Psyop is a production company led by directors with a simple mission: to craft compelling experiences that viewers seek out and share. Celebrated for groundbreaking work across platforms, Psyop specializes in creating content led by thoughtful design and breathtaking art. Psyop has offices in New York and Los Angeles.

Pipeline Technical Director

We are currently in search of a Pipeline Technical Director for our offices in Venice, CA. This is a

6 month contract position, starting immediately.

Areas of Responsibility

I. Tool Development, Customization, and Support

    1. Creation and maintenance of new software tools that support production needs.
    2. Integration of newly developed tools with existing in-house tools and code base.
    3. Creation of documentation and tutorials for tools and integrations.
    4. Modification and maintenance of existing tools to suit the needs of the studio, projects, and artists.
    5. Provide help desk assistance to production for new and existing tools.
    6. Uphold quality standards and vision set forth by the by the Head of Pipeline.

II. Pipeline Workflows and Collaboration

    1. Work with artists, leads, and supervisors to understand day to day production workflow needs.
    2. Collaborate with the Pipeline Designers, Developers, and TDs to map out and optimize common workflows and tool integration.
    3. Research and recommend improvements to existing workflows or new workflows that will improve productivity or communication.

Position Requirements

    2+ years experience working in a production environment.

    High level of proficiency developing software in python.

    Experience creating GUI applications using PySide or PyQt.

    Strong understanding of storage and performance issues that arise in large visual effects productions.

    Knowledge of Maya and Arnold preferred.

    Knowledge of Shotgun preferred, including experience with Shotgun Pipeline Toolkit, Shotgun python API, and administration of a hosted Shotgun site.

    Experience with Qube render farms preferred.

    Experience with Windows OS preferred. Knowledge of Linux command line a plus.

    Must be able to prioritize requests and have effective communication skills.

    Detail oriented with a strong ability to multi-task.

How To Apply

If you meet the above qualifications, please submit your résumé to jobs@psyop.tv - Please be sure to include “Pipeline Technical Director" in the subject line.


Unity 3D Programmer (Psyop Games)

Psyop Games is looking for an engineer with a passion for creating amazing interactive experiences, across all disciplines of game development engineering. This exciting role will involve everything from rapid gameplay prototyping to finding obscure bugs in final release candidate builds, and everything in between. As such, the engineer being sought must be as comfortable writing AI code as they are polishing game control mechanics or creating 3D camera systems. Strong verbal and written communications skills are essential, and US Citizenship or a valid US Green Card are required.

This role will be located in our Los Angeles office.

Experience & Skills

The qualifications and priorities for the Designer/Concept Artist positions are:

  • 2+ years of professional programming experience Fluency in C# Expert knowledge of Unity3D tools and technology
  • Excellent interpersonal communication Analytical problem solving skills Initiative, creativity, and flexibility

Bonus Skills:

  • C/C++ experience Excellent mathematical skills

How To Apply

If you meet the above qualifications, please submit your résumé/website/samples of your work to jobs@psyop.tv Please be sure to include “Unity 3D Programmer-LA” in the subject line.


Designer/Concept Artist

Experience + Skills

Psyop is currently in search of Designer/Concept Artists for our LA office. The qualifications and priorities for the Designer/Concept Artist positions are:

  • Ability to think conceptually and problem solve on a creative level.
  • Proficient in various design styles from illustrative, photo-real to highly stylized.
  • Strong design and illustration aesthetic.
  • Collaborate with the creative and production team.
  • Self-motivated and excellent time management.

Qualifications

  • Photo-real compositing in Photoshop.
  • Knowledge of Cinema 4D, Maya or Softimage a plus.

How To Apply

If you meet the above qualifications, please submit your résumé/website/samples of your work to jobs@psyop.tv Please be sure to include “Designer/Concept Artist-LA" in the subject line.


Compositor

Experience & Skills

Psyop is currently in search of Compositors for our LA office. The qualifications and priorities are:

  • Experienced Nuke artists comfortable compositing rendered CG (node-based).
  • Must have an organized workflow, and a strong creative eye for photo-real color, composition, physical lighting/shading and movement.
  • Experience with Python and customization via the Nuke SDK a plus.
  • Must be able to work within a team, independently, and take directions well.
  • Be able to communicate creative and technical thoughts.
  • Must be able to meet tight deadlines.

We are currently seeking artists of all talent levels, junior through supervisor. Generalist skills a plus.

How to Apply

If you meet the above qualifications, please submit your résumé/website/samples of your work to jobs@psyop.tv Please be sure to include “Compositor-LA” in the subject line.


FX Artist

Experience + Skills

Psyop is currently in search of FX Artists for our LA office. The qualifications and priorities are:

  • Seeking Houdini FX artists.
  • Must have experience creating large scale destruction effects, such as explosions and building destruction.
  • Must be comfortable operating on a fast paced commercials timeline.
  • Python experience a plus.
  • Must be able to work within a team, independently, and take directions well.
  • Be able to communicate creative and technical thoughts.
  • Must be able to meet tight deadlines.

We are currently seeking artists of all talent levels, junior through supervisor. Generalist skills a plus.

How To Apply

If you meet the above qualifications, please submit your résumé/website/samples of your work to jobs@psyop.tv Please be sure to include “FX Artist-LA” in the subject line.


Lighter

Experience + Skills

Psyop is currently in search of Lighters for our LA office. The qualifications and priorities are:

  • Seeking Maya Arnold lighters.
  • Ideal candidate will have experience using MtoA.
  • Must have strong understanding of physical lighting techniques and color management.
  • Must be capable of creating optimized scenes that render quickly and efficiently, striking a good balance between look and speed.
  • Experience with programming and the Arnold SDK a plus.
  • Must be able to work within a team, independently, and take directions well.
  • Be able to communicate creative and technical thoughts.
  • Must be able to meet tight deadlines.

We are currently seeking artists of all talent levels, junior through supervisor. Generalist skills a plus.

How To Apply

If you meet the above qualifications, please submit your résumé/website/samples of your work to jobs@psyop.tv Please be sure to include “Lighter-LA" in the subject line.


Animator

Experience + Skills

Psyop is currently in search of Animators for our LA office. The qualifications and priorities are:

  • Seeking Maya character animators.
  • Must be capable of creating physically plausible actions with realistic human motion.
  • Must have experience working with mocap and large multi-character scenes.
  • Must be capable of working within the parameters of an animation pipeline.
  • Must be able to work within a team, independently, and take directions well.
  • Be able to communicate creative and technical thoughts.
  • Must be able to meet tight deadlines.

We are currently seeking artists of all talent levels, junior through supervisor. Generalist skills a plus.

How To Apply

If you meet the above qualifications, please submit your résumé/website/samples of your work to jobs@psyop.tv Please be sure to include “Animator-LA” in the subject line.


Rigger

Experience + Skills

Psyop is currently in search of a Rigger for our LA office. The qualifications and priorities are:

  • Seeking experienced Maya character riggers.
  • Must have a strong technically-oriented mindset, as well as a strong sense of human anatomy and joint placement.
  • Some level of scripting ability with python/mel is expected, and more advanced scripting abilities are a plus.
  • Familiarity with motion capture preferred.
  • Must be able to work within a team, independently, and take directions well.
  • Must be able to meet tight deadlines.

We are currently seeking artists of all talent levels, junior through supervisor. Generalist skills a plus.

How To Apply

If you meet the above qualifications, please submit your résumé/website/samples of your work to jobs@psyop.tv Please be sure to include “Rigger-LA” in the subject line.


Modeling/Texture Artist

Experience + Skills

Psyop is currently in search of a Modeling/Texture Artist in our LA office. The qualifications and priorities are:

  • Seeking artists with top-notch modeling and texturing skills.
  • Expertise with hard surface and/or organic modeling.
  • Must have a strong understanding of geometry topology, as well as strong design sense.
  • Must be comfortable working in a commercials timeline.
  • Must be able to work within a team, independently, and take directions well.
  • Be able to communicate creative and technical thoughts.

We are currently seeking artists of all talent levels, junior through supervisor. Generalist skills a plus.

How To Apply

If you meet the above qualifications, please submit your résumé/website/samples of your work to jobs@psyop.tv Please be sure to include “Modeling/Texture Artist-LA” in the subject line.


Sr. Producer

Psyop is currently in search of Senior Producers in our LA office. Applicants must be accomplished, hands on producers that are great communicators, have solid leadership skills and are team players.

Experience + Skills

The qualifications and priorities for the Senior Producer positions are:

  • Must have a passion for animation, design and live action production.
  • Must be self motivated, show initiative and exude calm in stressful situations.
  • Must be highly organized and show a keen attention to detail.
  • Strong communication skills when liasing with both our internal teams and clients.
  • Solid understanding and experience with budgeting, scheduling and actualizing.
  • Must be open and willing to source freelance or staff talent.

Qualifications

  • 5+ years experience producing high end commercials.
  • Must have sound understanding of the 3d & 2d pipeline and process.
  • On set experience preferred.

How To Apply

If you meet the above qualifications, please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@psyop.tv Please be sure to include “Sr. Producer-LA” in the subject line.


VR Executive Producer

Experience + Skills

Psyop is currently in search of a VR Executive Producer for our LA office. The qualifications and priorities for the position are:

  • 5-10 years experience in business development and/or executive producing content in the media and entertainment industry.
  • Deep contacts and relationships with prospective clients including brands, film studios, gaming studios, music industry and/or OTT providers.
  • Intimate knowledge of and contacts in the VR ecosystem.
  • Ability to identify key players/clients.
  • Must develop key understanding of VR workflow and pipeline.
  • Experienced speaker/presenter, effective and engaging with large and small audiences.
  • Ability to problem solve and be solution based.
  • Must cope well with stress and tight deadlines
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Team player with a can do attitude.
  • How To Apply

    If you meet the above qualifications, please submit your résumé/website/samples of your work to jobs@psyop.tv Please be sure to include “VR Executive Producer-LA” in the subject line.

Design Intern

Experience + Skills

Psyop is currently in search of Designers for both our Los Angeles and New York City offices. This is an exciting opportunity for artists who are recent graduates or are in their final semester of school with a passion for design, illustration and animation.

We are seeking candidates who are:

  • Proficient in Photoshop, painting and photo compositing.
  • Have variation in styles: character design, matte painting, typography, etc.
  • Knowledge of 3D is a plus.

We are looking for team players with a can do attitude. Must be able to work well within a team environment and take direction.

How To Apply

If you meet the above qualifications, please submit a link to your work along with a resume and cover letter to: jobs@psyop.tv. Please include "Design Intern" in the subject line. Thank you!


Sr. Rigger

Experience + Skills

Psyop is currently in search of a Senior Rigger to work onsite at our office in Los Angeles. We are searching for staff and freelance artists. The qualifications and priorities are:

  • Must have a strong technically oriented mindset, as well as a strong sense of human anatomy and joint replacement.
  • Fluency in python/mel is expected.
  • Experience with high end rigging systems for both humans and creatures.
  • Ability to rig, weigh and setup controls and interface for characters, cars, etc.
  • Must be able to creatively solve problems in production and create tools to facilitate unusual work flows - Collaboration with animation and character teams to create set ups and control rigs.
  • Expert rigging with Maya.
  • Expert understanding of mesh deformation.
  • Must be able to work within a team, independently, and take direction.
  • Must be able to meet tight deadlines.
  • Familiarity with motion capture and cloth dynamics is a plus.

How To Apply

If you meet the above qualifications, please submit your résumé and demo reel to jobs@psyop.tv Please be sure to include “Senior Rigger LA" in the subject line.


About Psyop

Psyop is a production company led by directors with a simple mission: to craft compelling experiences that viewers seek out and share. Celebrated for groundbreaking work across platforms, Psyop specializes in creating content led by thoughtful design and breathtaking art. Psyop has offices in New York, Los Angeles, and Vancouver.

Sr. Producer

Psyop is currently in search of Senior Producers in our NY office. Applicants must be accomplished, hands on producers that are great communicators, have solid leadership skills and are team players.

Experience + Skills

The qualifications and priorities for the Senior Producer positions are:

  • Must have a passion for animation, design and live action production.
  • Must be self motivated, show initiative and exude calm in stressful situations.
  • Must be highly organized and show a keen attention to detail.
  • Strong communication skills when liasing with both our internal teams and clients.
  • Solid understanding and experience with budgeting, scheduling and actualizing.
  • Must be open and willing to source freelance or staff talent.

Qualifications

  • 5+ years experience producing high end commercials.
  • Must have sound understanding of the 3d & 2d pipeline and process.
  • On set experience preferred.

How To Apply

If you meet the above qualifications, please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@psyop.tv Please be sure to include “Sr. Producer-LA” in the subject line.


Designer/Concept Artist

Experience + Skills

Psyop is currently in search of Designer/Concept Artists for our NY office. The qualifications and priorities for the Designer/Concept Artist positions are:

  • Ability to think conceptually and problem solve on a creative level.
  • Proficient in various design styles from illustrative, photo-real to highly stylized.
  • Strong design and illustration aesthetic.
  • Collaborate with the creative and production team.
  • Self-motivated and excellent time management.

Qualifications

  • Photo-real compositing in Photoshop.
  • Knowledge of Cinema 4D, Maya or Softimage a plus.

How To Apply

If you meet the above qualifications, please submit your résumé/website/samples of your work to jobs@psyop.tv Please be sure to include “Designer/Concept Artist-LA" in the subject line.


Compositor

Experience & Skills

Psyop is currently in search of Compositors for our NY office. The qualifications and priorities are:

  • Experienced Nuke artists comfortable compositing rendered CG (node-based).
  • Must have an organized workflow, and a strong creative eye for photo-real color, composition, physical lighting/shading and movement.
  • Experience with Python and customization via the Nuke SDK a plus.
  • Must be able to work within a team, independently, and take directions well.
  • Be able to communicate creative and technical thoughts.
  • Must be able to meet tight deadlines.

We are currently seeking artists of all talent levels, junior through supervisor. Generalist skills a plus.

How to Apply

If you meet the above qualifications, please submit your résumé/website/samples of your work to jobs@psyop.tv Please be sure to include “Compositor-LA” in the subject line.


FX Artist

Experience + Skills

Psyop is currently in search of FX Artists for our NY office. The qualifications and priorities are:

  • Seeking Houdini FX artists.
  • Must have experience creating large scale destruction effects, such as explosions and building destruction.
  • Must be comfortable operating on a fast paced commercials timeline.
  • Python experience a plus.
  • Must be able to work within a team, independently, and take directions well.
  • Be able to communicate creative and technical thoughts.
  • Must be able to meet tight deadlines.

We are currently seeking artists of all talent levels, junior through supervisor. Generalist skills a plus.

How To Apply

If you meet the above qualifications, please submit your résumé/website/samples of your work to jobs@psyop.tv Please be sure to include “FX Artist-LA” in the subject line.


Lighter

Experience + Skills

Psyop is currently in search of Lighters in our NY office. The qualifications and priorities are:

  • Seeking Maya Arnold lighters.
  • Ideal candidate will have experience using MtoA.
  • Must have strong understanding of physical lighting techniques and color management.
  • Must be capable of creating optimized scenes that render quickly and efficiently, striking a good balance between look and speed.
  • Experience with programming and the Arnold SDK a plus.
  • Must be able to work within a team, independently, and take directions well.
  • Be able to communicate creative and technical thoughts.
  • Must be able to meet tight deadlines.

We are currently seeking artists of all talent levels, junior through supervisor. Generalist skills a plus.

How To Apply

If you meet the above qualifications, please submit your résumé/website/samples of your work to jobs@psyop.tv Please be sure to include “Lighter-LA” in the subject line.


Modeling/Texture Artist

Experience + Skills

Psyop is currently in search of a Modeling/Texture Artist in our NY office. The qualifications and priorities are:

  • Seeking artists with top-notch modeling and texturing skills.
  • Expertise with hard surface and/or organic modeling.
  • Must have a strong understanding of geometry topology, as well as strong design sense.
  • Must be comfortable working in a commercials timeline.
  • Must be able to work within a team, independently, and take directions well.
  • Be able to communicate creative and technical thoughts.

We are currently seeking artists of all talent levels, junior through supervisor. Generalist skills a plus.

How To Apply

If you meet the above qualifications, please submit your résumé/website/samples of your work to jobs@psyop.tv Please be sure to include “Modeling/Texture Artist-LA” in the subject line.


Sr. Rigger

Experience + Skills

Psyop is currently in search of a Senior Rigger to work onsite at our office in Los Angeles. We are searching for staff and freelance artists. The qualifications and priorities are:

  • Must have a strong technically oriented mindset, as well as a strong sense of human anatomy and joint replacement.
  • Fluency in python/mel is expected.
  • Experience with high end rigging systems for both humans and creatures.
  • Ability to rig, weigh and setup controls and interface for characters, cars, etc.
  • Must be able to creatively solve problems in production and create tools to facilitate unusual work flows - Collaboration with animation and character teams to create set ups and control rigs.
  • Expert rigging with Maya.
  • Expert understanding of mesh deformation.
  • Must be able to work within a team, independently, and take direction.
  • Must be able to meet tight deadlines.
  • Familiarity with motion capture and cloth dynamics is a plus.

How To Apply

If you meet the above qualifications, please submit your résumé and demo reel to jobs@psyop.tv Please be sure to include “Senior Rigger-LA" in the subject line.


Design Intern

Experience + Skills

Psyop is currently in search of Designers for both our Los Angeles and New York City offices. This is an exciting opportunity for artists who are recent graduates or are in their final semester of school with a passion for design, illustration and animation.

We are seeking candidates who are:

  • Proficient in Photoshop, painting and photo compositing.
  • Have variation in styles: character design, matte painting, typography, etc.
  • Knowledge of 3D is a plus.

We are looking for team players with a can do attitude. Must be able to work well within a team environment and take direction.

How To Apply

If you meet the above qualifications, please submit a link to your work along with a resume and cover letter to: jobs@psyop.tv. Please include "Design Intern" in the subject line. Thank you!


About Psyop

Psyop is a production company led by directors with a simple mission: to craft compelling experiences that viewers seek out and share. Celebrated for groundbreaking work across platforms, Psyop specializes in creating content led by thoughtful design and breathtaking art. Psyop has offices in New York, Los Angeles, and Vancouver.