Crowd Tech Supervisor

Creative Supervision Vancouver, Canada


Position at DNEG

The Crowd Technical Supervisor provides technical leadership and hands-on solutions for the global Crowd team. They will contribute to global department tooling and methodology, help test and implement new technology solutions, and assist in troubleshooting or contributing to technically challenging show work. They interface, collaborate with, and support multiple stakeholders both outside and within the department.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with Crowd supervisors and artists to push creative and technical boundaries in our crowd methodologies and tools.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of artist-facing tooling.
  • Help define and enforce standardization in workflow, output, and development best practices across the global Crowd team.
  • Collaborate with software development teams on the specification, testing, and roll-out of new technology.
  • Represent the needs of the Crowd team in cross-discipline methodology, pipeline, and R&D planning conversations.
  • Oversee artists' work when they are assigned to department development tasks.

Must Have

  • High level of proficiency in all technical areas of crowd pipeline technology
  • Excellent python scripting skills, adherence to coding standards, familiarity with git and active engagement in code reviews.
  • Experience with VFX pipeline architecture and problem-solving. 
  • A strong drive for optimization and efficiency while empowering artists.
  • Good self-management and time management skills.
  • Good communication and leadership skills.
  • Strong team working skills, supportive and collaborative when under pressure.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience with Houdini.

Nice to Have

  • Experience in Maya
  • Experience in C++
  • Experience in Unreal
  • Experience in Rigging, Animation, Layout, and CFX
  • Experience in Feature Animation, TV or Games will also be taken into account

About You

  • Organized, proactive self-starter
  • A team player and clear communicator
  • Good attitude towards the work by being approachable and personable.
  • Adaptable and with a willingness to learn new skills and techniques – including proprietary software
  • Calm under pressure and committed to meeting deadlines 
  • A positive, can-do attitude

About Us
We are DNEG, one of the world’s leading VFX and animation studios for the creation of award-winning feature film, television and multiplatform content. We employ nearly 8,000 people with worldwide offices and studios across North America (Los Angeles, Montréal, Toronto, Vancouver), Europe (London), Asia (Bangalore, Mohali, Chennai, Mumbai) and Australia (Sydney).