As a VFX Technology and Innovation Supervisor at ILP, you will be responsible for driving technological advancements and innovation. You will be responsible for overseeing the practical application of cutting-edge tools and workflows on a global level and show specific by facilitating seamless communication between our Research and Development (R&D) team and Production.
Reporting to the Head of VFX, you will collaborate closely with the Head of R&D, the VFX Program Manager, and other stakeholders to anticipate production and global challenges. You identify internal software development needs and devise effective solutions that align with our company values and culture, while fostering ethical and inclusive development practices.
Your main responsibility is to improve efficiency, optimise processes, and consistently enhance our techniques, artist workflows, and production processes. You will supervise the restructuring and enhancement of existing production workflows and tools, guiding working groups to tackle specific issues. Additionally, you will oversee and coordinate the documentation of these initiatives and assist in identifying and monitoring metrics that measure the effectiveness of the development.
To promote technological advancement, you will stay up to date with current and emerging trends in technology research and development. By leveraging this knowledge, you will actively contribute to the advancement of ILP's technology. You will also create and maintain a comprehensive development plan that incorporates innovation and practical considerations, breaking down projects into manageable tasks.
Your success in this role will hinge on your ability to foster a positive and productive work environment. You will lead collaborative efforts and effective communication by facilitating the sharing of critical information with the production team and involving the right stakeholders in the decision-making process.
You need the following:
In-depth knowledge and understanding of visual effects techniques, processes, and tools used in the industry. Familiarity with various software platforms, such as Houdini, Nuke, Maya, or other relevant VFX software.
Strong technical background with experience in VFX technology development, including programming, scripting, and automation. Proficiency in programming languages like Python, C++, or similar languages used in VFX development.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams, including VFX artists, R&D, production managers and other stakeholders. Ability to facilitate communication and bridge the gap between technical and creative Pirates.
The following are considered a plus:
You get to be a pirate
Social and friendly work environment
We do world class epic stuff
Innovative and fast-paced culture
Work–life balance perks
Flexible hybrid work
Important Looking Pirates is a multiple VES and Emmy award winning studio and have created animation and visual effects for some of the greatest storytellers. ILP was founded by artists in 2007 with the vision to become one of the top international suppliers of VFX in terms of quality, professionalism and service. With amazing projects such as Lost In Space, Mandalorian, Westworld, Black Sails, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Star Wars: The Last Jedi in our backlog, we can proudly say that we are one of the most successful studios in the world.
During the last 15 years, we have assembled one of the best visual effects teams in the business with talents from all corners of the world. All of our artists, technicians and support personnel are driven by passion for what we do and always strive to push the limits of what can be accomplished.
Our head office is located in the famous Norstedts building in the heart of Stockholm. The office is designed to inspire creativity and to provide the best possible work environment for creating spectacular visual effects. Almost a third of the office consists of social areas where the pirates gather to have lunch and celebratory fikas, get company updates, participate in fussball tournaments, and hang out for Friday beers.