Added by on 2017-01-03

Ilion Animation Studios Recruiting Render Wrangling Lead, Production Coordinator, Senior Compositing Artist, SetUp and Rigging SR Artist, Storyboard Artist, Software Engineer, Production Assistant, Matte Painter Artist, Crowds Animator, Character Design Lead, FX Artist, Linux Senior Systems Administrator, Lighting Artist & Animator

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Render Wrangling Lead

Department: Render Wrangling

Description

Ilion Animation Studios is seeking for a Render Lead to monitor and control the rendering process and manage the render farm and render team.

Main responsibilities

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
Manage Render team to ensure overall team and individual performance levels, continued professional development, and address any issues with quality of work
Support open communication between operations, production, production management, R&D and the rest of the Company
Provide first level of escalation for sensitive or technically difficult problems
Participate in the recruiting and interview process for new employees as required

Qualifications

High level of English language is required
Windows experience or familiarity (proficiency with basic tools)
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, analyzing and documentation skills
Ability to work under pressure if required
Excellent communication skills and ability to work with people with various levels of technical proficiency
Ability to anticipate problems
Attention to detail
Desire to provide excellent customer support in a production environment
Creativity and innovation
Commitment
Flexibility and adaptability

Apply here:- http://old.ilion.com/jobs/render-wrangling-lead
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Production Coordinator

Department: Production

Description

As a Production Coordinator you are an integral part of the production process in keeping the department(s) running smoothly. A Production Coordinator works closely with their Production Supervisor, Department Head and Artists in the department(s) they are assigned.

Main responsibilities

● Understands the department(s) and works with Production Supervisor and Department Head to maintain and manage the department schedule.
● Under the guidance of the Production Supervisor, tracks progress of tasks for assigned artists or sequences in Shotgun to reflect scheduled, in-progress, and completed departmental work. Collaborate with other coordinators and supervisors to keep all data accurate and current.
● Partner with the Production Supervisor and Department Head to set the priorities of the department taking into account the priorities of the show that are established by the Production Supervisors and the Production Manager.
● Follows up with Artist Leads on a daily basis to ensure task deliveries remain on schedule
● Assists Production Supervisor with maintaining quotas, deadlines & inventory, ensuring departmental productivity goals are consistently met. Generate weekly report from department, quota… Bring concerns about potential schedule or budget overruns to the Production Supervisor and Production Manager.
● Understands the department’s workflow from the area she/he is attached to and understands the dependencies from departments of other areas. Act as a point of coordination of work that enters and leaves the department ensuring procedures are followed to ensure workflow from one department to the next is as seamless as possible.
● Communicates with other departments regarding department needs
● Proactively respond to requests for information and assistance from those within and outside of the department.
● Stays abreast of issues on the floor and elevates information appropriately to Production Supervisor.
● Acts as a secondary contact for questions when the Production Supervisor is unavailable.
● Assists the Department Head and CG Supervisor in dealing with issues related to the department
● Coordinates crew meetings.
● Schedule meetings at the request of the Department Head and Lead(s). Proactively maintain the calendar with alertness to topics, deadlines and conflicts. Manage the schedules of key personnel.
● Responsible for multiple dailies sessions each day, as well as client reviews.
● Ensure proper preparation for all meetings and reviews. Set up Cinesync/RV sessions. Record and publish notes from meetings and reviews that accurately reflect action items and an appropriate sense of urgency.
● Review all incoming notes for department relevance and distribute as needed
● Able to navigate the asset browser. Able to pull up shots and models, using Shotgun, and manages technical issues during rounds and approvals.
● Willing to take on new challenges in order to have a more detailed knowledge of the department and pipeline.
● Mentor the Production Assistants.
● Helps maintain a positive team environment.

Qualifications

● Three years of practical experience, preferably as a Production Coordinator in feature-animation film production or VFX production.
● Bachelor’s degree in film, art, communications or related field.
● Strong work ethic
● Positive attitude and effective interpersonal skills
● Ability to take direction positively, work well within a team and thrive under the pressure of tight deadlines
● Candidates should be well organized, highly self-motivated individuals who function well in fast-paced, frenetic production-based environment.
● Willingness to take initiative and resolve problems
● Great attention to detail
● Ability to work well both independently and as part of a team
● Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
● Professional working knowledge of Google Spreadsheets, Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word.
● Experience with production tracking software is a plus (for example, Shotgun)
● Must speak/write Spanish and English
● Must be a European Union Resident.

Apply here:- http://old.ilion.com/jobs/production-coordinator
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Senior Compositing Artist

Department: Compositing

Description

Improves the movie’s final frame by compositing the stereoscopic images created by the lighting, matte painting and Special FX departments.

Main responsibilities

Work closely with the Compositing Supervisor to establish the working techniques and the pipeline of the stereoscopic projects.
Improves the movie’s final frame by compositing the stereoscopic images created by the lighting, matte painting and special fx departments.
Working closely with Lighting and Compositing Leads, will determine best approach to solve compositing challenges and develop final overall look.
Work closely with the Lighting and Compositing Leads to identify potentially problematic areas of the film’s sequences compositing and look design, and work to find solutions that meet the movie’s creative as well as production needs.
Reports to the Compositing Supervisor.

Qualifications

Thorough knowledge and ability to use the tools that produce Digital Composites such as Nuke, Shake, Boujou, PF Track, Flame and Photoshop.
Deep understanding of the artistic concepts of colour and composition.
Deep knowledge and understanding of cameras and film lenses.
Deep Knowledge of set up for camera tracking and matches moving.
Deep knowledge of stereoscopic workflows.

Apply here:- http://old.ilion.com/jobs/senior-compositing-artist
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SetUp & Rigging SR Artist

Department: SetUp

Description

Designs, implements and creates animation controls and deformation systems to control 3D geometry which may represent characters, creatures, vehicles, props for a movie production , according to the technical guidelines of the character rigging supervisor.

Main responsibilities

Designs, implements and creates animation controls and deformation systems to control 3D geometry which may represent characters, creatures, vehicles, props for a movie production , according to the technical guidelines of the character rigging supervisor.
Works with animators to ensure building of most effective animation controls.
Works with Department Developers to develops tools, procedures and interfaces to optimize setup pipeline, writing scripts to facilitate workflow improvements in Python or MEL, or working with a programmer to enable them to make such improvements effectively.
Works with character modelers to explore character geometry topology which has the most efficient deformation in practical playback speed.
Brainstorming new techniques and ideas for user interfaces, deformation tools, and character specific rigging solutions.
Reports to the Set Up & Rigging Supervisor.
Supports the department supervisor managing and helping other artists.

Qualifications

• Strong technical knowledge of Autodesk Maya.
• Strong understanding of anatomy and motion.
• Good understanding of existing rigging techniques and muscles deformations.
• Strong knowledge of Python and MEL.

Apply here:- http://old.ilion.com/jobs/setup-rigging-sr-artist
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Storyboard Artist

Department: Storyboard

Description

Main responsibilities

Work with creative supervisors to discuss objectives of storyboard, receiving written and verbal descriptions of the sequences
Create quick thumbnail sketches through to finished detailed storyboard panels
Create storyboards by implementing storytelling objectives
Illustrate script pages and come up with story ideas
Pitch storyboards when required
Work with director and head of story to define staging, pacing and camera action
Develop character personality and dramatic/comedic action
Ensure all storyboard notes are added.
Ensure quality and style of show is consistently achieved in storyboard work.
Meet all deadlines as determined by the Production Team.
Follow proper document management requirements (i.e., file naming and storage) according to the production’s guidelines.

Qualifications

Degree or certificate in art or related field and/or equivalent graphic design experience
Practical knowledge of cinematic language, acting and staging
Must be able to express story and character emotions through drawings
Strong knowledge of Photoshop and Wacom Cintiq tablet.

Apply here:http://old.ilion.com/jobs/storyboard-artist
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Software Engineer

Department: Production Engineering Team

Description

The Production Engineering Team is responsible for the design, implementation and ongoing maintenance of the global computer animation pipeline used to create our beautiful films.
We’re looking for a software engineer who is committed to creating and maintaining world-class production tools. If you are a highly motivated individual with a deep understanding of software application engineering, an ability to collaborate with large cross-functional teams, and are skilled in designing and implementing robust, easy to maintain code, this may be the role for you.
In this role, you will be responsible for feature development and bug fixing for proprietary software used by concurrent film productions. We need our engineers to be versatile, display leadership qualities and be enthusiastic to tackle new problems as we continue to push technology forward.

Main responsibilities

Design, develop, test, deploy, maintain and improve software.
Manage individual project priorities, deadlines and deliverables.
Partner with Artists and other Engineers to iterate, debug, document and refine tools and processes for feature film production.
Embrace and introduce technology innovations to keep Ilion on the cutting edge of industry tools and best practices.
Push your teammates to become stronger engineers. They will do the same for you.
Evangelize new technologies and techniques to artistic and technical colleagues.

Qualifications

Software development experience in one or more general purpose programming languages.
Solid engineering skills with an appreciation of code craft, code health, and addressing technical debt.
Excellent problem solving skills with high attention to detail, balancing quick turnaround with long-term quality.
Ability to triage incoming issues and provide rapid response/resolution.
Working proficiency and communication skills in verbal and written English.
Ability to work with a team to deliver high-quality software in a fast paced, dynamic, deadline oriented environment.
Have a startup personality: smart, ethical, friendly, hard-working and productive.
BS degree in Computer Science, similar technical field of study or equivalent practical experience.
Demonstrated ability to create positive and effective working relationships with internal and external groups of coworkers.
Scripting skills with expertise in Python, PyQt and/or Maya MEL.
Knowledge of platforms such as Maya, Houdini, Mari or Nuke.
Experience creating and maintaining automated tests to catch key issues as early as possible.
Production experience and/or working with visual artists.
Experience contributing to open source projects.

Apply here:- http://old.ilion.com/jobs/software-engineer
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Production Assistant

Department: Production

Description

The Production Assistant provides overall general production assistance to the Production Coordinator, Production Supervisor and Production Artists within a specific department

Main responsibilities

● ŸProvides overall general assistance to the Production Coordinator, Production Supervisor and crew within a specific department.
● Under the guidance of the Production Supervisor, tracks progress of tasks for assigned artists or sequences in the production tracking system.
● Assists Production Supervisor with department calendar and handles the scheduling for the Department Head. Interacts with department leadership.
● Assists Production Supervisor with maintaining quotas, deadlines & inventory, ensuring departmental productivity goals are consistently met.
● Understands the department and works with Supervisor to maintain and manage the department schedule.
● Follows up with Artist Leads on a daily basis to ensure task deliveries remain on schedule; communicates any schedule changes to appropriate Artist Leads, Supervisors and Production team as needed.
● Responsible for multiple dailies sessions each day, as well as client reviews.
● Set up Cinesync/RV sessions
● Ensure proper preparation for all meetings and reviews. Record and publish notes from meetings and reviews that accurately reflect action items and an appropriate sense of urgency.
● Able to navigate the asset browser. Able to pull up shots and models, using Shotgun, and manages technical issues during rounds and approvals.
● Awareness of work in progress in the department.Ÿ
● Enter and maintain production data in the studio’s production database to reflect scheduled, in-progress, and completed departmental work. Collaborate with other coordinators and managers to keep all data accurate and current.
● Schedule meetings at the request of the Manager and Lead(s). Proactively maintain the calendar with alertness to topics, deadlines and conflicts. Manage the schedules of key personnel.
● Proactively respond to requests for information and assistance from those within and outside of the department.
● Acts as a secondary contact for questions when the Production Supervisor and/or Production Coordinator are unavailable.
● Responsible for various daily office activities: schedules meetings, books rooms, prepares items for shipment, copies, files, types up notes and distributes accordingly and distributes and collects timecards for the department.
● Familiar with specific day to day requirements for the department.
● Communicates with other departments regarding department needs.
● Willing to take on new challenges in order to have a more detailed knowledge of the department and pipeline.
● Review all incoming notes for department relevance and distribute as needed

Qualifications

● Bachelor’s degree in film, art, communications or related field.
● Strong work ethic
● Candidates should be well organized, highly self-motivated individuals who function well in fast-paced, frenetic production-based environment.
● Willingness to take initiative and resolve problems
● Great attention to detail
● Ability to work well both independently and as part of a team within a fast-paced, dynamic, deadline-orientated environment
● Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
● Professional working knowledge of Google Spreadsheets, Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word.
● Experience with production tracking software is a plus (for example, Shotgun)
● Must speak/write Spanish and English
● Must be a European Union Resident.

Apply here:- http://old.ilion.com/jobs/production-assistant
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Matte Painter Artist

Department: Matte Painting

Description

The matte painter creates visually stunning backgrounds which match and marry to the film’s style and 3D requirements, using direction given by the Supervisor, Art Director and Production Designer.

Main responsibilities

Creates 2D background mattes or projection artwork for geometry / paintings / plates for a 3D animated feature film.
Creates the 2D painted backgrounds required to complete any 3D environments, sets or scenes on the film, while working with the design and modeling departments
Introduces innovative ideas through his/her work creating matte paintings for the production, which work with the film’s goals, and in 3D animation.

Qualifications

Experience of 2 or more years in animation film, as matte painter
Strong skills in painting, drawing, composition, color matching.
Ability to create matte paintings stylistically and / or photo realistically using 2D and 3D applications
Basic computer literacy, skills in Photoshop
Knowledge of 3D software
Ability to integrate illustration with existing 3D environments
Painting (photorealism)

Apply here:http://old.ilion.com/jobs/matte-painter-artist
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Crowds Animator

Department: CROWDS

Description

Responsible for generating animation cycles for use in crowd simulations, as well as animating background characters in shots.

Main responsibilities

Animate crowd cycles.
If necessary, fix the mesh for finalling the animation.
Work closely with the Crowds technical team to ensure proper incorporation of the animation cycles.
Finish high quality work for Director or Lead approval in a timely manner

Qualifications

Production experience in computer animation, visual effects, or game industry.
Understanding of crowds system: agents, behavior, simulation
Familiar with crowd systems such as Golaem, Massive, etc.
Strong working knowledge of Maya or Houdini
Familiar with procedural rendering in Arnold
Good understanding of shape, composition, physical motion, weight and balance.
Advanced English level
Sense of humour
Strong creative and technical communication skills
Able to prioritize appropriately and always meet deadlines.
Set an optimistic tone on the show and promote communication and teamwork
Demonstrated organizational skills, including a strong attention to detail
Strong problem solving skills

Apply here:- http://old.ilion.com/jobs/crowds-animator
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Character Design Lead

Department: Character Design

Description

The lead of character design works under the supervision of the Film Director and the Production Designer to lead the team of character designers in the creation of art assets, and maintains the established aesthetic of the characters through the production process. She/He sets the tone for character creation.

Main responsibilities

Conceptualizes the artistic style
Assist the Production Designer to oversee the development of the film characters by a team of character designers.
Monitors the creation of high-quality art assets, supplying enough information for 3D modeling developments.
Coordinates with modelling department to recreate designs in 3D
Assign the work to each artist, according to his or her skills.
Leads by example. Demonstrates, communicates and exemplifies clear expectations for quality of work, productivity, communication and professionalism to the team.

Qualifications

5 or more years of experience as Lead in the animation industry.
Strong traditional drawing skills and artistic vision
Classical animation and Fine Arts background are ideal
Excellent organizational, interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.
Ability to share techniques.

Apply here:- http://old.ilion.com/jobs/character-design-lead
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FX Artist

Department: FX

Description

Creates and implements user interface designs, as well as animation special effects artwork, which are visually and functionally consistent with the rest of the movie.

Main responsibilities

Work with the members of the team to provide balanced solutions to both technical and aesthetic related issues.
Maintains a strong knowledge of innovative animation production technologies and techniques.
Mentor and lead by example less experienced artists, providing them with support, guidance and instruction in areas that contribute towards their artistic and professional growth.
Reports to the FX Supervisor.

Communicate the technical methodology of FX to the production crew.

Qualifications

Must have a good understanding of the processes of simulation, animation timing, weight, etc.
Ability to consistently produce high quality artwork – delivering on schedule.
Knowledge of CG FX with software Maya and/or Houdini.
Fluency programming in scripting language: MEL, Python. C/C++ programming knowledge will be given special consideration.

Apply here:- http://old.ilion.com/jobs/fx-artist
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Linux Senior Systems Administrator

Department: IT

Description

The Linux Senior Administrator will mainly do:

– Scripting python/bash
– Virtualitation (Hyper-V)
– Monitoritation with nagios/icinga
– Proces Automatization and deployment (Puppet)
– Apache / Django / WordPress
– PostgreSQL / MySQL
– Dockers

Main responsibilities

Manage servers, usability policies and tickets for GNU&Linux infrastructure
Deploy icinga / nagios monitoring systems to obtain specific metrics
Operate cluster systems in Apache, MySQL and PostgreSQL
Maintain and rewrite bash and python scripting
Document the environment
Perform periodic backup maintenance duties
Improve monitoring and alert systems
Perform forensic analysis, and debugging
Participate in process and performance analysis

Qualifications

Professional experience of 3-5 years in Systems Departments
Proficient in GNU/Linux (GNU/Debian & CentOS distros)
Proficient in Virtual Machines lifecycle
Experience in operations and tuning of Squid proxy
Knowledge about systems automation (Puppet, Chef, Cfengine…)
Experience in virtualization (VMWare esxi, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer)
Level of English: Medium-High required

Apply here:- http://old.ilion.com/jobs/linux-senior-systems-administrator
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Lighting Artist

Department: Lighting

Description

Ilion Studios is looking for lighting artists to create the 3D environment’s lighting in all the movie shots.

Main responsibilities

Create the 3D environment’s lighting in all the movie shots
Light up the assigned shots, according to the artistic and technical instructions of the Supervisor and Team Lead
Capable of composing frames or work closely with the compositing team, to optimize the frame work
Report to his Lighting Team Supervisor

Qualifications

2-3 years’ experience in 3D lighting and compositing
Deep understanding of the artistic concepts of colour and composition
Must have very good knowledge in shading properties
Knowledge of compositing is a must
Capacity to reach the quotas with the quality level required

Apply here:- http://old.ilion.com/jobs/lighting-artist
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Animator

Department: Animation

Description

Ilion Studios is seeking Animators to create high quality animations of 3D characters and elements appearing in each of the movie’s shots; to convey emotion, movement, action and personality; in the style of the feature film.

Main responsibilities

Animate a shot from blocking through final animation, working under the supervision of the Animation Supervisor and/or Director
Animate props and animation effects
Maintain a consistent level of high quality work while meeting deadlines

Qualifications

Ability to use acting skills to bring characters to life, as well as clearly communicate simple ideas with which an audience can empathize
A demo reel which proves animation skills and the strong understanding of the traditional animation principles such as weight, arcs, etc
Production animation experience is needed
Capacity to work in a team environment and to follow the instructions from the Animation Supervisor and Team Lead
Good oral and written English language communication skills

Apply here:- http://old.ilion.com/jobs/animator
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