Red Sea Ventures Portfolio
Red Sea Ventures Portfolio

Lead Pipeline TD



Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

Genies is culture’s avatar technology company empowering developers and artists to create their own interoperable gamified consumer experiences. The company has raised $250 million from investors including Silver Lake, BOND, NEA, and Bob Iger. Initially, Genies were adopted by thousands of Hollywood icons including Justin Bieber and Rihanna through partnerships with Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group. Today, the company is also delivering avatars to the masses through experiences built with its Developer Kit and artist crowdsourced platform, The Workshop. These experiences all integrate together to form one avatar social network, Genies Party.

Seated in our Los Angeles headquarters (hybrid), Genies is looking for a highly skilled, creative and experienced Lead Pipeline Technical Director to support our 3D Asset and Technical Art initiatives. We are looking for someone to steer asset pipeline projects and lead a team of technical directors to develop and maintain tools and workflows to increase capabilities and efficiency. This candidate should be eager to work in a fast paced environment where they will have an opportunity to make a broad impact through strategic and technical contributions. The ideal candidate will be comfortable with traditional CG studio and gaming pipelines and how they interface with realtime engines running on multiple platforms.

If you're passionate about being at the cutting edge of avatar innovation, digital identity and social networking in the future, we'd love to hear from you!

What You’ll be Doing:

  • Design and develop art pipeline and asset management tools that accelerate our product roadmap
  • Scope and track pipeline initiatives and secure resourcing to ensure deliverables
  • Build clean, extensible software components and systems with open standards and portability
  • Provide and coordinate front-line support for asset tracking, asset ingestion, and asset triaging from art authoring to game integration.
  • Identify and recommend systems and software to increase capacity and fortify existing processes
  • Anticipate cross department needs and work to improve efficiency
  • Collaborate closely with Content Engineering & Avatar Technology teams to improve automated systems for processing internal and external assets (UGC)
  • Grow and mentor team of technical directors

What You Should Have:

  • Minimum 5 years experience in the games or media industry as a technical lead / manager
  • Production experience in all areas of 3D content creation, including modeling, rigging, animation, and look development
  • Expertise in Python scripting and package distribution for DCCs (both GUI and standalone)
  • Experience with:
    • DCC software packages: Blender, Maya, Zbrush, Substance Painter, Nuke
    • Unreal, Unity, and/or other real time engines
    • software development languages, (C++, C#) to extend DCC or Engine functionality
    • Windows, OSX, and Linux operating systems
    • PyQt / PySide development experience
    • centralized package distribution and version control: GitHub, Jenkins (or other CI/CD tools)
    • environment management: Docker, Virtualenv
    • cloud computing: AWS services including S3 storage, Lambda functions, and SDK libraries
  • Strong initiative, highly organized with the ability to work independently
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills

How Genies will support you

Genies is a well-funded, growing start-up that cares deeply about each of our employees' growth and success. Our roles and their responsibilities are created with a breadth of scope that introduces each employee to exciting new challenges and opportunities that a growing start-up encounters. The actual base pay is dependent upon a number of factors, including: professional background, training, transferable skills, work experience, education, location, business and product needs, and market demand. The base pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future. Full-time employees may also be eligible for equity compensation, in addition to a robust health, wellness, and benefits package.

Starting Salary Range: $125,000 to $225,000

Here's why you'll love working at Genies:

  • You'll work with a team that you’ll be able to learn from and grow with, including support for your own professional development
  • You'll be at the helm of your own career, shaping it with your own innovative contributions to a nascent team and product with flexible hours and a work from home policy
  • You'll enjoy the culture and perks of a startup, with the stability of being well funded
  • Comprehensive health insurance for you and your family (Anthem + Kaiser Options Available), Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Competitive salaries and 401K program for all full time employees
  • Flexible paid time off, sick time, and paid company holidays, in addition to paid parental leave, bereavement leave, and jury duty leave for full-time employees
  • Health & wellness support through programs such as monthly wellness reimbursement
  • Working in a brand new, bright, open-environment and fun office space
  • Choice of MacBook or windows laptop

Genies is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting an inclusive work environment free of discrimination and harassment. We value diversity, inclusion, and aim to provide a sense of belonging for everyone.