Pipeline Technical Assistant

The Pipeline Technical Assistant’s primary responsibility is to support artists and supervisors to ensure that productions run smoothly and efficiently.

What you will do:

  • Assist artists with render job debugging and with general troubleshooting.
  • Assist CG supervisor with production setup and configuration tasks.
  • Test new software, tools, and pipeline improvements.
  • Work with CG Supervisor and R&D to address production-specific pipeline needs.
  • Maintain an awareness of production resource utilization.
  • Work with R&D to maintain, extend, and update core production pipeline software.
  • Make observations about pipeline successes and shortcomings and communicate them to the CG Supervisor and R&D.
  • Be willing and able to learn new software, programming languages, and techniques that will be required to fulfill the above duties.

Must have:

  • Ability to rapidly learn new skills.
  • Excellent troubleshooting and debugging skills.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills.
  • Proven ability to work independently and in team settings.
  • Proactive and highly motivated work ethic
  • Intermediate-level or better Python language skills.
  • Good working knowledge of Linux/UNIX required.
  • Familiarity with Maya, Katana, Clariss, RenderMan or other similar industry tools highly desired.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience preferred.

You will need: 

  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team and take direction professionally.
  • Ability to learn quickly and assimilate new information.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Effective prioritization and multitasking skills.
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States or Canada.


To be considered for this position, please include your resume:

To be considered for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@tippett.com.  Please be sure to include the following in the subject line:  <Resume: Your Name, Pipeline TA>

If your skills and abilities are a good match for the job opening, you will be contacted in the near future. We will make every attempt to contact all qualified candidates, but due to the high volume of interest in our job openings, we may not be able to contact every individual. We will not be returning phone calls or emails seeking further information about the opening or to confirm that we have received your resume.