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Maya Technical Director

Company: FuseFX
Location: Stratford
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

FuseFX has an opening in Los Angeles! We have opportunities at our studio for an experienced and talented Maya Technical Director with a background in television and/or feature film VFX to join our creative team.

FuseFX is an award-winning Visual Effects Studio providing visual effects services for episodic television, feature films, commercials, virtual productions, and VR. Founded in 2006, the company employs 800+ personnel across eight studio locations and three brands. Our flagship studio is in Los Angeles, CA, with locations in New York City, Vancouver, BC., and Atlanta. Our Montreal, Toronto, and Bogota studios are serviced by FOLKS VFX, who joined FuseFX in 2020. The Adelaide, Australia studio is serviced by Rising Sun Pictures, who joined FuseFX in 2021.

Responsibilities:

Write new tools and support existing toolsets in Python and MEL for Maya artists; general Maya troubleshooting for artists, including issues in rendering, animation, tracking, etc.
Providing documentation of all development with consistent updates
Implement new systems for workflow improvement and data management
Identify bugs and resolve issues while optimizing existing systems
Troubleshoot artist's scenes and provide technical solutions and fixes
Communicate with Autodesk regarding open tickets, feature requests, and beta testing
Collaborate with pipeline team, software developers, CG Supervisors, and artists to improve and refine overall workflow and determine the best solutions to problems

Traits of a successful FuseFX Maya TD:

A computer science degree or equivalent work experience
At least 5 years experience as a Maya TD. Experience as an artist in production preferred
The ability to translate an artist's perspective while designing tools with a focus on usability
Extensive working knowledge of Python, PySide, PyQT, and Mel
The ability to prioritize production needs while multitasking on various development tasks
Proactive self-starter that can independently identify tool solutions without requiring additional prompting from supervisors
Excellent communication and documentation skills
Problem solving abilities
Desirable skills include: Maya API, C++, Deadline, VRay, Redshift, GIT
* Knowledge of additional 3D packages a plus, including Houdini, SynthEyes, PFTrack, and Clarisse.
* Knowledge of database systems and database design preferred

Nothing in this job description restricts the Company's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. The Company prohibits discrimination in employment against otherwise qualified applicants because of a physical or mental disability and will make reasonable accommodations to enable qualified persons with known disabilities to perform the essential functions of their job consistent with applicable law. The Company will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law.

Keywords: FuseFX, Visalia , Maya Technical Director, IT / Software / Systems , Stratford, California

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