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Skybound North Entertainment Inc.

Vancouver, British Columbia - Canada
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Studio Technical Director


An exciting opportunity to work with a small, creative firm on Robert Kirkman's series INVINCIBLE!!



The Studio Pipeline TD manages, supports and enhances the infrastructure that facilitates the studio’s technical processes and workflow for all projects. 



  • Has a complete understanding of artist workflows.
  • Develops and maintains the structure and integrity of the workflow and pipeline.
  • Develops and maintains the workflow of a CG crowd system both in-house and with outsource vendors.
  • Oversees the smooth, secure, and cost-effective flow of creative materials and other data between Los Angeles and Vancouver studios, and all third-party vendors.
  • Delivers creative, innovative and effective technical solutions that are sustainable and expandable.
  • Sets and adheres to best practices for data management, security and digital file management protocols.
  • Creates scripts, utilities and plug-ins that allow for enhancements of in-house tools and automation of specific tasks, etc.
  • Maintains accurate and detailed documentation for all coding development utilizing industry best practices.
  • Works with production to hit delivery deadlines within schedule and budgetary constraints.
  • Attends regular production and departmental meetings, providing updates to progress on initiatives and informing show supervisors of problems that come up on a timely basis.
  • Provides rapid-response technical support, training and mentoring to production teams as needed.
  • Interprets and implements notes and feedback from the studio’s editors, directors and producers in a timely and qualitatively acceptable way.
  • Proactively manages IT contractors and/or employees with respect to operating, maintaining, supporting and enhancing the pipeline.
  • Maintains contacts with academia/industry to keep current on new research and competitor developments. Reads relevant journals and technical articles.
  • Aligns and engages with the values of Skybound North- a culture of community, connectivity, creativity and collaboration.
  • Interacts respectfully, professionally and collaboratively with colleagues, other staff members, partners and clients.





  • 6+ years of experience working in a studio production environment.




  • Strong background in 2D animation, CG Animation and/or Visual Effects.
  • Working knowledge of Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Storyboard Pro, Maya, 3DS Max, and other high-end software.
  • Experience developing pipelines and toolsets with Python, Shotgun, JS
  • Experience with Adobe product SDKs
  • Experience with Crowd Simulation tools and workflows
  • Experience maintaining a Shotgun deployment
  • Experience working in Windows and Mac based environments
  • Acquires and maintains up-to-date knowledge and ability in the relevant fields.
  • Exceptional communicator that practices attentive and active listening.  Positively incorporates feedback and direction received from fellow team members.
  • Adaptable to change, he/she can alter course of action quickly per production needs.  Highly motivated, pro-active, terrific work ethic and positive attitude is a must.
  • Makes decisions in a timely manner.  Accepts accountability for own actions.
  • Efficient and detail oriented.  Ability to deliver assignments on time and meet set objectives.
  • Strong problem-solving skills in an unsupervised environment and uncompromising ability to work collaboratively.

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