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Synthesis AI

SAN FRANCISCO, California - United States
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Senior Pipeline Technical Director


Synthesis AI enables the world’s most advanced AI companies to build more powerful and ethical computer vision. The company’s synthetic data and simulation platform was recently recognized as a Top 10 Breakthrough Technology by MIT Tech Review and ranked #4 on Fast Company’s Global List of Most Innovative Small Companies. Synthesis AI is an ambitious team of technologists, researchers, creatives, and product designers driving a paradigm change in AI.

Through a proprietary combination of generative neural networks and cinematic CGI pipelines, Synthesis’ on-demand platform creates vast amounts of perfectly-labeled image data to train AI models at orders of magnitude increased speed and reduced cost.

Current customers include Fortune 10 companies, top smartphone manufacturers, global technology enterprises, and leading AR/VR/metaverse companies.

Learn more about Synthesis AI here.

About the Job

Synthesis AI is looking for a Mid to Senior Pipeline Technical Director to join our growing Technical Art team. With strong experience in geometry pipelines and automation, our Senior Pipeline TD will be responsible for creating and maintaining an artist friendly ecosystem capable of fast iteration at an ever increasing scale.

The impact you will have:

  • Create and maintain VFX/game studio oriented geometry pipeline using USD
  • Oversee and maintain python code library used for automation tasks
  • Assist in Asset Database creation/maintenance. Create artist facing tools for interacting with the Asset Database
  • General “pipeline” upkeep (local machine setups/imaging, software versioning, etc)
  • Coordinate pipeline implementation sync between Technical Art team and Software team

What we look for:

  • At least 5 years of AAA game or feature film VFX experience in a similar role
  • Strong experience with Pixar’s USD and VFX/game-dev geometry pipelines and pipeline automation
  • Experience with 3d/2d Asset Database management and tooling
  • Experience with Python (Bonus: knowledge of math/vision/science libraries/Python modules - numpy, opencv, scipy)
  • Experience building and/or maintaining render farm pipelines (specifically cloud farms)
  • Experience with software/game-dev “repo-based” production pipelines (Git, Perforce, PlasticSCM, etc.)
  • Experience with SideFX Houdini and/or Unreal Engine

Our benefits:

  • Health insurance coverage for employees, including vision, dental, and family coverage
  • Extended vacation time
  • Parental leave
  • Competitive salary
  • Equity
  • Remote flexibility