Added by on 2017-11-16

Render Supervisor

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Everything will be awesome when you’re part of the team! Animal Logic – the studio that brought you The LEGO Movie – is looking for a Render Supervisor. The Render Supervisor will be responsible for managing the delivery of data to and from production, managing render priorities and storage resources, as well as leading and mentoring the Render team. This is a fulltime, permanent role that reports to the Head of IT.

Key Responsibilities Include:

Work with digital artists to ensure the smooth delivery of final rendered CG elements for animation of the film
Manage and monitor performance, quality, and completeness of work within the Render team to ensure that team goals for responsiveness, quality, and service levels are met or exceeded
Act as main point of contact for production specific render needs
Monitor incoming requests, and delegate work efficiently to ensure successful completion of projects and tasks across crew members of all skill levels
Provide assistance as the first level of escalation for sensitive or technical issues
Participate in the recruiting process for new employees as required
Set and balance the daily tasks of the Rendering team in conjunction with production needs
Monitor critical systems using Zabbix or Zenoss
Monitor farm, perform job retries, keep track of hardware count, send out farm reports
Manage virtual file systems by managing quotas & cleanup
Backup management- check daily backups, load tapes as needed, do restore as requested
Archive Management – take completed shot files and prep for archive onto tape
Aspera management- create accounts, monitor transfers, cleanup Aspera accounts
Execute playlists and monitor vidouts/filmouts on the farm
Receive all portable media & ensure compliance with MPAA and client security standards
Camera equipment- check in/out using asset management tools
Work with production and tech staff to create render & storage projections
Escalate pipeline issues with TD’s to facilitate troubleshooting
Maintain communication with production to identify priorities and provide regular updates on all outstanding requests
Support open communication between operations, production, production management, R&D and all AL departments


5-6 years in a production environment as a Render Supervisor
University degree or equivalent experience
Previous leadership experience in a similar position managing a group of Render Wranglers
Unix experience or familiarity (proficiency with basic tools)
Experience with data transfer applications like Aspera or Signiant
Experience working with relational databases and data management concepts
Strong understanding of render forecasting methods
Knowledge of backup & archiving processes within a major visual effect or animation studio
Familiarity with most basic system administration tools and processes
Familiarity with networked/distributed computing concepts
Familiarity with scripting languages (eg. Perl, Python) is an asset
Excellent troubleshooting and documentation skills
Desire to provide excellent customer support in a production environment
Excellent communication skills and ability to work with people with various levels of technical proficiency in English language
Strong work ethic, and the ability to take direction is essential
Interest in computer animation and visual effects is an asset

Follow the link to apply now: http://www.animallog…om/Careers/Jobs
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