Unreal Technical Director

Corporate · Ottawa, Ontario
Department Corporate
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Mercury Filmworks is looking for an experienced Unreal Technical Director to join our team. This is an ideal opportunity for an individual with experience in cinematics and games content using Unreal Engine. We pride ourselves in creating a collaborative environment where you can not only be a part of some cutting-edge technology but will be encouraged to help create and reinvent the next chapter. This position is an excellent opportunity to live in Canada’s beautiful capital city. We genuinely believe in attracting the best and brightest for our team. We're looking for someone who shares those ideals and wants to help lead our company into the future.


Job Description: 


The successful candidate will have an exceptional track record with hands-on experience as an R&D Technical Director or with related work experience. What is different at our studio is that we are embracing Unreal Engine as “The Medium” to continue our fantastic traditional 2D character-based storytelling in the world of 3D. The goal and ambition at Mercury Filmworks is to utilize the full Unreal Toolkit, Motion Capture, Non-Photo Real Rendering, custom tools, and expressive audio to create innovative stylized filmmaking!


Technical Skills/Qualifications:


  • Support the project teams with the technical implementation in Unreal;
  • Help drive the planning and implementation of editor and tools features;
  • Create and debug shader and materials graphs throughout production;
  • Support performance profiling and run time efficiency efforts;
  • Experience with lighting, modeling, rigging, and texturing for Unreal;
  • Experience with other sculpting packages, such as Mudbox or Zbrush;
  • Experience using Substance Painter and Designer;
  • Experience of using the Sequencer within UE4;
  • Excellent C++ skills;
  • Prior experience building pipeline tools for production in either Maya or Unreal;
  • Experience using Blueprint Visual Scripting;
  • Experience in integration mocap in Unreal Engine;
  • Experience with the animation tools and rigging in Unreal;
  • Experience creating environments using Unreal Engine;
  • CG Generalist skillset using Maya for cinematic, game, television, or commercial projects;
  • Python skills are a plus!

Personal Attributes:


  • Strong eye for detail;
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills;
  • Adaptable, flexible, and accepting of change; often tossing out ideas and starting anew;
  • Able to think creatively and resolve technical challenges and limitations;
  • Strong time management & organization skills;
  • Highly experienced in working as part of a development team;
  • Self-motivated, proactive, and able to utilize time allotted efficiently;
  • Able to think creatively and resolve technical challenges and limitations;
  • Ability to work well under pressure and possess a strong teamwork ethic;
  • You are open to innovation and learning new tools and processes;


 What about benefits? 


  • Employees have access to our comprehensive benefit plan, after a brief probationary period, that includes Health and Dental coverage, Life Insurance and Travel Insurance. 
  • Our Employee Assistance Program provides each employee and their family members access to free psychological assistance and counseling service in person, online, or by phone 24/7. 
  • Plan for your future by taking advantage of our RRSP plan. The longer you’re with us, the more we’ll match the amount you contribute! 



Small Print: Mercury Filmworks places as great an emphasis on recruiting for character and fit as it does on core skills and experience. Qualified candidates that meet ALL the characteristics above are encouraged to apply regardless of where they live. All candidates must be willing to test in advance of an interview.  Mercury Filmworks is an equal opportunity employer, and by equal, we really mean equal. We have no preferences or biases beyond the professional qualifications.

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  • Location
    Ottawa, Ontario
  • Department
    Corporate
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced