Technical Director

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Paramount Animation
Job Type
Full-Time Staff

Overview and Responsibilities

Paramount Animation Studios - Technical Director

The Technology Department of Paramount Animation provides critical support in creating unique high-quality feature films.  Technology is the key component of film making that allows artists to fulfill their artistic goals and enables film makers to create unforgettable film experiences.   

Position Summary:

We are actively seeking an experienced Technical Director (TD) to provide daily support to artists, show management, and department heads – including, story, editorial, art department, 3D story and layout.   He/she will also play a key role to the continuing development of our animation pipeline, tool set, and workflow.   


  • Communicate with artists to identify production facing problems.
  • Provide immediate support to layout artists in troubleshooting shots and publishing data to editorial.
  • Gather requirements and input from artists and technology stakeholders to engineer robust and thoughtful software solutions.
  • Work closely with Vendors, who are key contributors in making our high-quality films.
  • Assist other TDs, Layout and VFX Supervisors, and Pipeline developers to extend and enhance the production pipeline.
  • Construct validation tests to ensure software quality.
  • Apply analytics to monitor the operations of the studio and streamline operations.
  • Assist in training and mentoring of interns and contractors.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in Computer Science, Computer/Electrical Engineering, Computer Graphics, or related field.
  • Strong Python programming skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Production experience in Computer Animation, Visual Effects, or Game Industry
  • Proficiency in C++, MEL, Interface Design, Qt, Jira, Git, and Javascript. 
  • Familiarity with animation tools, such as Maya, FLIX, and Storybook Pro.
  • Ability to establish priorities, work independently or within a group, and work with minimal supervision.
  • Interest in learning and applying machine learning tools.

About Paramount Animation Studios:

Paramount Animation Studios is the animation division and label of Paramount Pictures.  Comprised of world-class talent, the studio creates high-quality, CG animated feature films.  Its current slate of films include The SpongeBob Movie: It's a Wonderful Sponge, Rumble, and Tiger's Apprentice.

About Paramount Pictures Corporation:

Paramount Pictures is a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, with robust and multi-faceted divisions across all areas including digital, home entertainment, network and cable television distribution, studio operations, consumer products and recreation.  A unit of the leading global entertainment content company, Viacom, Paramount is part of a family of prominent and respected brands including MTV Networks and BET Networks.



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