Pipeline Technical Director

We are currently seeking a Pipeline Technical Director to join our passionate team!
  • Permanent

Your mission:

Working under the supervision of the director of production technologies, the technical director will
develop and optimize the VFX department’s pipeline and establish standards and technical limits for
artists. The technical director must also remain on the forefront of industry trends, acting as a
reference in the field of VFX.

Your responsibilities:

  • Anticipating technical issues during production meetings;
  • Proposing technical solutions to meet production goals;
  • Determining and optimizing artist workflows;
  • Filtering and prioritizing development requests from the production;
  • Ensuring the technical quality of elements generated by artists;
  • Testing pipeline tools in a production context;
  • Identifying the source of technical issues experienced by artists;
  • Identifying the technical and material needs of the production;
  • Monitoring technologies and participating in research and development to analyse and master new technologies;
  • Employing expertise at production meetings to answer questions from clients and colleagues from other sectors.


  • Experience in creating 3D models and/or textures and effects;
  • Experience with rendering software (Arnold an asset);
  • Experience in a rendering firm;
  • Strong organization skills;
  • Autonomous and adaptable;
  • Proven ability to oversee several projects at once;
  • A strong eye for detail, priority management skills and resourcefulness;
  • The ability to work under pressure;
  • Team spirit;
  • Strong teaching, popularization and communication skills;
  • Career oriented;
  • Extensive knowledge of Maya and Houdini;
  • Excellent knowledge of French and English, both oral and written;
  • Knowledge of the following an asset:
  • Python
  • Mari
  • Substance
  • ZBrush

What we offer:

  • A passionate, dynamic and creative team;
  • The opportunity to work on a variety of stimulating and challenging projects in a constantly changing and growing environment;
  • A competitive and complete benefits package;
  • Offices easily accessible by public transit;
  • The option to purchase an additional week of vacation per year.

Please send your cv to rh@mels-studios.com.

Pipeline Technical Director