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Lead Pipeline Technical Director

申請 稍後繼續申請 Job ID 10055046 職位地點 悉尼, 澳大利亞 有意工作的公司 Industrial Light & Magic 張貼日期 2024/02/12


The Lead Pipeline Technical Director is responsible for taking a lead role in developing and maintaining the VFX production pipeline for ILM, and ensuring it is running smoothly and efficiently for all shows. The Lead Pipeline Technical Director will be active in both development projects and show support and will mentor and advise the Pipeline Technical Director team in their local Studio.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the development of workflow and tools on show-specific projects locally and across all studios.

  • Ensures Pipeline TD team is adhering to ILM standards when building new tools and workflows

  • Approves methods and procedures on new projects and in conjunction with assigned Pipeline TD

  • Serves as key knowledge resource for workflow and tools used in production at ILM

  • Runs code reviews for Pipeline TD team both locally and globally

  • Advises other engineers with maintenance and bug fixing of existing tools

  • Provides support to productions to keep the pipeline running smoothly for projects globally

  • Collaborates with show supervisors to develop per-show tool customizations, ensuring we are not duplicating work across shows

  • Updates and creates new features additions to existing tools

  • Provide training and assistance to both Pipeline TDs, production and artists on toolsets and workflows

  • Collaborates with artists and production to develop efficient workflows and supporting tools across projects

  • Leads discussions surrounding future workflow and tool development

  • Joins show and development meetings to ensure tools and best practices are known across projects

  • Always aware of commonality across shows, key point person for development of tools across shows

  • Key point person in local studio for production workflow and tools for Global teams

  • Works with show hub CG Supe to ensure hub and spoke technology needs are understood and prioritized

  • Participate in the activities of the globally distributed production engineering team, including:

    • development and support activities

    • regular status and planning meetings as time zones permit

    • adhere to development best practices and standards defined by the Supervisor

Job Requirements:

Education / Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computing Science or Graphics discipline, or equivalent professional experience

  • Proven experience in the visual effects or computer animation industries


Required Skills / Competencies:

  • A positive, “can-do” attitude with balance: must not be afraid to ask for help when getting outside experience base or comfort zone

  • A clear and concise communicator: ability to keep end users informed of progress and managers informed of requests

  • An effective listener: able to engage with and understand artists to discover what their requirements are

  • An effective time manager: must be able to prioritize a multitude of requests and not be afraid to ask for help if the path isn’t clear

  • Passionate about delivering rigorous follow-through on assigned tasks 

  • An agile, flexible and quick thinker: this is an energetic, dynamic environment requiring an ability to adapt to rapidly changing requirements

  • A creative thinker and innovator: able to devise and employ ingenious solutions to difficult problems


Technical Skills:

  • Expert knowledge of python programming and the Linux environment 

  • World-class troubleshooting skills

  • Experience working with revision control systems and defined coding standards

  • Experience developing tools and/or plugins within industry software packages such as Maya, Nuke, Houdini or Katana

  • Experience with Renderman, vray or Arnold


Preferred Skills / Competencies:

  • Excellent people person

  • Experience with database technologies such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB or Redis

  • Experience writing RESTful APIs

  • Knowledge of the standard python packaging and installation tool-chain

  • VFX, Feature Animation or Episodic production experience 

  • Experience with Maya, Katana and Nuke

  • Experience with Renderman, vray or Arnold

  • Experience developing on Windows


This position is with Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Industrial Light & Magic.
Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion or belief, sex, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, disability or pregnancy or maternity. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

關於 Industrial Light & Magic:

ILM 由 George Lucas 於 1975 年創立,擁有世界領先的設施,服務電影、商業製作和吸引力產業。ILM 已為 325 多個拍攝影片創造了視覺效果,並在有史以來全球票房前 10 名中的 7 部中發揮了重要作用,並在前 50 名中參與了 25 部。ILM 設定了視覺效果的標準,在電影歷史上打造一些極有魅力的角色。公司為數碼革命的前沿,繼續在視覺效果、VR、AR以及沉浸式影院中開辟新天地。

關於 The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company 連同其子公司和聯營公司,是領先的多元化國際家庭娛樂和媒體企業,業務遍及以下範疇:Disney Entertainment、ESPN、Disney Parks 及 Experiences and Products。Disney 在 1920 年代的起步之初,只是一間卡通工作室,至今已成為娛樂界的翹楚,並昂然堅守傳承,繼續為家庭中每位成員創造世界一流的故事與體驗。Disney 的故事、人物與體驗傳遍世界每個角落,深入人心。我們在 40 多個國家/地區營運業務,僱員及演藝人員攜手協力,創造全球和當地人們都珍愛的娛樂體驗。

這個職位隸屬於 ILM (Australia) Pty. Ltd., 其所屬的業務部門是 Industrial Light & Magic

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