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Developer (Pipeline Artist)


The Pipeline Artist will work with the team in the development and support of the studio’s global pipeline.  The role also includes monitoring/wrangling the global renderfarm.

Job Description 

  • Work with Pipeline Lead to ensure that implementations are consistent with overall Software department strategy.
  • Work with production staff monitoring/balance the global render resources.
  • Maintain core pipeline systems 
  • Design, develop, and support tools and processes which extend and enhance the pipeline 
  • Interface with pipeline staff in order to solve production issues
  • Write clear documentations for tools/scripts including video tutorials.

Minimum Requirements

  • High School Diploma/GED or its equivalent required.
  • A Bachelors degree in computer science, math or engineering is strongly preferred


  • Proficient in python 2.x/3.x
  • Understanding of renderfarm management software: Deadline, Backburner, etc
  • Proficient with one or more software APIs: Maya, Houdini, Nuke, Shotgun, Deadline
  • Basic understanding of production processes for CGI production is preferable. 
  • Must be able to work collaboratively with other developers, in a co-ordinated manner, on the same product.
  • Experience with Visual Effects Asset Management System design or development is a plus. 
  • Experience with PyQt or PySide is a plus. 
  • Experience developing on Windows is a bonus

** Our Sr. CG Supervisor will be attending Siggraph 2018, and will be available to meet interested candidates at the conference**

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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