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The Walt Disney Company Technical Director (Production Technology) in Greenwich, Connecticut

Technical Director (Production Technology) Job Number: R10008590

Brand: Blue Sky Studios

Job Type: Production

Location: Greenwich, Connecticut, United States of America

Job Posting Date: August 19, 2019


Blue Sky Studios

We are a collection of enduring brands and iconic, unforgettable characters. We create content for audiences big and small, reaching billions of people every day. Most of all, we are many individuals, each uniquely talented, each a critical piece to our puzzle, who collectively become a power. Desire to thrill and engage? Join us as we engage and inspire.


A Technical Director (TD) in Production Technology provides critical support to a show's artists and department heads. A Technical Director will design, develop, and implement new tools and processes for a particular show or department. On occasion, a Technical Director may be asked to do shot work.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Provide front-line support and development of tools and procedures to extend and enhance the pipeline.

  • Assist animators and artists with troubleshooting of shots. Issues may include problems with fur, clothing, effects, animation, and rendering.

  • Support the integration and adoption of studio-wide technology initiatives.

  • Work closely with other Technical Directors, Department Heads, CG Supervisors, and Production Engineering to maintain and further the production pipeline.

  • Ensure software development follows studio policies and guidelines.

  • Reports to the Head of Technical Direction.


Education and/or Experience Required:

  • B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent experience

Skills, Abilities, Special Licenses or Certificate

  • Production experience in computer animation, visual effects, or game industry.

  • Experience with tool integration into existing or new pipelines.

  • Experience with Maya, Houdini or other 3rd Party Animation Systems.

  • Strong programming skills. Proficiency in C, C++, Python, Object Oriented Programming, Model/View/Controller framework.

  • Ability to establish priorities, work independently or within a group, and work with minimal supervision.

  • Exceptional communication skills in dealing with both technical and artistic groups.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.