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Senior Pipeline Engineer

  • Remote
  • 11/04/2024
Broadcast Engineering Engineering

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:

Metaphysic is seeking a dynamic and visionary Senior Pipeline Engineer to join our exceptional team. As a Senior Pipeline Engineer at Metaphysic, you will be instrumental in advancing the boundaries of AI-driven content creation while upholding our unwavering commitment to ethical AI practices, particularly in the domain of Hyperrealistic Content Generation.


  • Work closely with the Pipeline team and CG Technical Supervisors to design, develop, evolve, and maintain MetaPhysic Nuke/VFX pipeline.
  • Write and/or maintain Python or C++ plugins and extensions for 3rd party packages used in the pipeline
  • Attend Pipeline meetings as required
  • Complete tasks within the time frame given by Supervisors
  • Create production software, pipeline-related tools and solutions
  • Assist in the development and deployment of pipeline tools
  • Write the necessary end-user and developer documentation for developed tools
  • Train and support artists to use the developed tools
  • Define and document officially supported review tools and workflows
  • Manage the transition from unsupported to officially supported review tools and workflows
  • Implement and validate colour-critical review workflows
  • Collaborate with the creative teams to ensure colour accuracy and seamless review experiences
  • Ensure smooth onboarding of the review tools and workflows, addressing any technical challenges or questions
  • Implement and maintain review tools and enhance their features based on user’s feedback


  • Analytical mind
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Computer Visualization, or VFX required
  • Minimum 2 years VFX experience within, film/TV or gaming
  • Strong Software Development Skills:
    • Procedural and object-oriented programming expertise
    • Ability to design and implement systems
    • Production level understanding of modular, large-scale digital asset management and version control
    • Strong knowledge of industry-standard review tools such as RV, along with experience integrating them into animation pipelines and enhancing their feature set
    • 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
    • Third Party pipeline integration and plugin development for: Maya, 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.