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ViacomCBS Technical Director in Hollywood, California

Overview and Responsibilities

Paramount Animation Studios - Technical Director

The Technology Department of Paramount Animation provides critical support increating unique high-quality feature films. Technology is the key component of film making that allows artists to fulfill their artistic goals and enables film makers to create unforgettable film experiences.

Position Summary:

We are actively seeking an experienced Technical Director (TD) to provide daily support to artists, show management, and department heads – including, story, editorial, art department, 3D story and layout. He/she will also play a key role to the continuing development of our animation pipeline, tool set, and workflow.


  • Communicate with artists to identify production facing problems.

  • Provide immediate support to layout artists in troubleshooting shots and publishing data to editorial.

  • Gather requirements and input from artists and technology stakeholders to engineer robust and thoughtful software solutions.

  • Work closely with Vendors, who are key contributors in making our high-quality films.

  • Assist other TDs, Layout and VFX Supervisors, and Pipeline developers to extend and enhance the production pipeline.

  • Construct validation tests to ensure software quality.

  • Apply analytics to monitor the operations of the studio and streamline operations.

  • Assist in training and mentoring of interns and contractors.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in Computer Science, Computer/Electrical Engineering, Computer Graphics, or related field.

  • Strong Python programming skills

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Production experience in Computer Animation, Visual Effects, or Game Industry

  • Proficiency in C++, MEL, Interface Design, Qt, Jira, Git, and Javascript.

  • Familiarity with animation tools, such as Maya, FLIX, and Storybook Pro.

  • Ability to establish priorities, work independently or within a group, and work with minimal supervision.

  • Interest in learning and applying machine learning tools.

About Paramount Animation Studios:

Paramount Animation Studios is the animation division and label of Paramount Pictures. Comprised of world-class talent, the studio creates high-quality, CG animated feature films. Its current slate of films include The SpongeBob Movie: It's a Wonderful Sponge, Rumble, and Tiger's Apprentice .

About Paramount Pictures Corporation:

Paramount Pictures is a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, with robust and multi-faceted divisions across all areas including digital, home entertainment, network and cable television distribution, studio operations, consumer products and recreation. A unit of the leading global entertainment content company, Viacom, Paramount is part of a family of prominent and respected brands including MTV Networks and BET Networks.

ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.

Locations US-CA-Hollywood

Job Type Full-Time Staff

ID 2019-13065