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Pipeline Technical Director/Liaison job

Posted: February 06, 2007
subject: Pipeline Technical Director/Liaison , Mainframe Entertainment Inc.

Mainframe Entertainment Inc. is looking for Pipeline Technical Director/Liaison

Job details: Responsibilities Include:

- Oversee the technical requirements of specific VFX productions; work with producers, directors, and VFX supervisors to determine these needs.

- Integrate pipeline tools developed at Rainmaker Animation into the VFX production flow.

- Develop proprietary scripts/tools for VFX productions.

- Assist in the development of television/direct-to-video, and film pipelines

- Actively participate in the growth of the Production Technology Department

- Provide training/tutorials to production staff

- Acquire and maintain up-to-date knowledge in the relevant fields

- Represent the technical achievements and capabilities of Rainmaker.

Duties Include:

- Design, develop, and maintain proprietary plugins/scripts used in animation production
Supervise/coordinate technical support staff, technical animators, and render wranglers

- Create and maintain technical effects/shots as directed by the Lighting/Effects team

- Collaborate with software developers in fulfilling the needs of current and future productions

- Interact with the IT Department with respect to operating, file, and network systems? issues

- Provide additional technical support and training to production teams, as needed

- Provide web developers with the appropriate internal support pages (documentation, tutorials)

- Evaluate and recommend relevant external shaders/plugins/scripts

- Interact with commercial vendors with respect to technical issues affecting proprietary shaders, etc

- Attend regular production and department meetings

- Assist in the development of pipelines for television, direct-to-video, and film

- Assist the Manager of Production Technology in strategic planning

- Participate, when applicable, in technical support/director candidates? interviews

- Maintain contacts with academia/industry to keep current on new research and competitor developments

- Read relevant journal/conference/technical articles

- Attend industry conferences and seminars

- Develop and present lectures/papers for academia/industry as applicable

Qualifications Include:

- Degree/Diploma Computing Science.

- 4+ years production experience

- Thorough knowledge of VFX, and digital 3D animation.

- Thorough knowledge of Maya.

- Thorough knowledge of Python.

- Knowledge of Lightwave/Mental Ray/Renderman/Massive/Houdini/Shake/ is an asset.

- Thorough knowledge of UNIX/Linux, procedural and object-oriented programming languages,.

- Excellent problem solving and communication skills

- Must be proactive

Thank you in advance for your application! Due to the high volume of applications, we only contact those applicants who are short-listed for interviews.

If you are interested in this position, please apply via our corporate website www.mainframe.ca

Or, by post to:
Attn: Recruiting
Rainmaker Animation
Suite 200-2025 West Broadway
Vancouver BC V6J 1Z6

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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