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Blizzard Entertainment is seeking a hardworking and motivated Technical Director (TD) to join our cinematics team. Our cinematics have a variety of ranges in styles and complexity, so we are seeking team members who are passionate about crafting tools, solving problems, and creating technology for producing these movies.

You would help augment commercial packages such as Maya or Katana to offer a flexible workflow for artists in building extraordinary, animated cinematics, as well as building new stand-alone workflows. You will be working closely with artists and supervisors so strong communication skills are required.

If you love a challenge and want to help provide critical support to artists, then we would be thrilled to have you on board!

Requirements

  • Developing, modifying, deploying, and debugging software

  • Understanding of techniques and technologies relating to CG pipelines and workflows, from asset creation to final compositing

  • Experience in third-party computer graphics programs such as Maya and Katana

  • Ability to shift priorities during production schedule changes

  • Strong problem-solving and collaboration skills

  • Strong verbal and written communications skills

  • Desire to function in a technical support role

Pluses

  • Proficiency in Python and object-oriented programming

  • Experience working in Windows or Linux environments

  • Experience crafting tools in PyQt

  • Experience writing tools or plugins in commonly used third-party computer graphics programs

  • Understanding of computer graphics concepts such as raytracing and simulation

  • Familiarity with any common vfx platform libraries – openEXR, OpenVDB, Alembic, USD

  • B.S or M.S in Computer Science, Computer Graphics, Engineering, or related fields

  • Familiarity with Blizzard games and Cinematics

We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.

We are committed to working with and providing reasonable assistance to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you are a disabled individual requiring an accommodation to apply for an open position, please email your request to [email protected] General employment questions cannot be accepted or processed here. Thank you for your interest.

This role is anticipated to be assigned as a hybrid work model position, with some work on-site at an Activision Blizzard office and some work remote.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status, among other characteristics.

Rewards

We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered! Subject to eligibility requirements, the Company offers comprehensive benefits including:

  • Medical, dental, vision, health savings account or health reimbursement account, healthcare spending accounts, dependent care spending accounts, life and AD&D insurance, disability insurance;

  • 401(k) with Company match, tuition reimbursement, charitable donation matching;

  • Paid holidays and vacation, paid sick time, floating holidays, compassion and bereavement leaves, parental leave;

  • Mental health & wellbeing programs, fitness programs, free and discounted games, and a variety of other voluntary benefit programs like supplemental life & disability, legal service, ID protection, rental insurance, and others;

  • If the Company requires that you move geographic locations for the job, then you may also be eligible for relocation assistance.

In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $77,500.00 - $143,376.00 Annual. This base pay range is for the U.S. and is not applicable to locations outside of the U.S. Actual amounts will vary depending on experience, performance and location. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed.

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