Giant are Hiring – Pipeline Supervisor

Giant Animation, Ireland’s most creatively exciting and innovative independent 3D animation studio, are looking for a self-motivated and ambitious Pipeline Supervisor to join our talented team. Our new Pipeline Supervisor will drive their department and help position the studio for further growth in the years ahead.

This is a full-time position and will be based in our studio in Dublin, Ireland. The role is open to all applicants willing to relocate to Ireland if required and applicants would ideally be eligible to work within the EEA.

If you are interested, we’d love to hear from you, so please send us an email to careers@giant.ie – please include the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email, for example: “Application – Pipeline Supervisor Position”.

 

Starting date: ASAP

 

Position Responsibilities:

  • Thoroughly understand the animation production process, both internal and when working with outsourced production vendors
  • Own, improve, and support the production pipelines
  • Manage Pipeline team so that they understand the goals of the department and assign tasks based on abilities
  • Communicate with project teams to evaluate user experiences, satisfaction, and level of understanding to identify areas of improvement to the production pipelines
  • Research and pitch pipeline improvement opportunities to Giant leadership team
  • Establish high-functioning levels of communication with creative and technical staff both within the studio and with external partners
  • Liaise between production and technology departments, translating production needs into technical requests
  • Create automation and other tools to reduce the technical burden on creative staff
  • Examine new and innovative technologies, evaluate and ultimately present how they could improve the pipeline
  • Collaborate with IT to evaluate and integrate changes to the infrastructure
  • Document tools and workflow and train creative staff on those processes
  • Ability to solve production issues that require technical expertise

 

Person Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Computer Graphics, or equivalent and/or experience to equal that level of technical and creative knowledge and professionalism
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills, both verbal and written (required)
  • Understanding of CGI concepts and workflows (required)
  • Ability to work independently balancing multiple competing priorities (required)
  • Experience with third party software packages: Adobe Photoshop, Foundry Flix, Autodesk Maya, Foundry Nuke, Autodesk Shotgun (required)
  • Proficiency with Python scripting language (required)
  • Experience in computer animation, visual effects, or the game industry (preferred)
  • Experience, including pipeline and plugin development, with many third party VFX/Animation software packages (preferred)
  • Experience with software development languages: Java, Javascript, C++
  • Experience with other toolkits and systems: CI, Git, Mel, Deadline, Maya API
  • Experience with OSX, Windows, and Linux operating systems (preferred)

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