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The Walt Disney Company Technical Director, Lightspeed in Emeryville, California


  • Assists Lighting department with improving quality of lighting and final renders

  • Assists in optimization, including per-shot and show- and studio-wide techniques for improved render efficiency for both time and memory utilization.

  • Debug/troubleshoot lighting renders

  • Monitor rendering trends during the course of production and anticipate issues and suggest solutions

  • Seek new methods to approach highest efficiency of td workflow and render farm utilization

  • Interface with production, systems, and tools to address technical issues in these overlapping areas


  • Desire to debug and problem solve

  • Strong aesthetic eye for render quality and problem localization

  • Exceptional customer-service background: positive, upbeat, friendly demeanor

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required for communicating with a variety of levels of people within the studio

  • Must be able to work alone and collaboratively with multiple tasks

  • Must be a team player

  • Must be open to direction and able to embrace change

  • Education in computer science, mathematics, engineering, Media Production, or a related field

  • Strong familiarity with computer graphics concepts is important

  • Skills in the following areas are generally required: Unix or Linux OS, Scripting or Programming in C, C++, Python, or a similar language; CGI tools such as Maya, RenderMan, or Houdini

  • Systems administration experience is a bonus

Job ID: R-02148

Location: Emeryville,California

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