role in our ongoing efforts to push the boundaries of what we're capable of producing in our various toolsets.

Projects Include:

  • Novel interaction interfaces and models for artists

  • Tools for procedurally generating worlds

  • Creative workflows built on existing platforms to solve production-specific problems

  • Evolutions and revolutions of our production data pipeline

We are looking for a Technical Director to join our Animation studio, targeting tool development and support Production. In this role, you will partner with artists, production and technology leadership, other technical directors, cross-team software engineers, and other technologists and researchers across the Walt Disney Studios. You will be on the bleeding edge designing and implementing innovative workflows and state of the art solutions. This is a regular, full time, staff position that will be located at our Vancouver, BC studio. Please note that relocation eligibility may be determined based on role and individual circumstance.

What does it mean to be a developer here at Walt Disney Animation Studios?

  • Our TDs provide support to our artists in a variety of areas including scripting and coding tools to facilitate the CG animation process

  • Design and optimize processes and tools to fit production needs

  • View production systems holistically and have the ability to visualize the larger pipeline while understanding the impact of their actions

  • Act as a collaborator with the larger Technical Director department

  • Active engagement with artistic and technical leadership in the ongoing evolution of the production process

  • Become involved in mentoring apprentices and other Technical Directors in tools and processes

  • Active engagement with the Technology Department in the research and development of new methodologies

  • Involvement in the positive representation of Walt Disney Animation Studios in the larger filmmaking and computer graphics community

Key Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, a related field or equivalent

  • Strong scripting and programming skills including Python and C++

  • Ability to write and apply innovative techniques

  • Strong problem solving skills

  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment, offer mentorship, and take direction from department and show leadership

  • Experience in a consumer support role

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Understanding of computer graphics foundational concepts, and algorithms

  • Knowledge of visual effects, animation, graphics techniques and algorithms

  • Experience with USD

  • Strong mathematical fundamentals, including linear algebra and numerical methods

  • Strong understanding of coding process, standards, continuous integration and testing principles

  • Software development experience on production systems

  • Advanced Maya experience and in-depth knowledge of Linux

  • Understanding of environmental effects simulation techniques and Houdini

  • Advanced experience with modern global illumination rendering

  • Solid understanding of node-based compositing packages (i.e. Shake, Nuke, or similar)

  • Experience with game engines such as Unreal, Unity, Lumberyard

  • Experience in technical leadership

  • Master’s or Ph.D. in Computer Science



Sur Walt Disney Animation Studios:

Associant la maîtrise artistique et narrative à une technologie révolutionnaire, Walt Disney Animation Studios est un studio d’animation de réalisateurs à qui l’on doit la création de certains des films les plus populaires jamais réalisés. Disney Animation continue de s’appuyer sur son riche héritage d’innovation et de créativité, du premier long métrage entièrement animé, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs en 1937, à Wish, notre 62e film d’animation, qui sortira en novembre 2023. Parmi les créations intemporelles du studio figurent Pinocchio, Sleeping Beauty, The Jungle Book, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Frozen, Big Hero 6, Zootopia et Encanto.

Sur The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, ainsi que ses filiales et sociétés affiliées, forme l’une des principales entreprises internationales diversifiées de divertissement familial et de médias avec les segments suivants : Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. Depuis ses modestes débuts en tant que studio de dessins animés dans les années 20 jusqu’à son statut de référence dans l’industrie du divertissement d’aujourd’hui, Disney poursuit fièrement sa tradition de création d’histoires et d’expériences exceptionnelles pour tous les membres de la famille. Les histoires, les personnages et les expériences de Disney touchent les consommateurs et les visiteurs du monde entier. À travers nos activités présentes dans plus de 40 pays, nos employés et cast members collaborent pour créer des expériences de divertissement appréciées à la fois au niveau universel et local.

Le poste est rattaché à Walt Disney Animation Studios Vancouver Inc. , qui fait partie d’une entreprise que nous appelons Walt Disney Animation Studios.

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