Technical Director - 2D Animation Series for Warner Bros.

Technical Director · Kilkenny , n/a
Department Technical Director
Employment Type Contract 40 hours per week
Minimum Experience Experienced

Lighthouse Studios is currently seeking a talented and experienced Technical Director to work on an exciting new show "Little Ellen" for Warner Bros.! The 2D-animated series Little Ellen finds the talk-show host exploring imaginary lands, making new friends, making mistakes and will include musical numbers as well.


As a Technical Director you will join our international crew working in a fast paced and vibrant environment while based in the beautiful medieval city of Kilkenny.  You will join the existing team and contribute to the animation process. We look forward to working with you!


Why you should work here

Working at Lighthouse means that you are dedicated to our shared cause of producing animated content of the highest possible quality for a global audience. This means that you can rest assured that the projects you work on at Lighthouse will be ones that you can be truly proud of.

Working at Lighthouse will give you the opportunity to not only learn from some of the most talented individuals in the industry, but also discover new cultures and new ways of working. In addition to learning from your colleagues, you also have the opportunity to partake in our in-house learning and development programme, so you can be sure that your time at Lighthouse will be beneficial for you not only now but for years to come.

Of course, we also have many other benefits such as a pension plan, employee assistance programme, health and wellness benefits, regular crew parties and much more!

Key responsibilities:


  • Responsible for the overall pipeline development in conjunction with IT
  • Accountable for overall pipeline and workflow performance
  • Oversee all internal and external project dependencies, risks, and critical paths; ensure contingency plan is in place; recommend solutions and approve plan and timelines
  • Working hands-on with the department heads and production personnel to help overcome technical difficulties on the production


This list is not exhaustive and might be complemented by reasonable and related tasks that are requested of you.


Key requirements:


  • 5+ years of production experience
  • 1+ years of experience as a 2D Technical Director
  • Thorough knowledge of computer animation
  • Ability to manage time according to current priorities in an efficient manner
  • Ability to work in a self-directed manner
  • Expert knowledge in ToonBoom Harmony
  • Expert knowledge in Python
  • A good understanding of production-wide workflows and handover processes
  • Ability to problem solve independently
  • Ability to work fast and efficiently applying industry standard techniques
  • Ability to communicate well with directors and supervisors
  • Shotgun knowledge an asset
  • English a requirement


About Lighthouse Studios

Lighthouse Studios first burst on to the animation scene in 2017 with one promise – to always deliver the highest possible quality in visual storytelling. Since then, we have been making good on that promise, working with the likes of content giants Amazon, Netflix and Cinesite to produce world-class 2D animations for audiences across the globe.

Based in the neo-gothic Kieran’s College in medieval Kilkenny, our studio is a real melting pot of different talents, cultures and personalities. With over 150 crew members from around the world all driven towards the same goal, our creative projects are always hugely ambitious and yet fun to work on.

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  • Location
    Kilkenny , n/a
  • Department
    Technical Director
  • Employment Type
    Contract 40 hours per week
  • Minimum Experience