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DreamWorks TV - Effects Artist (Pipeline TD)

NBCUniversal, LLC, Glendale, California

Create the extraordinary.

Level: Manager (Supervisor)


At DreamWorks Animation Television, our Effects Artist (Pipeline TD) works closely with the Effects and CG Supervisors to design and execute high quality effects that align with the production’s schedule and creative vision of the series.

DreamWorks Animation Television has an exciting new opportunity for an Effects Artist (Pipeline TD) to join its team based in Glendale, California. This position is covered by the Animation Guild

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Troubleshoot and solve technical issues that block or slow down Effects Artists
  • Use Python to develop tools and processes for use across all shows utilizing Maya,
    Houdini, and Nuke
  • Create integrations with studio services using provided APIs including Deadline and
    Shotgun
  • Research new workflows to meet creative goals of productions
  • Design, setup, organize, and document reusable FX rigs for Partner Studios
  • Create reusable Nuke gizmos to work with corresponding FX rigs
  • Work with DreamWorks TV’s in-house CG team and the FX teams at our Partner Studios to
    develop and implement FX setups that achieve the approved look and expectations
    of show Creative Leadership
  • Document workflows and processes for in house and overseas use


● Strong Knowledge of Python development both in and out of DCCs
● Ability to create robust user interfaces for tools using PySide / Qt for Python
● Using Git version control as part of a team development workflow
● Experience using Houdini to create and share HDAs or reusable setups
● Experience with Maya dynamics workflows
● Experience with VRay
● Experience with Nuke in compositing workflows
● Excellent communication skills
● Ability to work in a fast-paced production environment

● Enthusiasm and interest for solving technical problems
● Experience working within a 3D production pipeline in television animation, feature animation, VFX, and/or video games
● Ability to create and deliver a complete effects shot: Simulation, Lighting, and Final Compositing
● Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science preferred but not required

From the award-winning storytellers, artist and innovators at DreamWorks Animation and DreamWorks Animation Television come the beloved characters and stories that come alive on the big and small screens. From films like Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon and Trolls to original TV series including Trollhunters, Voltron and Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh, DreamWorks Animation continues to bring home the laughter, fun and courage to dream.

Visit www.dreamworksanimation.com to see our latest animated film and television productions.

DreamWorks is a division of NBCUniversal. At NBCUniversal, we believe in the talent of our people. It’s our passion and commitment to excellence that drives NBCU’s vast portfolio of brands to succeed. From broadcast and cable networks, news and sports platforms, to film, world-renowned theme parks and a diverse suite of digital properties, we take pride in all that we do and all that we represent. It’s what makes us uniquely NBCU. Here you can create the extraordinary. Join us.

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At NBCUniversal, we believe in the talent of our people. It’s our passion and commitment to excellence that drives NBCU’s vast portfolio of brands to succeed. We take pride in all that we do and all that we represent. It’s what makes us uniquely NBCU. Join us.

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