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Vancouver, - Canada
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Senior Pipeline Developer

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Are you ready to make a bigger impact?

If you’re looking for a change to challenge and support you as you take the next step in your career, joining Umedia Vancouver provides that rare opportunity. With offices in LA, London, Paris, Brussels, and now Vancouver, Umedia is an international film group specializing in production, financing, visual effects, and finishing. The foundation of Umedia’s success is our employees. We believe in developing everyone’s potential in a fun, passionate, and proactive environment that promotes open communication and a healthy work/life balance. We’re looking for someone just like you to join us and be a significant part of our North American expansion.

Umedia Vancouver is a small, growing VFX and Finishing team headed by CEO and Oscar nominated VFX Supervisor, Peter Muyzers, and backed by a management team with many decades of direct experience on the front lines of Hollywood production and post-production. Our goals are ambitious yet realistic, and we’re rapidly becoming Vancouver’s go-to boutique facility for high-end visual effects. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by, apply to join us today!

We’re seeking a Senior Pipeline Developer to join the Umedia Vancouver team.

  • Do you collaborate well with artists and enjoy enabling them to create even better work, even more efficiently? 
  • From your experience in the industry, do you have ideas how things could be done better?
  • Are you familiar with best practices for collaborating to build a stable, clean, adaptable pipeline?

Then we want you on board!

YOUR MISSION

  • To be an integral part of designing and building the VFX and Finishing pipelines.
  • To help define and enforce robust coding standards and best practices for a long-term stable and adaptable software development.
  • Support Supervisors, Production teams and artists by developing and integrating tools to meet immediate production needs.
  • Balance supporting short-term pipeline needs with longer-term research and development.
  • Research existing 3rd-party applications and present pragmatic assessments weighting up the costs and advantages of integrating existing solutions vs in-house development.
  • Take part in code reviews by submitting your own work and giving constructive feedback to others.
  • Mentor and inspire junior developers & TDs.
  • Take ownership of your own work, priorities and schedule while being understanding of the big picture priorities of the company.
  • Report to, advise, and collaborate with the R&D Manager. 

REQUIREMENTS

  • A minimum of 7 years experience as a developer in VFX and/or animation.
  • A Computer Science degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • Expertise in C++, python and Linux shell scripting.
  • A strong familiarity with Shotgun.
  • Experience working with render farm software.
  • Familiarity with common VFX applications (Maya, Nuke, RV, Houdini, Mari), and their APIs.
  • A good understanding of file formats, LUTs, and other technical aspects of the VFX workflow.
  • A disciplined approach to naming conventions, documentation, familiarity with versioning and use of code repositories (Git preferred), and other development best practices.
  • You are fluent in English.
  • You are a resident of Canada and you are legally permitted to work in Canada.

OFFER

We offer an attractive benefits package and a position within a supportive environment with career development opportunities.