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Assistant Technical Director (ATD)
Walt Disney Animation Studios  currently has  exciting opportunities for Assistant Technical Directors (ATDs) to join its team in Burbank, CA.  
Job Responsibilities:
  • Provide general production support to Technical Directors and other Digital Artists
  • Scripting for tools and processes
  • Act as a collaborator with the larger Technical Director team
  • Work with a variety of custom and industry-standard software packages in support of the production pipeline 
  • View production systems holistically and visualize the larger pipeline while understanding the impact of their actions
  • Involvement in the positive representation of Walt Disney Animation Studios in the larger filmmaking and computer graphics community
  • Identify issues and opportunities for optimization within production data
  • Provide process and pipeline training to the larger studio 
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Digital Art, other related field or equivalent work experience, Masters degree preferred
  • Strong knowledge of Linux or Unix
  • Python and C/C++ 
  • Experience in CG animation, visual effects or video game production environment preferred
  • Experience with a variety of commercial graphics applications such as Maya, Nuke and GI renderers such as VRay or Arnold
  • Strong problem solving skills 
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment
  • Experience with shader writing a plus
The Walt Disney Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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