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The Third Floor Inc

London - United Kingdom
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Pipeline Technical Director - Lead


THE THIRD FLOOR is the world’s leading visualization company with offices in Los Angeles and London as well as on location with productions around the world. Since 2004, the studio has helped clients visualize and maximize content by producing computer-animated blueprints, known as “previsualizations”. The Third Floor is a fun, creative company founded by artists, for artists. We work on extremely high-profile projects, while maintaining a small studio culture. The company has won multiple Emmy and VES awards for its work. Recent films projects Marvel’s Avengers Endgame, The Star Wars Franchise & Game of Thrones.

The Third Floor London is looking for a Lead Pipeline TD to join our Pipeline Team. The role will involve creating and supporting tools for visualization and virtual production work on feature film, television, commercial, and immersive entertainment projects. The role is a Lead position and will include responsibility for tracking the workload and regularly communicating with the Pipeline team members. 

To apply please upload your CV to our TTF Careers Page:


  • Helping troubleshoot artist problems for the London team

  • Creating/Testing/Documenting new tools & workflows

  • Tracking and Communicating task progress with the London Pipeline team members 

  • Adhere to all documented department procedures

  • Helping guide the work of junior members of the pipeline team

  • Work closely with the LA Pipeline team on tool developments for TTF. 


  • Substantial experience working in a VFX/animation Pipeline or similar position

  • Experience with Python and Mel programming in Maya

  • Excellent knowledge of Maya, and Microsoft Windows

  • Familiarity with Unreal is highly desirable

  • Experience with version control. (SVN and/or git)

  • Excellent communication & documentation skills

  • A good understanding of the film-making process

  • Able to work to both long and short deadlines and multitask

  • Flexible and able to work in a frequently changing environment

  • An awareness of Virtual Production

  • Ability to prioritise production needs and tasks

  • Proven understanding of data flow and management. 

Desired Additional Skills:

  • Shotgun experience.

  • Game Engine experience

  • Knowledge of JavaScript, DHTML, Postgres, C++.

  • Familiar with QT Designer

  • Rigging experience.

  • Familiarity with After Effects and Nuke. 

  • VR/AR experience

  • Motion Capture experience

  • Familiar with Jira. 

 TTFL Perks:

  • Training & Development - We offer group training sessions for all roles and disciplines.

  • Coffee Wednesdays - Supporting independent coffee shops, every Wednesday afternoon, our studio takes a mid-week break to socialise and have that all-important screen break!

  • Monthly Happy Hour - At the end of each month we celebrate team birthdays. We offer a wide selection of drinks, snacks and sweets. 

  • Monthly Offsite Team Lunches - Once a month we like to treat our workers located at the film studios to a team lunch.

  • Work-life balance - We believe in a healthy work-life balance and encourage our staff to start and finish work on-time, we strive to avoid overtime and weekend work.

  • Social events - We understand the importance of social interaction and we hold annual summer picnics, Christmas party and a February blues party.