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Image Engine Recruiting Senior Compositors & Lead Systems Administrator

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SENIOR COMPOSITORS – Image Engine, Vancouver, BC

Start date: ASAP
Project: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Are you interested in working for a growing, independent, award winning studio? This opportunity involves working in a strong, R&D supported pipeline, a friendly and collaborative environment, and with a group of passionate artists all working towards realizing the Director’s dream.

HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL DO:

Work primarily with Compositing Supervisor/ leads to effectively solve compositing challenges within the pipeline
Composite multiple types of shots (live action footage, digital still photography, rendered cg elements and digital paint) with minimal supervision to create believable environments that are to be seamlessly integrated into the film
Work with production and supervisor team to understand and manage schedules and shot deadlines
Engage in solutions for technical problems that may arise in a shot, sequence or with a film format
Provide input regarding tools and interfaces to improve throughput.
Work with compositing team to maintain continuity and consistent performance within a show
Work closely with lighters and matte painters to finish shots so that computer generated elements are seamlessly integrated with live-action plates
Accurately address critique and comments from supervisors, and ensure that revisions are completed in a timely manner
Mentor junior Compositors and BG Prep & Roto Artists

THIS IS WHAT WE REQUIRE:

5+ years experience compositing VFX for films/ commercials
Expert knowledge and demonstrated work experience in Nuke (ie. assemble cg passes, cleanup, keying, roto)
Must have a demonstrated eye for subtle details
Able to give stylistic direction to improve a shot when required
Demonstrated expert knowledge of compositing workflow and the compositing application interface
Good understanding of photography and film and how the interactions of light, lenses and film emulsions go to make up the image
Able to composite multiple types of shots from simple to difficult with a minimum of supervision
Strong aptitude for technical workflow challenges such as directory structure, file formats, naming conventions, scripts, automation tools, automated dailies, etc.
Excellent problem solver who can focus on detail, while maintaining the whole picture
Experience with complex matte extractions and motion tracking is a plus
Python scripting is desirable

HERE’S HOW TO APPLY:

E-mail your resume and a link to a reel and breakdown to jobs@image-engine.com. The subject should read “Senior Compositor – your name”.
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LEAD SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR- Image Engine, Vancouver, BC

Start date: ASAP

Are you interested in working for a growing, independent, award winning studio? This opportunity involves working in a strong, R&D supported pipeline, a friendly and collaborative environment, and with a group of passionate artists all working towards realizing the Director’s dream.

HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL DO:

The Lead Systems Administrator position requires someone who can understand the overall pipeline and workflow of our production and administration environment. This person must be able to work both independently and supervise other systems administrators and desktop admins. The System Administrator must be able to work effectively with people at all levels and be responsive to the needs of the individual users, while maintaining an awareness of and focus on the company’s policies and goals.

Supervising other System Administrators with the installation, configuration, administration and maintenance of IE’s tech infrastructure this includes; authentication, messaging, DCHP/DNS, Deployment Systems (Cobbler/Ansible)
Assisting the Head of Technology with administrative & purchasing tasks
Coordinating downtime activities for other support teams
Planning of short term/Long Term Infrastructure projects
Working with vendors to resolve technical Issues
Maintain and manage the CommVault/Quantum based backup systems
Maintain and manage the network infrastructure; Switches & Firewalls
Maintain Renderfarm machines onsite & offsite
Administration and maintenance of our NAS & Caching Infrastructure
Preparation and maintenance of infrastructure documentation on all systems, procedures and solutions to issues
Maintain and manage IE’s wide array of open source monitoring tools: OCS, Ganglia, Cacti, Syslog and Zabbix
Recommend and Evaluate open source and off the shelf software solutions
Troubleshooting and resolving issues with production and administration applications (including: Maya, Nuke, 3delight,Houdini)
Provide input into potential improvements in efficiency, reliability and performance of VFX pipeline
Assist & mentor system administrators & the desktop team

THIS IS WHAT WE REQUIRE:

Must have solid knowledge of and a minimum of 5 years experience in Linux/Unix administration. Linux Certification preferred (RHCE or equivalent)
Experience in installation and configuration servers in a Linux/Unix environment
Good knowledge of and experience (3-4 years) in Windows (Windows 7,Windows Server 2008, Active Directory) and Mac OSX (Snow Leopard, Leopard)
Experience working with Enterprise Class NAS and SAN storage systems
Advanced Unix/ Linux/ Python scripting experience

4- 5 years VFX pipeline experience including:

An understanding of film imagery, formats of image files and codecs
Experience with Renderfarm and farm management (ie. Qube, Tractor)
Experience supporting and troubleshooting VFX software packages (Maya, 3Delight, Nuke etc.)
Experience with high-end/ high capacity storage systems
Experience with license servers (FlexLM, RLM)
Experience with imaging service (Cobbler)
Experience with maintaining production tracking systems (Shotgun)
Experience with installing software packages centrally

HERE’S HOW TO APPLY:

E-mail your resume and a link to a reel and breakdown to jobs@image-engine.com. The subject should read “Lead System Administrator – your name”.
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