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VFX Pipeline Architect

  • Remote
  • 09/04/2024

Job Description

About Metaphysic:

Metaphysic is the industry leader in developing AI technologies and machine learning research to create photorealistic content at internet scale. We were recently named TIME100 Most Influential Companies for 2023 and are focused on the ethical development of AI to support the genius of human performance. We're run by experienced founders and backed by some of the top investors in the world. We’re only just getting started in defining the next generation of content creation. Join our fast growing team and help bring our groundbreaking vision to life.

Job Description:

We are seeking a VFX Pipeline Architect to spearhead the design and development of a cutting-edge VFX pipeline, tailored for the AI era. This role calls for an innovative approach to create a system that is both modular and scalable, capable of expanding both horizontally and vertically to meet the dynamic needs of modern visual effects production.


  • Design and help implement a modern VFX pipeline, ensuring it is highly modular, scalable, and tailored for advanced AI-driven processes.
  • Oversee the entire pipeline lifecycle from asset management, workflow automation, software version control, to render management.
  • Design a high level plan from ingestion to delivery, encompassing both 2D, 3D and AI workflows.
  • Integrate modern software practices and technologies, moving away from legacy systems and ensuring minimal legacy code maintenance.
  • Collaborate with various departments to identify needs and adapt the pipeline to support new technologies and workflows efficiently.
  • Stay abreast of the latest trends in VFX, AI technologies, and software development practices to continually enhance the pipeline.
  • Attend Pipeline meetings as required
  • Assist in the development and deployment of pipeline tools
  • Ensure the product supports the company's overall strategy and goals.


  • Analytical mind
  • Master's degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Computer Visualization, or VFX required
  • Minimum 5 years experience within VFX
  • Software Development Skills:
    • Ability to design and implement systems
    • Procedural and object-oriented programming expertise
    • Production level understanding of modular, large-scale digital asset management and version control
    • Strong knowledge of industry-standard asset management and review tools
    • In-depth understanding of colour management principles and colour-critical review processes. Experience with colour pipelines using ACES/OCIO
    • Knowledge of Production Technology/IT/IS methods, practices, and trends
    • User interface design and standard UI toolkits
  • Bonus: 
    • Pipeline experience for at least one these discipline groups: Modelling, UV, Texturing, Shaders, LookDev, Lighting, Rendering, Compositing
    • Third Party pipeline integration and plugin development for: Nuke, Houdini, Unreal Engine

As part of our team, you’ll enjoy:

  • The hustle of a startup with the impact of a global business.
  • Tremendous opportunity to join one of the best and fastest growing AI companies in the world.
  • Working with an extraordinary team of smart, creative, fun and highly motivated people.
  • You will be joining a fantastic culture & a team, all highly supportive, collaborative, transparent and are all very passionate about our tech and mission.
  • Flexible working hours, including remote working - this role is solely remote :)

Metaphysic is an equal-opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.