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Deluxe Entertainment Services Group

Burbank, California - United States
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Pipeline Lead - 3D Rendering / FX



Method pipeline leads help shape the evolution of our technologies and workflows to enable productions to work more quickly and efficiently. The 3D Rendering / FX Pipeline Lead has purview over everything within the 3D Rendering / FX realm. This includes broadly:

  • Texture

  • Look Development

  • Lighting

  • FX


  • Lead all projects withing the 3D Rendering / FX area of the pipeline.

  • Meet with 3D Rendering / FX department leadership to identify issues and discuss priorities.

  • Meet weekly with Head of Software and Project Manager for site to prioritize and schedule 3D Rendering / FX development tasks.

  • Openly communicate schedule to software department and 3D Rendering / FX production leadership.

  • Run regular "stand-up" meetings with developers for active development projects to confirm expected progress and identify issues.
  • Work with developers to standardize central libraries.

  • Architect, design, and plan software development.
  • Guide other developers in building and implementing complex projects.
  • Amend department standards over time based on needs.
  • Get involved in code reviews and process pull requests.
  • Provide point-of-contact from show pipeline support about 3D Rendering / FX pipeline.

  • Meet one-on-one with each 3D Rendering / FX developer on a regular basis to provide and receive feedback.

  • Work with developers to setup demos and communicate updates, new tools, and bugs to all of production.

  • Quarterly travel to other Method sites to meet with developers and users.


Minimum qualifications:

  • Computer Science degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • 5 years of experience in VFX development.
  • 5+ years of Python experience.
  • In-depth experience with Autodesk Maya and SideFX Houdini.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience working directly with production teams.
  • Familiarity with other VFX applications (Mari, RV, Flame, Avid, Nuke).
  • Familiarity with render farm software.
  • Experience leading development teams.
  • Expertise in C++ and shell scripting.
  • Warm, welcoming personality.

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