Cinematic Pipeline TD (Layout)

Blizzard Entertainment
Irvine, CA, USA
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

Blizzard Entertainment's cinematics team is seeking an experienced pipeline technical director (TD) to support and develop our layout workflow. This pipeline TD will work closely with layout artists to design and improve processes, build tools, and provide technical support. The layout pipeline TD should have a broad knowledge of tools and workflows currently used in the CG / VFX industry, as well as direct experience with digital asset management and pipeline tool development. The ideal candidate will also be an excellent communicator who can help facilitate the flow of information between layout, technology, and the other artistic teams.

This is a full-time position at our office in Irvine, California

  • Responsibilities
  • Provide technical support for layout artists.
    Maintain existing layout tools and develop new tools as necessary.
    Manage layout team's tech priorities.

Skills & Requirements


  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in developing pipeline tools and workflows in a CG production environment
  • Expert knowledge of Python and object oriented programming practices
  • Expert working knowledge of Maya
  • Strong understanding of the CG production process, from asset creation to final compositing
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Strong desire to function in a technical support role


  • Knowledge of current industry layout practices, techniques, and technologies
  • PyQt / PySide development
  • Experience with a variety of camera tools and workflows
  • Renderman, Nuke, and / or Houdini experience
  • MEL scripting
  • Maya plugin development
  • Experience with Pixar's USD file format
  • Shotgun production management software

How to Apply

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Submission / Portfolio Requirements

Resume (PDF of your resume please!)
Cover Letter

About the Company

Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft® and the Warcraft® , StarCraft®, and Diablo® franchises, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (, a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of the industry’s most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard Entertainment’s track record includes nineteen #1-selling games* and multiple Game of the Year awards. The company’s online-gaming service,®, is one of the largest in the world, with millions of active players.