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Supervising Pipeline TD
- Facility

Location: Vancouver

Animal Logic– the animation studio that brought you Happy Feet, Peter Rabbit, and the Lego Movies – is looking to expand its talented team of supervising TDs. A Supervising TD is responsible for the design, implementation, support, and evolution of the Animal Logic pipeline across multiple production departments. This exciting senior role, requires collaboration across a wide variety of departments, and offers a unique opportunity for the successful candidate to dive deeply into industry leading pipeline technology (USD). Supervising TD’s also work closely with a dedicated operations team to manage a global team of TDs across multiple projects. This is a unique opportunity for an experienced candidate to join our team in a senior position, contributing to the culture of the Production Technology team and the ongoing development of the Animal Logic pipeline.

What you’ll get to do:

Creative and Technical  

  • Take responsibility for, and become an expert in, a particular section of the global production pipeline.
  • Champion its ongoing feature development and optimization.
  • Develop innovative technical solutions to the challenges of producing animation on a large scale.
  • Understand the creative needs of various productions, translate these into development initiatives and new features for tools, workflows, and the pipeline as a whole.
  • Collaborate with RnD, and other Supervising TDs to establish and maintain high technical standards & procedures within the Production Technology team.

Strategy and Planning  

  • Participate in the scoping and estimation of show based development initiatives.
  • Collaborate with other Supervising TDs and RnD to establish and drive longer term facility development roadmaps.
  • Participate in longer term strategic planning for in-house and 3rd party tool uptake/development.
  • Work closely with senior Animal Logic Technical leadership to maintain momentum toward facility goals and vision.
  • Work closely with PMO team, to establish schedules and milestones for planned development.
  • Maintain consistent planning and development rituals/processes within the department.
  • Participate in public presentations & demonstrations of planned or implemented technology.
  • Collaborate with the Operations team to develop, implement and improve operational and resource management strategies to achieve the department’s goals.

People and Team  

  • Work closely with Operations to supervise, mentor and develop a global team of TDs, including career development, performance management and planning for hiring and onboarding new team members.
  • Work collaboratively with senior technical leadership across the whole facility including CG Supervisors,
  • Engineering Managers, and other Supervising TDs.

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