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Technical Director - Artist Support in Los Angeles


Weta Digital will be attending Siggraph 2018 in Vancouver and have limited meeting times available to discuss this role. To register your interest for a meeting, please apply now and state in your cover letter if you will be attending.

Are you a technical director with motion capture experience? Or a pipeline developer experienced in rapid-response artist support? Are you seeking a rewarding, fast-paced work environment? We are looking for someone skilled in debugging, user training, and full-system troubleshooting to support a stage team capturing motion for motion picture visual effects.

Production Engineering supports and builds software that helps our crew make movies. One of our responsibilities is the virtual production system used for motion capture shoots. As a support technical director, you will act as a liaison between software developers and both on-stage motion capture operators and off-stage artists, interacting directly with all parties. You will help motion capture operators and artists learn our tools and workflows and communicate problems back to the developers when necessary.

You will:

  • Provide frontline motion capture support at a remote facility in Los Angeles.
  • Troubleshoot software and liaise with the developer team to get issues resolved.
  • Work with developers to identify underlying causes and propose operator-friendly solutions.
  • Work with the release manager to test new software and workflows.
  • Work with operators to demonstrate new software and workflows and gather feedback.

You must:

  • Currently reside in, and have the right to work in, the United States
  • 3+ years professional experience in the VFX industry as a technical director, pipeline developer or systems engineer
  • 3+ years professional experience as a software developer (preferably using Python and/or C++)
  • 3+ years professional experience debugging in or supporting a Linux development environment.
  • Familiarity with the underlying concepts, practices, and systems of VFX.
  • Be comfortable using Maya or MotionBuilder in complex environments.
  • Be willing to work stage production hours.
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Enjoy exciting and customer focused environments!

If this sounds like you – we would LOVE to hear from you!

To register your interest: https://careers.wetafx.co.nz/jobs/749?a=creativeheads

Location: Los Angeles – USA

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