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Pipeline Technical Director

Location: Dufferin
Company: Sinking Ship Entertainment

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Sinking Ship Entertainment is looking for a Pipeline Technical Director to join our talented TD team. This is a great opportunity for an individual with 3+ years’ experience as a Pipeline TD to use their skills to their fullest potential while being part of a team that works hard to continuously grow. You will have the opportunity to help build the tools that bring the crazy fun creatures and worlds to life for our award-winning shows.


  • Provide technical support to artists
  • Collaborate with the Pipeline & Technology team, Production Managers, and Supervisors to ensure timely resolutions to technical issues
  • Support the company’s current technical capabilities and contribute to development of new tools and workflows
  • Ensure requests for new tools and workflows align with the company’s development strategy, technology roadmap, and individual project or show requirements
  • Write and maintain clear, accurate, and concise documentation
  • Reports to the Head of Technology

Who are you?

  • You have a minimum of 3 years of experience in VFX or animation production
  • You demonstrate an aptitude for troubleshooting and creative problem-solving
  • Have worked with Pipeline and R&D teams within the VFX/Animation industry or equivalent experience in a tech company
  • You are a team player with excellent communication skills
  • You are open to learning new tools and processes
  • You have excellent time-management and task-prioritizing skills

Technical Qualifications

  • Experience with Python, PyQt, and PySide required
  • Technical expertise in DCCs such as Maya, Nuke, Mari
  • Experience with renderers such as Arnold, Redshift, etc, in a production environment
  • Experience with render management software such as Deadline, Rush, OpenCue
  • Experience with version control systems such as Git
  • Experience with production tracking applications such as Shotgun, ftrack, NIM, as well as developing tools for communication between those applications and various DCCs (experience with Shotgun API and Shotgun Toolkit is a plus)
  • Experience developing tools in a Windows and/or Linux environmen

Nice to Have

  • Experience with a USD-based pipeline is a big plus

Full Stack Python developers with any tech background (regardless of VFX and animation experience), we’d love to hear from you!

Sinking Ship Entertainment would like to thank all applicants. Due to the anticipated high volume of applications, only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted. Please no phone calls.

Sinking Ship Entertainment is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We would be happy to accommodate individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require accommodation in order to participate in our recruitment process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.

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