sid lee
Los Angeles, California, United States

Director, Creative Technology (Digital Kitchen)

About Digital Kitchen

Digital Kitchen, a member of the Sid Lee creative community, is a creative experience company that brings Emmy-winning storytelling and design to captivate audiences.From crafting iconic titles sequences, transforming spaces into an interactive canvas, to developing imaginative experiences for brands such as Warner Bros., Netflix, HBO, Facebook, and Amazon. Digital Kitchen creates worlds beyond belief.

Role

We are looking for a Director of Creative Technology that will help DK pioneer and unlock the potential of world-class creative and innovative experiences.For this role, you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects bringing together design, storytelling, experience design, and technology – working in partnership with a cross- functional team of creatives, designers, and producers.

Combining both creative and technical skills, the Director of Creative Technology will help design and deliver experiences across a whole host of mediums including real-time and generative art, VR/AR/MR/XR, immersive live events and installations, motion graphics animation, and 2D and 3D design and animation.

This role will be an essential part of helping DK to continue to explore and experiment with the ever-expanding ways of seamlessly blending creativity and technology for innovative storytelling.

Responsibilities:

  • Playing an active role in the project process from concept to launch

  • Collaborate closely in a team environment throughout the process and problem solve

  • Designing and developing specifications for large and complex interactive

    experiences/installations

  • Sourcing and managing relationships with vendors for equipment and specialty

    fabrication

  • Represent Digital Kitchen and communicate complicated technical designs to non-

    technical partners/clients

  • Maintain a pulse on the bleeding edge of new media technologies and their possible

    applications in client projects

  • Maintain a working knowledge of and educating team members on the use of both

    practical and digital VFX (e.g. Pepper’s Ghost, SDF models, vector fields)

  • Provide technical support and direction of on-site productions, programs, events

  • Provide accurate equipment and development time estimates

  • Recommend new technologies and techniques in collaboration with IT to improve work and efficiency for the whole DK team

  • Write and maintain detailed technical documentation for projects

  • Help make great work

Requirements:

  • Extensive experience with creative development tools (Unity, Unreal, TouchDesigner, etc)

  • Familiar with CAD tools for creating single line drawings/documents to support system architecture designs

  • Familiar with production and broadcast media formats and best practices (color space, frame rates, media sync, etc, rec709, rec2020, HAP video etc...)

  • Familiar with lead times and challenges related to logistics for both permanent and traveling installations

  • Experience with mass management and scripting of media transcoding operations (e.g. ffmpeg)

  • Advanced proficiency with dynamic languages, web frameworks, APIs and SDKs

  • Ability to produce rapid prototypes for interactive creative concepts

  • Experience creating projection mapping studies for large scale installations

  • Must have excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Must be able to lead teams of developers (both internal and contractors/vendors)

  • Have strong project management skills

  • Are a team player that'll fit into our ideas-driven, collaborative team

  • Have excellent time-management and communication skills

Work Perks:
  • Traditional Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, Life; 401K, Flex Spending Accounts, Short & Long Term Disability & Pet Insurance.
  • Time Off: Competitive PTO and Sick Leave, 4 Summer Fridays or Mondays (your choice), and all the holiday time off you would expect including your birthday and a winter break!
  • Wellness Spend-  $125 monthly to use for what helps you feel your best– gym memberships, yoga, financial advisors, educational classes or even a life coach!
  • Flexible Work Policy: We offer the flexibility for you to work where you work best: in-office, remote, or a hybrid of the two.
 
Proud to be an equal opportunity employer, Sid Lee is committed to creating a diverse work environment. All qualified applicants are considered without regard to citizenship, ethnicity, race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetics, disability, age or veteran status. We encourage women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities to apply.