Department : Pipeline
Job Title : Pipeline Technical Director

Job Description

Dwarf Animation Studio is currently recruiting a Pipeline Technical Director.

At Dwarf, the pipeline TD provides support to the Production departments. In this regard, they will work closely with the department leads through the design of workflows, as well as through the creation of global and show based scripts and tools. They will also support the department artists, helping resolve technical difficulties they encounter during the production.

They will serve as a relay for technical issues both for the IT and development teams.

Responsabilities and Essential Skills

  • Knowledge of one or more of the following:
    • Maya
    • Nuke
    • Houdini
    • Arnold
    • Shotgun
  • Strong problem-solving skills;
  • Good understanding of pipeline design;
  • Good understanding of artist’s needs;
  • Ability to collaborate professionally with colleagues;
  • Be curious, observer and open minded;
  • Experience in Python;
  • Experience with Linux and the usage of terminals;

Desirable Skills

  • Familiarity with git, and collaborative workflows (code review, code standards, etc...)
  • UI development with PySide / PyQt
  • Knowledge of Golaem Crowd / Renderman / Mari


  • Self-motivation, good communications skills, and a great team-player attitude ;
  • 2+ years of experience as a Pipeline TD in the VFX Industry.

About Dwarf Animation

Dwarf Animation is a 3D animation studio specializing in home & cinema entertainment -- located in Montpellier, in the South of France. We are a diverse team of talented people who have worked around the globe at studios including Pixar, Disney, DreamWorks Animation, Framestore, ILM and Weta Digital. Our vision at Dwarf Animation is to foster an environment of collaboration and innovation, supporting our teams in pushing the boundaries of entertainment, and enhancing a studio culture on the cutting edge of creativity and technology.

How to Apply

Please complete our application form here : 
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