Part-Time Unreal Technical Director (Max & the Midknights)

Nickelodeon Animation Studio

Burbank, CA, US, 91502
Fully Remote
For over 30 years, the Nickelodeon Animation Studio continues to be one of the largest producers of television animation in the world, reflecting all kids today. Based in Burbank, Calif., with offices in New York, the Studio, designed by our artists and for our artists, is home to the world’s greatest creative talents. Our campus of creativity houses top-notch talent, storytellers, artists, production teams, voice actors, cartoon experts and more. At Nickelodeon, we are always looking to recruit dedicated craftspeople to help bring groundbreaking new ideas to life and that starts with you! We are leading the way in animated content for TV series, TV movies, shorts and  theatrical features. Some of our new upcoming original animated series include, Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years, Rugrats, Middlemost Post, Star Trek: Prodigy, Big Nate and Santiago of the Seas, among others. Our content development teams are creator-driven, our work culture is collaborative, our mentorship of new talent is second to none, and we are committed to hiring inclusively to reflect authenticity in the diverse stories we want to tell. Join us! 




Nickelodeon Animation Studio is seeking a Technical Director with Unreal Engine experience to support and enhance our ground-breaking new story production pipeline on Max & the Midknights on a part-time freelance basis.


Design, develop, implement, debug, and maintain critical pipeline tools and workflows for our Story, Editorial, and Production teams
Take ownership of and support our existing pipeline tools
Collaborate with artists and creative leadership to make sure the tools meet their specific needs and are designed to be robust under the pressures of production
Create solutions using Python, Blueprint, and general shell scripting
Assist artists with troubleshooting and debugging production issues, which may include data and asset management between studios
Maintain internal and user-facing documentation
Assist with training artists and production teams on pipeline tools, both internally and at vendor studios, and provide demos as needed
Maintain awareness of new tools, software advancements, and animation industry trends

Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Animation Production, or equivalent experience in a related field
Strong experience with Unreal Engine, Python, Blueprint (for games and/or linear content creation), and math skills
Coursework in computer graphics, 3D game development, and mathematics with familiarity utilizing coordinate systems, keyframes, interpolation, and linear algebra
Strong self-motivation and enthusiasm for developing a new animatic production process based on Unreal Engine
Ability to self-manage and context-switch between multiple simultaneous assignments with different deadlines
A creative and flexible thinker and innovator with the ability to devise and employ ingenious solutions to difficult problems
Exceptional communication skills




Weekly Hiring Salary Range: $1820.0 – 2200.0. 


The hiring salary range for this position applies to New York, California, Colorado, Washington State, and most other geographies. Starting pay for the successful applicant depends on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education.  


Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.


At Paramount, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Paramount is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.


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