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Creative Specialist - Katana & Pipeline (Remote - US or Canada)



We are looking for someone to work remote from either Canada or USA


Foundry is in search of a Creative Specialist to play a key role helping studios understand and deploy our fastest-growing VFX and animation product, Katana. We need someone incredibly passionate about production software pipelines to raise the creative potential of others. We are looking for someone who possesses technical, creative and training skills to educate and consult our clients on Katana usage and pipeline options. 

This is a key role based in North America, reporting into the Head of Creative Specialists for the Americas region.

  • Provide in-depth consultation and education to VFX studios on Katana and pipeline integration.
  • Be a technical, Katana pipeline expert.
  • Provide technical presentations and software demos at trade shows and events, in addition to customer site visits.
  • Our technology portfolio is as creative as it is technical; we need someone who can liaise with the most technical of the techies and translate in layman’s terms for artists. 
  • Provide customer feedback to Foundry’s product development teams.
  • Be a voice for our customers internally and disseminate information back externally; share feedback to our product development processes, sales and support teams.
  • Attend company, customer and trade events to support sales goals and working relations with customers.
  • Travel to customer locations and represent Foundry onsite.
  • Advanced Katana user
  • General production experience (ideally Pipeline TD experience)
  • Must understand the relationship between asset management, render queue, and production software
  • Advanced Python skills
  • Comfortable working remotely; organised with strong time management skills
  • Track record of fostering positive customer relations
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally periodically 
  • Passion for film, media and entertainment
  • Eagerness to learn new techniques and constantly expand software knowledge
  • Enjoys coaching, mentoring and teaching complex software solutions
  • Self-motivated, strong work ethic and ability to work independently
  • Strong oral and written communication skills addressing various groups of customers: technical, business, and/or project management
  • Strong knowledge of 3D workflows, techniques, and applications
  • Lua scripting knowledge is desirable
  • C & C++ experience is desirable

Foundry develops creative software for the digital design, media and entertainment industries. With a 20-year heritage and a portfolio of award-winning products, Foundry advances the art and technology of visual experience in partnership with creative leaders around the globe.

Clients and partners include major feature film studios and post-production houses such as Pixar, ILM, MPC, Walt Disney Animation, Weta Digital, DNEG, and Framestore as well as automotive, footwear, apparel and technology companies such as Mercedes, New Balance, Adidas and Google. Foundry partners with these companies to solve complex visualization challenges to turn incredible ideas into reality.

The company’s products are used to create breathtaking visual effects sequences on a wide range of feature films, video-on-demand, television and commercials. Foundry software was integral in the making of every VFX Oscar-winning film, award-winning TV shows and commercials for more than a decade.

Founded in 1996, Foundry is headquartered in London, with 300 staff and a presence in the US, China, Japan, Australia and Europe. In 2015, the London Stock Exchange named Foundry one of the “1000 Companies to Inspire Britain.” It regularly features in The Sunday Times’ Tech Track as one of Britain’s fastest-growing private technology companies.

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