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Stereo D Toronto

Toronto, Ontario - Canada
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Animation Technical Director


Job description:
The Animation Technical Director is responsible for designing, developing and implementing tools that will be used studio-wide or show-specific. As needed, a TD may be asked to do shot work. The Animation TD works closely with Production leadership, Creatives and technical teams and may serve as a liaison between these groups and the Pipe and IT departments.


  • Create and deploy new tools and procedures both studio-wide and show-specific and support their adoption into the wider pipeline
  • Ensure software development follows studio policies and guidelines
  • Assist creatives by troubleshooting and fixing shots or other critical production issues
  • Do shot work or asset creation, as needed
  • Research, advocate and lead in the adoption of innovative new technical, commercial or open-source tools and libraries, standards and best-practices to help maintain industry relevance and the highest possible quality and efficiency
  • Contribute to and maintain pipeline documentation, examples and training materials
  • Assist in training and mentoring of entry level and associate technical directors


  • Preferable a BS in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or equivalent
  • Experience with scripting/programming in Python, Perl, MEL and/or C/C++ a plus
  • 2D and CG animation software knowledge a plus; especially, TVPaint, Harmony, Nuke, Maya, Photoshop, Houdini and Katana
  • Experience with Microsoft windows and unix/linux environments
  • Experience in optimization, debugging and software architecture
  • Experience in computer animation, visual effects or game industry is preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Aesthetic eye and/or artistic background highly desired
  • Proven ability to work autonomously and in team settings
  • Ability to work shift hours as required

We’re looking for the best in the business, if this sounds like you – please apply.

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