Pipeline Technical Director - IA

  • Technology
  • London, United Kingdom

Pipeline Technical Director - IA

Job description

Framestore is an Oscar, Bafta, and Emmy award-winning global creative company working in film, advertising, AR/MR/VR, theme park dark rides, and pre/post visualisation work among many other creative endeavours.


With over 30 years of experience in digital film and video technology and offices worldwide, Framestore’s Pipeline Department sits at the centre of our connectivity. Engineering cutting-edge 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 our team to work as effectively as possible to create the incredible visual effects we are known for. 


Our Integrated Advertising Pipeline division is seeking to recruit a Mid/Senior Pipeline Technical Director to join the team, initially focussing on supporting and improving a wide range of pipeline workflows, aiming to lead and develop some of the larger development projects within the division. They will work within the global pipeline team, supporting a broad range of live-action and computer-generated projects with a variety of digital content including theme park rides, commercials, brand work, episodic, immersive, and features. This role is UK based but can be done remotely from anywhere in the UK.


You Will:

  • Further support, engineering, and development of the pipeline across Framestore Integrated Advertising projects

  • Working in collaboration with 2D and CG Supervisors and department leads to determine the best solutions

  • Support and maintenance of tools including troubleshooting and optimisation

  • Thorough documentation of all development and updating as necessary

  • Ongoing research to recommend improvements to workflows in order to improve productivity or communication

  • Leading other members of the team in the above responsibilities

  • Code reviews

  • Progressing the code base towards simplicity and elegance

Job requirements

What we're looking for:

  • The ability to engineer and develop for a large software project

  • Excellent Python and Linux skills

  • Experience developing for a Visual Effects application such as Maya, Houdini, or Nuke

  • Problem-solving abilities

  • Excellent communication and documentation skills

  • Detail-orientated with a strong ability to multi-task

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

  • Excellent knowledge of networking and performance issues that arise with automated tools

  • Experience in advising other members of a team


You might also have:

  • A professional background in visual effects production or visual effects experience

  • A degree, preferably in Computer Science or similar

  • Windows development experience

  • Experience working with game engines


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.


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