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Pipeline Studios Inc.

Hamilton, Ontario - Canada
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Technical Director


Pipeline Studios is looking for skilled and passionate Sr Technical Directors to join its growing team.

As an industry leader, Pipeline creates some of the most innovative projects currently on the market, delivering over 1500 minutes of high-quality content per year; credited to our solid reputation in the global industry. Pipeline Studios has produced some of the most exciting CG, 2D and custom hybrid digital productions coming out of Canada in the last several years. Along with developing our own IP for global distribution, our current clients include NBC/ Universal, Netflix, Disney XD, Discovery Nickelodeon and Nelvana.

  • Create/maintain/enhance production pipeline, ensure efficient workflows between all departments, and provide technical support to artists and fellow technical/IT teams

  • Responsible for the technical integrity and publication of all assets and required workflow processes

  • Responsible for render/comp and delivery of final frames to Post and/or client

  • Responsible for maintenance/augmenting of existing production scripts and creation of new/requested scripts.

  • Foresee and flag any potential production issues that may affect deliveries and find sustainable solutions

  • Ensure delivered frames have animation and design revisions completed and assist with quality control (continuity, line-work, updated assets, etc.)

  • Assist in brainstorming ways to make production and tools more efficient

  • Author, update and maintain in-house documentation

  • Handle initial scene creation and run scripts on all shots to avoid file set up on every shot

  • Changes the duration of scenes in Harmony/Asset Tracker when called by Director/Client and updates audio. Reconcile any differences between our asset management system and the final project file to ensure smooth deliveries

  • Conduct and mediate postmortems with production teams to further improve future productions

  • Train and support artists in using pipeline tools

  • Support and troubleshoot technical production issues (failed renders, delivery issues, Harmony issues)

  • Handles all TD related retakes in animation

  • Learn and work within our proprietary asset management system


  • Very strong experience in a Toon Boom (Harmony, Storyboard Pro)

  • Excellent troubleshooting, communication and reporting skills both verbal and written

  • Leadership skills are an asset

  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities and adapt to ever-changing production requests

  • Maya/Photoshop/ and node-based compositing software experience an asset

  • Maya asset integration into Harmony scenes an asset

  • Key point person in keeping production on schedule & provide updates to Production Coordinator & Directors/Producers

  • Ability to organize, prioritize and follow through in a fast-paced environment

  • Experience in 2D and/or 3D animation process an asset

  • Maintain a positive, upbeat and professional attitude, with the ability to collaborate with multiple teams within tight deadlines

  • Minimum 3 Years of 2D/Harmony or 3D experience in either a TD or production role

  • Knowledge of Python, JavaScript, PHP and MEL is an asset

  • Knowledge of Harmony and asset creation within Harmony required

  • Strong knowledge of 2D and/or 3D rigging and geometry, texture mapping options, and character setup

  • Strong understanding of the 2D and/or 3D production pipeline 

  • Experience node based compositing such as Nuke an asset

  • Proficient in Maya, Mental Ray and other rendering software is an asset

  • Strong interest in Animation Industry and emerging tools/related products

Why You'll Love Working at Pipeline Studios
  • High-quality productions with world-class clients
  • Dynamic and vibrant creative studio 
  • Wellness and Health Benefits
  • Cross-training to grow and experience different aspects of production 
  • Work and grow alongside some of Canada's top creative talents in the animation industry

# of Positions: two (2) Technical Director openings

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