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Supervising Technical Director (Blue Sky Studiso)

Americas-US-CT-Greenwich

C++
Linux
Perl
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Supervising Technical Director (Blue Sky Studiso)(

Job Number:

 FFE0005348)
Americas-US-CT-Greenwich

Description

 

The Supervising Technical Director manages the Department TDs and supervises tool and on-show pipeline development. The Supervising TD works with other show department heads as well as the studio technology groups to ensure the show's TD support issues and pipeline development requirements are addressed. The Supervising TD works with the Head of Production Technology to provide consistency in tools, workflows, and staffing across shows.

Collaboration

  • Work with the show leadership and Technology teams to define the requirements for tools, processes, and information exchange.

  • Work with each show department head to understand, plan, and implement pipeline tools and processes for their department.

  • Liaise with Technology for issues relating to show resources and software needs.

  • Ensure adequate Department TD support coverage for each department and the show at large.

Pipeline, Software, and Processes

  • Integrates existing pipeline tools or develops new tools/processes as needed to meet the technical vision of the show.

  • Manages the show's software releases and policies.

  • Tests the software used on the show to ensure maximum stability.

  • Plans and implements standards to ensure smooth asset transitions between departments.

  • Maintains a working knowledge of the tools and processes used on the show.

  • Supervises the development of pipeline tools as needed using current studio standards.

  • Provide custom tools and processes as required to ensure the show�s successful completion.

  • Troubleshoot shots and assets as requested.

Managerial

  • Supervise Department TDs assigned to the show, giving them clear direction on standards, processes, and expectations.

  • Appropriately elevate issues and solutions to the CG Supervisors and Production Management effectively.

  • Mentor TDs to provide guidance, experience and insight. Involved in resolving performance related issues.

  • Responsible for maintaining crew morale and fostering a good working atmosphere.

  • Deliver reviews to crewmembers; help manage career growth of staff; provide recommendations for promotions.

  • Work with Head of Production Technology and studio leadership in the casting and staffing of talent on the show.

  • Help with recruiting and perform interviews. Ensure that Department TD new hires are provided the necessary training.

  • Facilitate meetings with Department TDs to keep the crew informed on show changes and requirements.


Qualifications

 
  • B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent experience

Skills, Abilities, Special Licenses or Certificate

  • Extensive production experience in computer animation, visual effects, or game industry.

  • Experience building new pipelines.

  • Expert knowledge of Linux required.

  • Strong programming skills. Proficiency in C++, Object Oriented Programming, Python and/or Perl desired.

  • Ability to effectively manage and inspire a diverse team of Technical Directors.

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.


We
are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected
veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.