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Technical Director (Star Trek: Prodigy)


Burbank, CA, US, 91502


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 is looking for a Technical Director to join the studio. The Technical Director is responsible for helping show Leadership and other Supervisors fulfill their creative vision by developing solutions for Creative Leads/Artists, troubleshooting day-to-day problems, errors, and workflow consultation.

Under the supervision of Leadership, the Technical Director will collaborate with the CG Team to develop the tools and pipeline for current CG projects.

The TD will also assist Leadership with developing new techniques, visual development, and pipeline standards for new projects.

This position requires balancing several tasks in a continuously changing environment.


  • Work with the show Leads, R&D, and Animation teams to automate common tasks, develop novel tools to achieve creative goals and script pipeline solutions.
  • Create user interfaces for artists to run scripts.
  • Monitor and maintain Character, Set and Prop pipeline development and standards.
  • Being knowledgeable about our pipeline proper workflow across departments.
  • Creating and implementing new tools and techniques using Mel and Python scripting.
  • In-depth knowledge of Maya and Python scripting required.
  • Able to extend existing code and maintain proprietary tools.
  • Perform research for software options, version upgrades, and benchmark tests.
  • Setup and support artists using in-house tools.


  • The Technical Director should have a working knowledge of Maya.
  • 3-5 years of industry experience in film, broadcast, and/or games.
  • Must have a familiarity with the production process.
  • Must have experience scripting with Python for multiple creative teams.
  • Must be organized and have excellent communication skills.
  • The ideal candidate should be a generalist, able to jump from problems to solutions in short order.
  • A great "can do" attitude and open-mindedness to non-traditional solutions are essential.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience in MEL and Python
  • Experience with UI design is a plus
  • Experience with Houdini, Substance, Nuke, Unreal is a plus


 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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Paramount believes in creating environments that allow our primary focus to remain on providing entertainment, education and information to our millions of viewers around the world. As part of this commitment to health and safety, Paramount requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees, subject to applicable law. Union employees are subject to the agreement reached between the Company and the applicable Union.

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles