Assistant Technical Director (ATD)

Production Technology (Pipeline, and R&D) Montréal, Quebec


Position at DNEG

As an Assistant Technical Director (ATD) you will perform a variety of tasks to assist the Pipeline Technical Directors (Pipeline TDs) to ensure the smooth running of the tools, software and workflows used on our award-winning VFX and Feature Animation shows. You will be working closely with the Pipeline TDs to provide face-to-face support for artists.

Our talented ATDs are highly technical and have an appetite for innovation. You will be regularly required to:


 provide technical advice and support for artists

 monitor render farm, disk usage and file transfers between sites

 contribute to testing and feedback for software releases from the R&D team

 design and write small-scale Python tools and scripts for shows to use

As well as being able to learn quickly on the job and use your aptitude for initiative to take on technical tasks when required, you will need to be an excellent communicator - your ability to accurately and succinctly communicate problems between technical developers and non-technical artists will help you thrive in this role.

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to develop your technical skills in an entry-level position and gain experience in the Visual Effects industry. You will be exposed to every step of our pipeline and will be involved in the production of exceptional VFX and animation work on projects ranging from blockbuster epics to television dramas.


This role opens up opportunities to progress through DNEGs Pipeline group as a Pipeline TD and Pipeline Supervisor, with potential opportunities in different specialisms and departments across the company.


 Must Have

 Experience with Linux

 Good knowledge of Maya

 Good Python scripting skills

 Nice to Have

 Previous work experience in Visual Effects, Games or another related industry

 Experience with a variety of DCC packages such as Houdini, Katana, Nuke or Clarisse

 A degree in Computer Science, Computer Graphics or related field


We would not be able to produce award-winning work without our Production Technology department, which is committed to nurturing an inclusive, diverse and exciting workplace. Our technical directors have a variety of backgrounds and originate from a number of different countries, working across the globe at the forefront of technology in the industry.

About Us
We are DNEG, one of the world’s leading visual effects and animation studios for the creation of feature film, television and multiplatform content. We employ nearly 7,000 people with worldwide offices and studios across North America (Los Angeles, Montréal, Toronto, Vancouver), Europe (London) and Asia (Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Mumbai).