Technical Director (39 views)

We have a very exciting and rare opportunity for a talented individual to join our experienced team.

Funko Animation Studios are an awarding winning animation production company based in the heart of Bath; we produce work of the very highest calibre. In recent years Funko has become established as a global pop culture phenomenon; working with Lucas Films, Marvel, Disney, DC Comics, Warner Bros, and Microsoft. The animated content produced at Funko Animation Studios in Bath heralds a new era of original Funko animation.

You can find most recent examples of our work here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjUjv4tyVtOOXKPHo4ymh79udfHSUE8Hz

And here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AY8vm2y5MJk

We are looking for a Technical Director to work in our busy team. Previous experience in animation is essential; The ideal candidate would come into this role with a thorough understanding of basic animation pipelines and workflow.

The role is offered on a permanent, in-house, full-time contract basis with an immediate start. The Technical Director will report to our in-house Company Executives.

We produce content across a range of animation styles with a well-established CG unit and emerging 2D team.  The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator, organised, able to use their initiative and generally make themselves indispensable in this fast-paced and rewarding environment.

The ideal candidate’s skillset will include:

  • 3 years of tool programming experience.
  • 3 years of experience with Animation Pipeline
  • Experience with Shotgun (web & toolkit)
  • Experience with Maya, MEL and Python

You will also be able to:

  • Provide support and development of tools and procedures to extend and enhance pipeline.
  • Propose, design, implement, test, and support extensions to existing pipelines.
  • Assist animators and artists with troubleshooting of shots. Issues may include finding solutions for fur, clothing, particle effects, animation, and rendering.
  • Support and work with multiple departments, including Modelling, Animation, Lighting, FX, and Research and Development.
  • Ensure software development follows studio policies and guidelines.

The ideal candidate will have a can-do attitude and be an adept problem solver with the ability to:

  • Be able to work alone and collaboratively, often with multiple tasks and under deadlines.
  • Must possess good problem‐solving skills in a fast-paced working environment.
  • Have an excellent eye for detail, with great attention to quality and finish.
  • Have good time management skills, with efficient development processes and techniques, with the ability to apply said techniques to effectively fulfil schedules and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate effectively to technical and non‐technical individuals.

START DATE – ASAP

SALARY – DOE

CONTRACT – Permanent

JOB IS EXPIRED.
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