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Pipeline TD Dec. 28, 2017, 2:02 p.m.

Falcons Creative Group is looking to hire a Pipeline TD to work in our studio in Orlando Florida!

Job Summary:
The Pipeline TD works closely with artists and supervisors to research, design, develop and implement in-house tools to solve challenges during production and to make the pipeline more efficient. As an architect of the production pipeline, the Pipeline TD must create tools that not only solve current production challenges, but that will benefit the entire studio. The successful candidate can identify deficiencies in the technical process and recommend future proof solutions. The Pipeline TD must work well in a team-oriented production environment, where daily proactive problem solving and technical innovation are expected.

For a better idea of what we do, check out our branding video!

https://vimeo.com/166223263 [vimeo.com]

Duties & Responsibilities:
• Design, automate, test and maintain tools to extend and enhance the pipeline.
• Collaborate with supervisors and leads to ensure a smooth and efficient work process.
• Ensure that software development has documentation and follows guidelines.
• Prioritize and manage an extensive list of bugs and feature requests for existing tools and processes.
• Investigate patterns and trends, identify common problems in production, and recommend new processes or workflows to address those problems.
• Work closely with the department Lead to determine long term strategies and standards for the department.

Required Skills and Experience:
• At least 2 years experience developing tools in a visual effects or animation studio.
• Strong Python scripting required
• Strong understanding of PySide/Qt and building responsive models and interfaces.
• Experience Debugging, Improving Performance, and Testing tools.
• Advanced knowledge of Maya and scripting in Mel/PyMel.
• Experience using Shotgun and an understanding of the Shotgun Toolkit.
• Experience using one or more of Nuke, Houdini, 3dsMax, RV, Photoshop, Deadline and Redshift.
• Understanding of the entire CG production process from asset creation to the final edit.
• Experience with Agile development and working in Git in a team.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Bonus Points:
• C++ or Javascript Experience
• Unit Testing Experience
• Cross platform experience with Linux, Mac, and Windows.
• Experience using one or more of GitLab, GitLab Runner, Docker, Ansible, Jira, and Confluence.
• Experience packaging Python code using PyPi, Distutils or SetupTools.
• Experience working with Multi-Threading and Queues.
• Experience with AR / VR, experience creating ride profiles, and experience with GPU rendering.

Submit your application online at: http://www.falconscreativegroup.com/en/about/careers/ [www.falconscreativegroup.com]

Falcon’s Treehouse, LLC is a drug-free workplace and employment is contingent upon passing a drug screen. We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, childbirth, national origin, age, service member status, marital status, genetic information, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Senior FX Artist needed Dec. 28, 2017, 1:57 p.m.

Falcon's Creative Group is taking applications for a Senior FX Artist to work at our studio in beautiful Orlando, FL!

Position Description:
The Senior FX Artist will work closely with FX Supervisor, VFX Supervisor, and FX team to establish project FX requirements, develop FX assets, maximize FX rendering techniques, and set up the composite of FX elements to accomplish the vision of the Director for several unique and high-profile 3D animated stereoscopic projects.

For a better idea of what we do, check out our branding video! https://vimeo.com/166223263 [vimeo.com]

Responsibilities include:
• Develop particle, rigid body, fluid and volumetric effects
• Debug FX technical issues
• Develop shaders and/or rendering methodologies for compositing
• Work within a mixed software environment
• Work within established pipelines and data structures

Qualifications:
• 5yrs professional production experience preferred
• Strong foundation in using MAYA and/or HOUDINI for fx animation
• Experience with shader development and render AOVs
• Experience with NUKE compositing a plus
• Stereoscopic film production experience a plus
• Experience using KRAKATOA, FUME-FX a plus
• Programming experience in MEL and/or PYTHON a plus
• Experience with SHOTGUN or other studio management software a plus

Submit your application online at: http://www.falconscreativegroup.com/about/careers/ [www.falconscreativegroup.com]
Contract and Staff positions are available

Falcon’s Treehouse, LLC is a drug-free workplace and employment is contingent upon passing a drug screen.
We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, childbirth, national origin, age, service member status, marital status, genetic information, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

FX Artist needed Dec. 28, 2017, 1:56 p.m.

FX Artist (Dynamics/Particles)

The FX Artist will work closely with the Animation Team and Creative Leads to develop 3D FX elements to accomplish the vision of the Director for unique and high-profile 3D animated stereoscopic projects.

For a better idea of what we do, check out our branding video!

https://vimeo.com/166223263 [vimeo.com]

Responsibilities include:
• Establish and understand project FX needs/requirements.
• Develop particle, rigid body, fluid and volumetric effects Develop in a fast-paced environment with an iterative workflow.
• Maximize FX rendering techniques with AOVs for compositing.
• Basic compositing of FX layers/AOVs in shots.
• Identify creative and technical issues and elevate solutions to appropriate team members.
• Communicate development status and forecasts.
• Meet project deadlines set by production.
• Maintain high security standards for confidential studio assets.

Qualifications:
• Professional industry experience preferred.
• Strong foundation in using MAYA FX systems and/or HOUDINI.
• Experience with shader development and render AOVs preferred.
• Experience with NUKE compositing software a plus.
• Stereoscopic film production experience a plus.
• Experience using KRAKATOA, FUME-FX a plus.
• Programming experience in MEL and/or PYTHON a plus.

Submit your application online at: http://www.falconscreativegroup.com/en/about/careers/ [www.falconscreativegroup.com]
Contract and Staff positions are available

Falcon’s Treehouse, LLC is a drug-free workplace and employment is contingent upon passing a drug screen.
We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, childbirth, national origin, age, service member status, marital status, genetic information, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.