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Production Technical Director I (Disney Television Animation)

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10043524 Location Glendale, California, United States Business Disney General Entertainment Content Date posted Mar. 08, 2023

Job Summary:

The Pipeline Technical Director I is responsible for continued development and maintenance of the existing Shotgrid pipeline for the pre‐production design team. The ideal candidate is adept at identifying the needs of the pre‐production team and synthesizing those needs into efficient tools and automations
that integrate with the existing Shotgrid tracking system. Maintaining Shotgrid data integrity within the system, and adding entities, fields, and links as needed is also a key requirement. This position works closely with the CG Supervisor, Creative Leadership, Production, the Technology Department, and other Technical Directors in Digital Production.


  • Design and code features, automation and functionality for the existing Shotgrid and Shotgrid

  • Desktop systems based on input from Production.

  • Regularly solicit input from system stakeholders and users.

  • Coordinate the software, hardware, and licensing needs of the system with the Technology

  • Department.

  • Create or recommend tools or pipelines to increase efficiency.

  • Monitor the automated data ingest of incoming shot data for editorial.

  • Provide occasional technical support for shot and asset data for subcontractors and other

  • groups in the Walt Disney Company specific to the pipeline.

  • Promote a positive, productive, and highly collaborative work environment.


  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in animation or VFX production.

  • Expert Shotgrid (formerly Shotgun) experience.

  • Expert Python and MEL knowledge including working with complex object oriented systems.

  • General familiarity with all stages of CG production including modeling, surfacing, rigging,

  • lighting, rendering, fx, and compositing preferred.

  • Strong knowledge of Maya and Nuke APIs preferred. Familiarity with other CG technologies such

  • as Houdini, BiFrost, Arnold, Blender, After Effects, Redshift, vRay and Ornatrix a plus.

  • Unix shell scripting experience a big plus.

  • Experience with other production tracking systems, such as FTrack, a plus.  


  • Solution‐oriented outlook and a proactive personality.

  • Must be able to work in a collaborative, fast‐paced environment.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Experience working with subcontractor animation studios a plus.

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or Computer Graphics, or Bachelor of Arts in Film and
Animation Production, or equivalent industry experience required.


The hiring range for this union position in Glendale, California is $51.61 - $60.21 per hour, which factors in various geographic regions. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors.  

Additional Information:
Equal Opportunity Employer‐‐Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

About Disney General Entertainment Content:

The Disney General Entertainment Content group creates original entertainment and news content for the Company’s streaming platforms and its cable and broadcast networks.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Walt Disney Pictures, which is part of a business we call Disney General Entertainment Content.

Walt Disney Pictures is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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