Pipeline TD

DreamWorks Animation

Salary or Budget: Competitive
Experience required: 2+ years


Reports To: HUB Line Producer and Animation Pipeline Supervisor

DreamWorks Animation is looking for more adventurous dreamers who shoot for the moon. We tell stories about the journeys our unconventional heroes take to make dreams come true. As a growth-minded studio, we pride ourselves on being one of the world’s leading producers of high-quality, award-winning, animated films and series, reaching consumers around the globe. We push to feel more, laugh more, and build immersive new worlds.

DreamWorks creates a diverse array of original content in a variety of formats, delivering compelling stories with unique characters. We place tremendous value on the experiences our talent brings to the table from their own non-traditional paths to success. We believe in frequent communication and that transparency and trust yield the best work. We are a community of artists, technologists, innovators, and creators, who are passionate about animation and also happen to love eating lunch together.

The Animation Pipeline TD works closely with the Animation Pipeline Supervisor to develop new tools and processes as well as support existing tools and processes. They also ensure that all work they produce adheres to the studio policies and guidelines.

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

If you are part of the fandom and believe teamwork makes the dream work, join us in #livingthedream and #doingyourdreamwork!

“What would you say you do here?”

  • Complete short term and long term tool and software development tasks on schedule
  • Coordinate with Production while gathering information that will be used in the development of new tools or new features on existing tools for individual production needs
  • Work closely with the Animation Pipeline Supervisor and the Global Visual Effects Supervisor to develop file structure solutions that can be applied across CG shows
  • Collaborate with CG department TDs and the Animation Pipeline Supervisor to develop centralized and sustainable pipeline tool solutions
  • Provide support to discipline specific TDs. e.g. Lighting, FX, Rigging
  • Ensure that software development follows studio policies and guidelines
  • Extensive documentation of all tools and processes in the DWTV Pipeline Wiki
  • Work closely with the Animation Technology and Software vendors to troubleshoot bugs and feature requests
  • Participate and provide feedback in the Biweekly DWTV TD meeting
  • Prioritize and manage an extensive list of bugs and feature requests for existing tools and processes
  • Provide feedback and progress reports on all assigned tasks during the tasking meeting
  • Ability to troubleshoot bugs/error messages reported by our Partner Studios. Bugs from the Partner Studios can be show stopping and require reshuffling your task schedule on a moment’s notice
  • Work closely with the department Lead and Supervisor to determine long term strategies and standards for the department


“What do I need to have in order to do this job?”

  • Advanced background in Maya or equivalent software package
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Python
  • Familiarity with the Adobe Suite
  • Knowledge of Windows and Linux operating systems
  • Knowledge of C or C++ preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and enjoys working in a team environment
  • Flexible to changes and able to prioritize and follow through on requests
  • Committed to providing great service and support to our in-house and Partner Studio Teams
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

Desired Characteristics

“What can I offer?”

  • Experience with asset management software, Shotgun preferred
  • Experience working with international Partner Studio(s) is a plus
  • B.S or M.S. in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent preferred

DreamWorks Animation TV Production

Career Level

About Us

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.

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.

NBCUniversal owns and operates over 20 different businesses across 30 countries including a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a premium ad-supported streaming service.

Here you can be your authentic self. As a company uniquely positioned to educate, entertain and empower through our platforms, Comcast NBCUniversal stands for including everyone. We strive to foster a diverse and inclusive culture where our employees feel supported, embraced and heard. We believe that our workforce should represent the communities we live in, so that together, we can continue to create and deliver content that reflects the current and ever-changing face of the world.


NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

NBCUniversal is an equal opportunity employer and will provide reasonable accommodations as required by applicable federal, state, and/or local laws.

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