VFX Pipeline Technical Director

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VFX Pipeline Technical Director

Ambassadors is looking for a VFX Pipeline TD to join our Visual Effects & 3D team in Amsterdam.

Full-time · Amsterdam HQ

About the role

For this new role, you’ll design, develop, implement and maintain tools and processes for our VFX pipeline. This will mean supporting and enhancing existing in-house tools and frameworks, developing our asset tracking pipeline, as well as creating and seamlessly integrating tools for the 3D and Comp teams.

As VFX Pipeline TD, you’ll work alongside a team of artists who create awesome visuals for commercials and brands. We’re looking for a team player who can collaborate and communicate with these artists to understand their problems and find solutions to streamline their workflows.

About you

This is a role for someone with a technical and creative mind who is happy working in a team and loves solving problems. You get excited about new technologies and ways of working. Besides being eligible to work in the Netherlands you are able to communicate in English flawlessly.

Finally you’ll also have a mix of the below technical skills, or an interest to develop them out more on the job:

  • Developing tools in Python and Qt
  • Knowledge of Linux and shell scripting
  • Git experience
  • Solid knowledge of VFX pipelines, workflows and applications (Shotgun, RV, Maya, Flame, Nuke, Houdini)
  • Familiarity with render farms (specifically Deadline)
  • Experience using frameworks is a plus, such as Flask and SQL databases
  • Experience as a CG artist ( rigging and/or FX are a bonus) or compositor
  • Knowledge of C++, Maya and Nuke API would be a bonus
  • Experience with Docker and Ansible is a plus
  • Experience with USD is a plus

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What we offer

  • The opportunity to join a close-knit, multidisciplinary creative team
  • A role in a company that crafts visuals with brands and agencies like Philips, Booking.com and Wieden + Kennedy
  • Flexible working hours, with a hybrid working environment between Ambassadors and from home
  • A healthy lunch when working in the office
  • An environment focused on personal career growth and development

About Ambassadors

Ambassadors is a creative production studio with an international team of over 80 artists, composers, designers, directors, and developers who thrive working together to solve today’s creative challenges for brands and agencies. Founded in 2007 and with three studios across Amsterdam and New York, we’re driven by the belief that craft makes all the difference. 

If you’re excited about taking on this role, we’d love to hear from you!

Ambassadors is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to supporting diversity and inclusion across race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law. In doing so, we can help make a positive cultural change in our company and through the creative campaigns we share with the world. Please refrain from adding a photo or your age to your application.