Position at DNEG
The DNEG Animation Workflow Project Manager is responsible for planning, coordinating, and delivering the creation and maintenance of technology projects undertaken by our software developers, engineers, and pipeline technical directors.
They will partner with our technology developers on key initiatives, working closely with the senior stakeholders to collate the development needs unique to each project.
Needs to Do
Plan and schedule technology projects in accordance with the Feature Animation roadmaps, ensuring projects are delivered on time and within the scope of resources available.
Assist with the direction of development resources and guide developers to meet the needs of each initiative and project.
Clearly communicate progress updates to senior stakeholders and the division leadership teams, escalating issues when necessary.
Liaise with show and division stakeholders for requirements, priorities, tests, and roll out plans.
Facilitate communication and project planning, review and retrospective sessions with the Production Technology and RND teams.
Responsible for fostering the Production Technology and RND relationship, ensuring development progress is transparent and the atmosphere cordial.
Encouraged to make recommendations for improvements to production and pipeline systems.
Needs to Know
Project management proven ability in managing projects from concept to completion. Able to prioritize appropriately and always meet deadlines.
Practical knowledge of the Software Development life cycle.
Excellent teamwork ability to assemble and motivate teams and work effectively with others.
Strong written & verbal communication ability to interact with and integrate requests of the Supervisors.
Organisation demonstrated organisational skills, including a strong attention to detail.
Strong problem solving skills.
Excellent conflict resolution and negotiation skills.
Strong understanding of client / vendor delivery tools and processes.
Needs to Be and Managerial
Proven team leader with strong motivational qualities.
Able to effectively communicate with people at all levels.
Appropriately elevate issues and solutions to studio leadership.
Work to understand the wants and needs of all teams to help prioritize workloads on a short- and long-term basis.
Facilitate meetings with all the Supervisors and Production staff to keep the crew informed on development changes and requirements.
Ensure open lines of communication with all departments.
Nice to have :
Agile (Scrum / Kanban), PMP or PRINCE2 certification
Experience in a support or customer service role
Basic knowledge of Visual Effects pipelines and tools
We are DNEG, one of the world’s leading visual effects and animation studios for the creation of feature film, television and multiplatform content.
We employ nearly 7,000 people with worldwide offices and studios across North America (Los Angeles, Montréal, Toronto, Vancouver), Europe (London) and Asia (Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Mumbai).