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Assistant Technical Director

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10044449 Location Vancouver, Canada Business Walt Disney Animation Studios Date posted Mar. 10, 2023

Job Summary:

Walt Disney Animation Studios currently has exciting opportunities for Assistant Technical Directors (ATDs) to join the team at our Vancouver, BC studio. This is a 1 year contract position.    

Hybrid and Remote opportunities for our Vancouver Studio are specific to remote work within the province of British Columbia.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide general production support to Digital Artists

  • Scripting for tools and processes

  • Act as a collaborator with the larger Technical Director team and other Digital Artists

  • Work with a variety of custom and industry-standard software packages in support of the production pipeline 

  • View production systems holistically and visualize the larger pipeline while understanding the impact of their actions

  • Involvement in the positive representation of Walt Disney Animation Studios in the larger filmmaking and computer graphics community

  • Identify issues and opportunities for optimization within production data

  • Provide process and pipeline training to the larger studio 

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Digital Art, other related field or equivalent work experience

  • Familiarity with Linux or Unix

  • Python or C/C++ 

  • Strong problem solving skills 

  • Excellent communication skills 

  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Experience in CG animation, visual effects or video game production environment preferred

  • Familiarity with a variety of commercial graphics applications such as Maya, Nuke, Houdini or GI renderers such as VRay or Arnold

  • Experience with UI/UX is a plus

The Walt Disney Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Walt Disney Animation Studios:

Combining masterful artistry and storytelling with groundbreaking technology, Walt Disney Animation Studios is a filmmaker-driven animation studio responsible for creating some of the most beloved films ever made. Disney Animation continues to build on its rich legacy of innovation and creativity, from the first fully-animated feature film, 1937's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, to our 62nd animated feature, Wish, releasing November 2023. Among the studio's timeless creations are Pinocchio, Sleeping Beauty, The Jungle Book, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Frozen, Big Hero 6, Zootopia, and Encanto.

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 The Walt Disney Company (Canada) Ltd., which is part of a business we call Walt Disney Animation Studios.

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