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Pipeline Supervisor - Digital Domain


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Title: Pipeline Supervisor



Reports To: Global Pipeline Supervisor

Responsibilities To: Individual Show CG & DFX Supervisors

Direct Reports: Show TDs


Digital Domain is an Academy Award©-winning digital production studio focused on visual effects for feature film and advertising. Founded in 1993, the company has built a legacy of achievement, listing Titanic, The Day After Tomorrow and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button among its 75+ film credits. A creative giant in advertising, Digital Domain has created some of the world’s most memorable spots. The studio works with top directors and is continually pushing into new territory. Digital Domain is recognized for pioneering work in photo-real digital humans, and productions that bring the worlds of movies, games, advertising and the web closer together.





The Pipeline Supervisor is responsible for leading a team charged with the development, deployment, and support of the Facility Pipeline on a Production.   The Pipeline Supervisor does this in conjunction with the Technology Department leadership, as well as senior Supervisors and other Pipeline Supervisors across the company, in order to maximise the return on investment in any Pipeline enhancements, while minimizing show risk and waste.



Principal Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Helps drive the design, implementation, and evolution of  a standardized Pipeline for Productions and Departments, utilizing Show and Facility resources

  • Leads a team of Show  and Facility TDs responsible for deploying, configuring, and supporting the existing Pipeline

  • Works with the other Pipeline Supervisors, senior Supervisors, and Technology Staff to ensure that the Pipeline meets the needs of the company at large and diverges as little as possible between Shows, while still meeting the needs of the individual Productions

  • Works with Production and Technology Management to ensure adequate resource coverage to meet the demands of the current show

  • Acts as an escalation point for Supervisors, Production Management, and  Artist Management to resolve conflicts; ensures limited resources are effectively utilized, and artists efficiently tasked by matching artist skill-set to assignments, identifying cross-utilization opportunities whenever possible

  • Promotes a positive and productive work environment and leads collaborative efforts across the facility



Education, Experience and Skills Required:


  • BS in Computer Science or Computer Graphics or equivalent Industry experience required

  • Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in feature film on the post-production side desired

  • Experience managing software, pipeline, and/or technology teams desired

  • Production experience with Maya, Houdini and/or Nuke, including familiarity with APIs desired

  • General experience with Python in a production environment

  • Must be able to work in a collaborative, fast-paced environment

  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal


To apply for this position submit an application at www.digitaldomain.com/careers/

Please select Vancouver from the drop down location menu


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