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Production Pipeline TD

  • Los Angeles, California
  • Technical Direction
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Feature Animation at Netflix is committed to creating content that makes a lasting impression on audiences and expands expectations of what is possible in storytelling. We are paving the way for the bold future of animation by building a community of amazing artists and talent. As a part of Netflix, Feature Animation values integrity, excellence, respect, inclusion, and collaboration. This is the new wave of animation — and you can help shape it!

Job Summary:
The Production Pipeline TD is responsible for developing, designing, and implementing pipeline tools and workflows used throughout the creative process by artists and production management. This person will provide front-line pipeline support and must be able to quickly and effectively troubleshoot general CG animation pipeline issues while operating in a fast-paced production environment. This person will report to the Pipeline Supervisor and will be supporting artists and production crew in the Editorial, Story, Design, and Previs departments within and across multiple productions.

A successful candidate is self-motivated, proactive, quick-thinking, flexible, thorough, and able to juggle multiple and diverse responsibilities with a strong emphasis on organization and attention to detail. This is a position that requires someone who is a proactive and positive thinker and able to exercise good judgment and initiative. Equally important, their day-to-day approach should be guided by and in alignment with Netflix's culture.

What You’ll Do:

  • Work with the Pipeline Supervisor and team of Pipeline TDs to design and implement pipeline tools and workflows that service multiple productions
  • Write solutions that adhere to studio development standards and best practices
  • Create integrations for third-party and proprietary tools and applications
  • Collaborate closely with product engineering teams to stay aligned on global pipeline initiatives and other product roadmaps
  • Provide front-line support for pipeline-related issues across all pre-production departments
  • Maintain and extend the suite of global pipeline tooling
  • Craft bespoke and tailored solutions to address unique show challenges
  • Write and maintain tool and workflow documentation and training
  • Assist in training and mentoring of new Pipeline Technical Directors
  • Collaborate with grace, humility, inclusion, and open-mindedness

What You’ll Need:

  • Minimum 3 years of CG animation or visual effects pipeline experience
  • Thorough understanding of current industry techniques and technologies
  • Strong Python programming abilities both in and out of DCCs
  • Experience developing robust user interfaces using PySide / Qt
  • Advanced knowledge of ShotGrid, ShotGrid Toolkit, Maya, Photoshop, Premiere, RV, Rez, Git, Jira, Google File Stream, Powershell, zsh, and Windows and MacOS platforms preferred
  • Proficiency with Nuke, Houdini, Unreal, Mari, Blender, Storyboard Pro, Flix, Syncsketch, Harmony, AVID, OCIO, OTIO, and USD preferred
  • Experience supporting pre-production workflows, such as Editorial, Story, Design, Previz, and Virtual Production preferred
  • Familiarity with software design patterns and principles, such as OOP, SOLID, and MVC
  • Familiarity with software development methodologies, such as Scrum and Kanban
  • Proficiency with Node.js, React, Go, Rust, Java, C++, C#, gRPC, or GraphQL a plus
  • Proven ability to organize and present technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders
  • Highly organized, efficient, and detail-oriented
  • Self-motivated, proactive team member with the capacity to work and prioritize independently
  • Excellent communications skills and comfortable speaking to different groups
  • Passionate about our culture and values in the workplace
  • Excellent verbal, written, and e-social communication skills
  • A degree in Computer Science or a similar field is a plus

This position may be covered by a collective bargaining agreement. If so: Pay for the foregoing position is governed by the currently effective applicable collective bargaining agreement and thus will be no less than $46.84/hour set forth therein and up to any better conditions and terms negotiated and obtained as expressly provided therein.

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