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Rigging TD – Pipeline
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Do you enjoy working collaboratively with Department Supervisors, TDs and R&D teams to ensure there is a common and standardised approach to the workflow, tool development and artist support?

We are looking for a Rigging Pipeline TD who is available for a 6 month contract.

What you’ll get to do:

  • Be responsible for creative problem solving in relation to complex pipelines and assets, user support, environment and character pipeline development, environment shot assembly and technical direction.
  • Take responsibility for the optimisation of the workflow of the department.
  • Work closely with the Department Supervisor to research and develop department specific tools, maintain existing tools and plan for the future show/studio needs.
  • Testing and validating new releases of pipeline tools both interactive (Maya) and automated (Farm).
  • Ensure the department is technically well supported.
  • Liaise with the R&D team to ensure compliance with current internal best practices.
  • Anticipate potential issues and create fixes before problems arise.
  • Provide training to the artists for new tools.
  • Contribute to the documentation of the Asset department’s technical platform.
  • Code review and troubleshoot problems as they arise.
  • Pro-actively problem solving and finding solutions within the parameters you’re presented with.
  • Work solo as well as collaboratively within a strong team environment; build relationships across departments, including global teams, and when necessary to pass knowledge to other staff members.

What you bring:

  • 3 + years’ proven TD experience on feature films, TV and/or animated feature
  • 3 + years’ experience using and troubleshooting in software packages such as Maya.Experience with USD considered a bonus
  • Experience with a large facility pipeline.
  • Programming experience in Python
  • Knowledge of source control systems, PyQt or other GUI toolkit.
  • Knowledge of concepts like data flow, data dependencies, Meta data, publishing and retrieval.
  • The ability to efficiently organise and prioritise work across multiple areas and work and remain calm under pressure.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate in both a technical and artistic manner.
  • Willingness to learn, and contribute to the success of the team and project.
  • Self-motivation with strong organisational and time management skills.
  • An inquisitive mind with excellent attention to detail and the ability to follow through on suggested solutions.

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