Pipeline R&D Technical Director | Fido

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Fido is looking for a Pipeline R&D Technical Director 

Fido is looking for a Pipeline R&D Technical Director to join our permanent team to work on feature film and commercial productions and to continually improve pipeline, solve problems and maintain the production workflow.

Fido is one of the leading providers of visual effects in Scandinavia. Some of our latest work includes Underworld – Awakening (stereoscopic version), Attack the Block and Iron Sky. We’re currently working on Kon Tiki and a range of commercials and we have a number of exciting projects coming up. Our state of the art production pipeline supports both our feature film and commercial projects using a range of different tools including Maya, Nuke, Houdini,Katana, Mari, Mudbox, Renderman, V-Ray, Tractor etc.

Responsibilities include:

Pipeline development, customization and support
Research, recommend and implement improvements to our workflows that will improve productivity or communication.
Support and maintain FTrack (our asset management and production tracking system)
Communicate with artists, department leads, and supervisors on a daily basis to understand day to day production workflow needs.
Training and Documentation


3+ years professional experience in film visual effects / animation production workflows.
Strong skills in Python and familiarity with other scripting languages used in production.
Excellent problem solving skills
Good knowledge of Linux
Familiarity with network render queuing systems is a plus (we’re using Pixar’s Tractor).
Knowledge of networking and performance issues that arise with automated tools.
Excellent organizational and communication skills, with the ability to work effectively in high pressure environments.
Scripting knowledge in Autodesk Maya and Nuke. (Houdini is a plus)
Knowledge of 3D/2D production software APIs a plus
Knowledge of manage and administrate SVN or GIT repositories is a plus

In May 2011 Fido Film was acquired by Forestlight Studio, a Swedish film studio that produces 3D animated feature films aimed at children and families for the international market. Included under the Forestlight group is also Noble Entertainment, one of Sweden’s strongest independant film distribution companies who has, since 2002, distributed more than 600 films to both cinema and dvd. For more information go to www.forestlight.se andwww.nobleentertainment.com

Please send your resume to Fredrik Limsäter, fredrik.limsater@fido.se

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