Character FX Pipeline Technical Director
Digital Domain
Event Type
Job Posting
TimeMonday, 8 August 202210am - 3pm PDT
DescriptionPurpose of the job:

A Character FX Pipeline Technical Director (CFX TD) is responsible for developing workflows,
tools and APIs for working with cutting edge approaches to dynamic hair, cloth, muscles, and
geometry deformations for all of Digital Domain's high-profile Feature Film and Television

Above all, this role requires an enthusiasm to learn and try new things. The Character Effects
department is constantly exploring new techniques in a variety of proprietary, publicly available
and open-source applications to achieve industry-leading results. A candidate for this role
should have strong technical and communication skills, an understanding of good coding
practices, and experience with 3D geometry deformation principals. For these reasons,
experience with either Houdini or Character FX work is required, but not necessarily both.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

• Ability to learn quickly and work in a fast paced, dynamic atmosphere.

• Collaborate with the Character FX Pipeline team and department stakeholders to find
and present opportunities for improvements that can be addressed through
communication, training, documentation, or by developing technology solutions.

• Help to ensure that solutions find the right balance between the immediate-term needs of
current projects while also contributing to the department’s long-term roadmap.

• Support artists with production issues by applying debugging skills and tracking the
progress in tickets

• Design, extend and integrate a range of proprietary software into our multi-DCC (Maya,
Houdini, etc) pipeline.

• Participate with the rest of the Pipeline Department to maintain and improve the quality of
existing tools and APIs

Education and/or Experience Required:

• 3+ years experience in at least one of these areas/applications (not all): Character FX,
Rigging, Houdini

• Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent work experience

• Expertise in Python

• Experience with crafting APIs, serialization formats (YAML, JSoN, XML, etc), other
languages such as C++, and GUI frameworks such as Qt are highly desired but not

Working Conditions and Environment/Physical Demands:

• Office working environment.

• Hours for this position are based on normal working hours but will require extra hours
pending production needs.

• Walking/bending/sitting.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being
performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and
responsibilities associated with it. Digital Domain 3.0, Inc management reserves the right to
amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs.
As an equal employment opportunity employer, Digital Domain commits to a work environment
free from unlawful discrimination where all employees are treated equally with dignity, respect
and on the basis of individual experience and potential, without regard to any personal
classifications protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.
Diversity and inclusion are at the forefront of DD's values as a company. Our goal is to increase
the attraction, retention, and advancement of women, persons of color, indigenous peoples,
people with disabilities, individuals who identify as LGBTQ2S and all under-represented groups
in skilled occupations within the entertainment and technology sectors. Building a diverse and
inclusive workplace is critical to the success of our business and the well-being of our people. It
drives innovation, new ideas, and most importantly, a safe and collaborative environment for
you. We invite you to join us on this journey to help us better represent the world we live in, at
the places we work, and to create a space where each individual feels comfortable bringing their
whole self to work.