Generalist TD

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El Ranchito is currently looking for a qualified Generalist TD to join our team as soon as possible.

Type of work: Remote or on-site (Madrid/Barcelona). Long-term position.


The Generalist TD will be responsible for assuring the flawless operation of the tools, software, and workflows utilized on our award-winning VFX and Feature Animation productions as a Generalist Technical Director (CG TD).

You’ll be offering face-to-face technical support and help to artists, as well as creating new tools and scripts – primarily in Python – to satisfy the show’s special needs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist and advise artists on technical matters.
  • Work with the Head of 3D and R&D engineers to create new Python tools and workflows.
  • Assist with the creation of the El Ranchito pipeline and its continuous improvement.
  • Ensure that requests for new tools are in line with the company’s overall strategy. Create full photoreal CG assets/environments following the guidelines defined by the client and supervisors.


  • Great communicator in addition to technical expertise and initiative
  • Ability to communicate correctly between technical developers and non-technical artists will be essential.
  • Solid grasp of the Visual Effects pipeline.
  • Experience creating tools for DCC programs such as Maya or Houdini.
  • Previous experience in Visual Effects or a comparable sector.
  • Excellent Python, Houdini and Maya user.
  • Knowledge with source control systems and team development.
  • Flexibility to adapt to pipelines and a problem-solving mentality.
  • Fluent Spanish and English language skills, spoken and written.
  • Eligible to work in Spain.

If you are interested, please fill up the recruiting questionnaire that you can find in our website, and select Apply for / Other / Generalist TD”.