Pipeline Technical Director - Core Pipeline

  • Technology
  • Montreal, Canada

Pipeline Technical Director - Core Pipeline

Job description

Our Pipeline department engineers technology to create fluid artist workflows and inter-departmental data flows for a wide range of VFX projects. They collaborate closely with other departments to allow artists to work as effectively as possible to create incredible visual effects. 


  • Support and maintenance of tools and backend technology including troubleshooting, configuration, and deploying fixes

  • Designing and engineering new solutions

  • Developing existing software and workflows

  • Working with the global Pipeline department to apply improvements across the company

  • Working in collaboration with department leads and supervisors to determine the best solutions

  • Thorough documentation of all development and changes

  • Report to Pipeline leads for development priorities

Job requirements

Essential Skills:

  • Excellent Python and Linux skills

  • Problem solving abilities

  • Excellent communication and documentation skills

  • Ability to contribute to a large software development project

  • Detail orientated with a strong ability to multitask

  • Familiarity with modern development tools and processes such as git, ticket tracking, code reviews

  • A good understanding of the entire visual effects process, from shooting through to compositing

  • Experience developing tools for a 2D or 3D application such as Maya, Houdini or Nuke

Desirable Skills:

  • Database maintenance and integration experience

  • Development in other languages (eg C++, Javascript)

  • Experience setting up CI/CD and regression testing

  • Familiarity with Django, Flask, React, REST APIs or other modern JS framework

  • Experience with virtualization software (eg Docker, Kubernetes)

  • Working knowledge of Ansible for host deployment

  • Experience with Elasticsearch

  • Windows development experience

  • A degree in Computer Science

  • 5+ Years visual effects production experience

Framestore is proud to employ extraordinary talent across all genders, races, nationalities, religions, ages, abilities, and sexual preferences. We aim to encourage and support all of our current and future employees to achieve their potential. No job applicant will receive less favourable treatment on any basis when applying for a career with us.