Job Details


May 27, 2023



Closing Date

Jun 24, 2023


Assets R&D, Pipeline Technical Director

The opportunity

Are you keen to be a part of the creating award-winning dragons, highly evolved apes, avenging superheroes, distant planets, fantastic jungles, and cities straight out of the comic books!? We are looking for experienced VFX/Animation Pipeline TDs and Software Engineers to help us set a higher standard of tooling and enable artists in Models, Layout, Virtual Art, and Facial Models teams to concentrate on their craft, instead of their tools.

If you are self-motivated, have highly developed technical and interpersonal skills, and are thrilled by an opportunity to help design and implement production-ready artist workflows and bullet-proof technology, this could be the job for you! We need someone who will thrive in a dynamic atmosphere that constantly evolves to match the groundbreaking pace of production.

Come join our small team, interact directly with the artists we support, and collaborate with developers, engineers, and TDs from across the facility.

Organisation and a positive, enthusiastic approach will be key to success in this role, along with an eye for working toward long-term solutions while simultaneously delivering immediate functionality.

What you’ll be doing

  • Use your engineering skills to help your team deliver new technologies and new workflows to artists.
  • Work along side the artists at Wētā FX to debug and solve technical problems as they encounter them.

What we’re looking for

  • An industry-related degree (or equivalent experience as a developer)
  • Experience in VFX, Animation or similar production pipeline environment.
  • Expertise in Python, PyQt/PySide
  • Experience with Maya, Maya Python API

You might also have

  • Houdini, Katana, Unreal, Unity, Maire, Nuke applications and APIs
  • Experience with USD and ASWF open source projects.
  • Experience as a Production Artist/TD
  • CI/CD, testing, and Agile practices

Life at Unity

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