Data-Ops Technician – Prime Focus/Gener8 – Vancouver
Data-Ops are responsible for keeping the studio’s data flowing smoothly between our studios worldwide, as well as to our clients and suppliers. Using tools such as Aspera/Faspex, rsync, robocopy, and Thinkbox Deadline, our Data-Ops department is responsible for the efficient movement of all data into and out of the facility.
Data-Ops co-ordinate with production to balance priorities and allocate bandwidth appropriately, dynamically adjusting our transfers to ensure timely delivery of assets. They provide the production team with ETA’s and status reports at regular intervals.
The respectful candidate is a part of a team that often provides 24/7 coverage, and applicants should expect and be able to accept shift assignments evenings, nights, and weekends.
Monitor, manage and keep the render farm running at maximum capacity
Monitor, manage and check rendered shots, verifying delivery for dailies & rounds
Maintain rendering priorities and resource allocations for various productions
Assist artists with render job submissions and errors
Monitor infrastructure servers and escalate problems
Handle studio help desk calls after hours and on weekends
Other duties and responsibilities consistent with your position as may be assigned to you from time to time
Basic Linux experience
General technical troubleshooting experience
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
Good organizational skills and attention to detail
Ability to handle a fast paced, occasionally high pressure environment
Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
Willingness to work very flexible hours, including weekends, evenings or nights when production schedules require
Basic shell scripting experience preferred
Experience with Aspera, SFTP, rsync, and Robocopy, Python, and Thinkbox’s Deadline render manager are not required, but would be significant advantages for an applicant.
If you are interested, please send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
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