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Pipeline TD |100 % remote 🌎

LIGHTBOXER is looking for a talented Pipeline TD with enthusiasm to join their team on the exciting new project, Animated Feature TAD 4!!
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Temporary, Full-time
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Temporary, Full-time

A Pipeline Technical Director is the bridge between the workflows of each department and the production as a whole. You will be responsible for helping to maintain the efficient workflow for ​our ​Animated ​Feature.


  • Interacting with the artist, production teams and other departments to effectively solve problems and escalate any issues.
  • Help define efficient workflows and promote best practises for shows and the facility.
  • Apply technical fixes to scenes to pass down the pipe.
  • Program tools to improve the workflow of artists.
  • Work closely with the Technical Director, you will be responsible for developing and maintaining departmental tools for use on different processes.
  • You will be working with a wide range of people, 3D animators, riggers, modelers, lighters and compositors, improving upon our existing pipeline as well as liaising with the engineering and production teams in other areas of the company.
  • Writing and modifying computer code to solve problems related to art or productivity as they arise on a project by project basis.
  • Act as a liaison for communicating technical issues to Production, R&D and IT.
  • Develop department tools and processes to meet production needs.
  • Test and debug code and tools to ensure stability and usability.
  • Ensure tools and processes meet the overall pipeline framework.
  • Work with the Head of Pipeline to prioritize production needs.
  • Update existing department code and tools to established coding standards.
  • Educate artists on how to work with the pipeline and department tools.
  • Ability to work autonomously and independently in a fully remote environment, with that comes the supreme individual responsibility to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and maintain your own initiative.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Great team player, create a collaborative and welcoming environment.
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines, prioritize workload and within budgets, adhere to the production schedule and deliver completed assignments on time.
  • Align with the style, sensibility of the project and the Director vision.


  • Experience in animation pipelines. Preferably experience in the lighting and compositing departments.
  • A great general knowledge of Maya.
  • A love of film making.
  • Solid understanding of Animation production pipelines.
  • Experience in the following Software packages is Essential:
  1. Python and PyQt/PySide.
  2. One or more DCC packages (Maya, Nuke, Houdini, etc)
  3. Shotgrid (or similar).
  • Experience in the following Software packages is a plus:
  1. C, C+, C#, Java, Mel, TCL ​or Visual Basic.
  2. Django or similar web frameworks.
  • Ability to take feedback constructively and implement it effectively, to reach the quality desired.
  • Anticipation and quick reaction for problem solving.
  • Demonstrate great autonomy and proactivity in your work.
  • Great attention to detail.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and collaborative skills.

Do you think we fit? Well, keep reading.



We have a GREAT TEAM, taking animation to another level!

Our pillars are:
Strong passion: We are proactive with a positive working attitude, we continue to create successful films that conquer children and adults, so we need the motivation and energy of the best creative minds.

Behind the scenes: Lightbox has an exciting mission: to bring incredible stories to life! We are happy and proud with giving the best possible value to the projects and continue achieving success.

Be a Lightboxer: We need good teammates who are generally cool people and natural collaborators. Where everyone truly helps each other to grow. We love team and fun plans to disconnect and have a good time.


  • We are big fan of ensuring a “people first” company culture, with a good work-life balance for our employees.
  • 100 % remote work.
  • Nice working schedule from 8h to 16h, Monday to Friday, with some flexibility.
  • 22 days working days annual holidays.

Lightbox is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building and promoting a diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce.

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