Superviseur R&D – R&D Supervisor

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Description Position at DNEG The Production Technology department at DNEG is responsible for creating and supporting the technology used by our artists and the software infrastructure required by a multi-site, global studio. With multiple film projects running in parallel, from the projects initial design, to production and post-production, there are complex problems that arise through thousands of artists producing tens of thousands of shots and sharing assets.A site R&D Supervisor oversees the local R&D teams and assumes responsibility for the work being done by them. Their key purpose is to ensure the right projects are being worked on effectively and to communicate outwards to Site Supervisors, CG Supervisors, other global R&D teams and upwards to the Head of R&D, Head of Production Technology and CTO.Our R&D Supervisors are highly technical and enthusiastic leaders. You will be regularly required to:Supervise and mentor a local team of R&D developers of various levels across several teams;Supervise global team members involved in particular teams/projects;Engage with other senior members of the R&D team and Production Technology department to set best practices and standards for the department.Participate in code reviews, guide software architecture and supervise the work.Contribute to global planning and strategy for the department.Manage expectations of senior stakeholders and communicate updates to senior management.Anticipate the needs of the department and the Montreal studio.Work with Project Managers in project planning, estimations, risk management and oversight.Represent the Montreal R&D Department in global meetings with other supervisors, HODs, leaders.Work with the Department Manager for line management of the team, performance reviews, conflict management.Collaborate with site Supervisors, Head of R&D, Head of Production Technology and CTO to ensure correct prioritization and strategy of development road-mapsProvide broad plans and estimates on proposalsRepresent their area in bidding, new show ‘’get-go’’ and show meetingsPromote the implementation of best practices in all areas of the software development lifecycle (including design, coding, testing, Agile etc.)Involvement with recruiting for and resourcing upcoming projectMust Have:5+ years’ experience in R&D for VFX/CG or equivalent industry3+ years leading a software development teamDegree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent subjectExcellent communication and leadership skillsKnowledge and understanding of software development best practicesForward thinking with the ability to plan ahead whilst balancing the priorities of immediate production needsKnowledgeable and interested in emerging technologiesMaster level of expertise in infrastructure and software for VFX, covering a broad scope of disciplinesNice to haveBilingual (French & English)Proven experience developing VFX-related toolsExperience with UI toolkits such as QtExperience with APIs for relevant applications such as Maya and HoudiniAbout youPassionate about filmClear communicator of succinct and accurate informationOrganized, pro-active and a self-starterCalm under pressure and capable of delivering to short deadlinesAdaptable to changing scenarios and showing initiativeA positive, can-do attitudeWe would not be able to produce award-winning work without our Production Technology department, which is committed to nurturing a diverse and exciting workplace. Our teams have a variety of backgrounds and originate from a number of different countries, working across the globe at the forefront of technology in the industry. About UsWe are DNEG, one of the world’s leading visual effects, animation and stereo conversion companies for feature film and television, with studios in London, Vancouver, Mumbai, Los Angeles, Chennai, Montréal, Chandigarh, Hyderabad and Goa.