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El Ranchito is a VFX company with in Madrid, Spain. Over the years we have worked on several films, tv series and commercials, including Game of Thrones, Lost in Space and A Monsters Call.

We are looking for a Technical Director to provide support to our 3D artists. The ideal candidate has previously worked in a VFX or Animation environment, generalist experience with Maya and programming abilities with Python.


  • Assist artists in troubleshooting issues in asset and shot scenes
  • Write scripts to rapidly solve issues that cannot be fixed through the existing pipeline
  • Write scripts to ingest custom data from clients or other vendors
  • Work with supervisors and the R&D department to help define, implement and maintain the production pipeline
  • Work with artists to train and mentor about the pipeline workflows and tools 
  • Gather information about production issues and provide insight to the R&D department


  • Bachelor degree in engineering (or equivalent) or proven experience in a similar position
  • At least 3 years of experience in the Visual Effects or Animation industry
  • Knowledge of Maya
  • Experience in defining pipelines and naming conventions
  • Experience in designing and developing tools for artists
  • Knowledge of Python for Maya and PySide
  • Ability to work with minor supervision
  • You would be a star if you also had experience with:
    • Houdini
    • Source control systems  (GIT, SVN, etc.)
    • C++
    • Deadline
    • VRay or Arnold

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