Pipeline Technical Director

Santa Monica, CA 90401
Technology – TD Team /
Full Time Employee /
Hybrid
"The AI company that's revolutionizing Hollywood"

Flawless is shattering the boundaries of traditional filmmaking with its groundbreaking suite of Gen AI film editing tools. Our mission is to empower filmmakers with cutting-edge technology that allows creativity without compromise, expands storytelling possibilities, and delivers unparalleled visual and emotional experiences. We are also setting new standards in ethical AI by creating the Artistic Rights Treasury (A.R.T.), a rights management solution designed to protect artists and rights holders within the Entertainment landscape.

What we are looking for:
The Pipeline Technical Director involves supporting users with 3rd party DCC's like Nuke and DaVinci Resolve, as well as proprietary Flawless products. Responsibilities include triaging application issues, integrating DCC apps into pipelines, developing tooling for ingest and delivery, and maintaining Python scripts for efficient workflow. The candidate should understand film post-production, be proficient in Python, and have experience with Linux systems and software lifecycle management. Additional desirable qualifications include familiarity with production management systems like ShotGrid, experience with film image pipeline libraries, and knowledge of web development frameworks.

Responsibilities:

    • User application support:3rd Party DCC’s e.g Nuke, DaVinci Resolve.
    • Proprietary Flawless products & pipeline.
    • Identifying and troubleshooting application issues to the appropriate product team(s).
    • Continued development for integration of DCC apps into the pipeline.
    • Development of tooling for ingest & delivery.
    • Maintaining and writing python scripts as required for shows to deliver work in an efficient manner.
    • Media and asset management support through the pipeline (cloud based infrastructure).
    • Ownership of support workflows, for example facilitating means to deal with recurring issues.

Requirements:

    • Understanding of the film post production pipeline, specifically with a demonstrable grasp on editorial workflows.
    • Proficiency in Python.
    • Awareness of security requirements when handling sensitive media.
    • Experience using Linux systems and delivering Linux system level support.
    • Knowledge of filesystems, permissions, disk management and interfacing with these in Linux.
    • Experience managing software lifecycle, releases to production, version control e.g git, automated builds.
    • Proficient troubleshooting, problem solving and debugging skills in a production environment. 
    • Proven experience in a support setting.
    • Competency conversing about technical issues with creative users.
    • Familiarity with a production/content management and versioning system e.g ShotGrid, Ftrack

Desired:

    • Competency with web development frameworks e.g Flask, FastAPI.
    • Experience with common film image pipeline libraries e.g OTIO, OIIO, OCIO.
    • Proficiency with DCC-specific APIs (e.g. Nuke, Resolve).
    • Understanding of the film color pipeline including ACES workflows.
    • Experience working with cloud infrastructure (AWS, GCP).
$120,000 - $140,000 a year
Equal Opportunity
Flawless is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. Flawless is committed to treating all people in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence. Accommodations are available throughout the recruitment process and applicants with a disability may request to be accommodated throughout the recruitment process. We will work with all applicants and employees to accommodate their individual accessibility needs.