We are seeking an Animation Technical Director ("Animation TD") to help with improving the overall efficiency of the Animation pipeline.
The Animation TD will help design, implement, and manage intuitive and powerful tools for the animation department. The Animation TD works with the Rigging and the Animation team to create tools, techniques, and procedures and supports the Animators in finding and resolving technical problems with rigs, models, tools or data flow.
The ideal candidate will have strong technical and excellent communication skills, as well as a firm understanding of software design, graphics, and production work flow.
The ideal candidate should possess excellent communication skills, solid experience in both animation and rigging, a strong aesthetic sense, and strong technical skills.
Create and implement intuitive tools based on Animator feature requests
Continually look for ways to optimize the efficiency and work-flow for the Animation department
Collaborate with departments both up and downstream, to facilitate the smooth flow of assets through the pipeline
Work with Rigging and Animation to test and troubleshoot character rigs
Work with artists to troubleshoot and fix technical problems
Create and update documentation for tools, techniques and work flows
Degree or Diploma in Film, Animation and / or relevant industry experience
5+ years experience as a TD with a focus on Animation or Rigging pipelines
Degree in Computer Science or Engineering is an asset
Excellent communication / interpersonal skills
Proficiency in Python APIs and Mel scripting language
Expert knowledge of Maya required.
Must have written and supported animation and / or rigging tools used significantly in production
Ability to establish priorities
Work independently and within a group