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Industrial Light & Magic Recruiting Senior Production Engineer, Technical Assistant, VFX Art Director, FX Supervisor & Generalist Department Pipeline TD

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Senior Production Engineer

Company: Industrial Light & Magic Vancouver
Location: Vancouver
State: British Columbia
City: Vancouver
Benefited/Non-Benefited: Benefited
Salary/Hourly: Hourly

Job Description

Production Engineering is a globally distributed team that develops tools and workflows which act as the foundational infrastructure for ILM’s other departments. As a member of PE’s Media team, your focus will be on the software and pipelines that ILM uses:

Ingest media from our clients, such as plates, reference imagery, and media from client side editorial
Process and package finished work for delivery back to our clients
Process, track, and review media generated internally by our artists
Keep our internal editorial data in sync with client side editorial

The Senior Production Engineer is responsible for architecting and developing aspects of these pipelines both alone or as the leader of a team. They will be active in both leading development projects and mentoring staff and other production engineers.

Requirements

Responsible for leading development projects for new workflows and/or tools
Communicates with artists and productions to determine technical requirements and disseminate information regarding project status
Exercises independent judgment in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining a goal
May have singular responsibility for a project
Coordinate activities of others as a project lead
Advises/assists other engineers with maintenance and bug fixing of existing tools
Serves as knowledge resource for workflow and tools used in production at ILM
Updates and features additions to existing tools
Provide support to local productions to keep the pipeline running smoothly
Troubleshoot pipeline issues
Provide training and assistance to artists on toolsets and workflows
Expected to lead discussions surrounding future workflow and tool development
Collaborates with artists and productions to develop efficient workflows and supporting tools
Participate in the activities of the globally distributed production engineering team, including:
Development and support activities
Regular status and planning meetings as time zones permit
Adhere to development best practices and standards defined by Production Engineering Supervisor

Education/Experience:

Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree in Computing Science or Graphics discipline, or equivalent professional experience
6-10 years of experience in the visual effects or computer animation industries

Required Skills/Competencies:

A positive, “can-do” attitude with balance: must not be afraid to ask for help when getting outside experience base or comfort zone
A clear and concise communicator: ability to keep end users informed of progress and managers informed of requests
An effective listener: able to engage with and understand artists to discover what their requirements are
An effective time manager: must be able to prioritize a multitude of requests and not be afraid to ask for help if the path isn’t clear
Passionate about delivering rigorous follow-through on assigned tasks
An agile, flexible and quick thinker: this is an energetic, dynamic environment requiring an ability to adapt to rapidly changing requirements
A creative thinker and innovator: able to devise and employ ingenious solutions to difficult problems
A passionate and charismatic leader: ability to inspire and motivate

Technical Skills:

Expert knowledge of python programming and the Linux environment
In-depth knowledge of C++
Experience working with revision control systems and defined coding standards
Experience with video encoding and color management in VFX, Animation, or Commercial Production
Expert knowledge of developing tools and/or plugins within industry software packages such as RV, Nuke, and Avid media Composer
In-depth knowledge of open standards such as OpenColorIO, OpenImageIO, ffmpeg

Preferred Skills/Competencies:

Experience working with relational databases
Familiarity with using REST APIs and designing web services
Experience developing applications with Qt and PyQt
User Experience and User Interface design experience
Experience developing on windows is a bonus

Apply here:- https://www.lucasfilm.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=6834&CurrentPage=2
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Technical Assistant (VFX, I/O)

Company: Industrial Light & Magic Vancouver
Location: Vancouver
State: British Columbia
City: Vancouver
Benefited/Non-Benefited: Benefited
Salary/Hourly: Hourly

Job Description

The Technical Assistant II (TA) is responsible for overseeing all incoming and outgoing media to and from clients as well as outsourced vendors. TA’s are responsible for tracking and managing all digital information through the CG pipeline. Serves as the liaison for digital resources and data pipeline information between Production, CG Supervisors, Artists, and Technical Support Staff.

Responsible for loading of all incoming scans and digital deliveries from an outside post facility and on-set artists and supervisors.
Responsible for the output of all hi-res images for digital delivery to client.
Use proprietary tools to convert files and apply look up tables
Ensure that files are converted and loaded properly by consulting with Color Science team.
Clearly communicating any issues or problems with deliverables to production.
Responsible for managing, tracking and reviewing all work sent out to and received by third party partners and shows and communicating any information to appropriate parties as it relates to this process.
Package up and QC assets as requested by clients
Unpacking and integration of deliverables back into the ILM pipeline.
Interacting with Show Supervisors, Production Engineering, and CG Artists as needed to ensure smooth flow of data in and out of the studio.
Transcoding of file formats and monitoring of file transfers to and from various sources.
Assisting with distribution, debugging, and processing of work coming back
Collaborating closely with Production Assistant/Coordinator in charge of communicating with External Vendors.
To ensure images or assets are maintained within ILM’s current security standards.
To notify management of any security breaches or misuse of company or client assets.
Communicating directly with key production, artistic and support personnel internally.
Communicating directly with third-party partners when needed. Communication is preferably handled through the shows’ Production.
Documentation and dissemination of current operating procedures.
Timely reporting of equipment or system failures to the engineering staff
Understand and work within ILM coding standards and provide proper documentation for any tools created.
Provide training and assistance to new co-workers on tool sets and workflows

Requirements

Education:

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Film Production or equivalent degree.
1-2 years relevant work experience

Required Skills/Competencies:

Excellent verbal and written communication skills required. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively interact with diverse personalities.
Proven ability and experience working well on teams.
Strong time management skills; Ability to multi-task and prioritize.
Aesthetic eye and/or artistic background highly desired.
Familiarity with film and video post-production and/or computer graphics techniques highly desired.
Proven ability to work autonomously and in team settings.
Highly motivated.
Strong problem solving skills
Ability to adapt to a high pressure, fast-paced, dynamic environment
Ability to work shift hours as required
High technical quality control
To have a strong work ethic with dedicated and high customer service.

Technical Skills:

Proven Knowledge of and experience with Mac, Linux & Windows operating systems.
Strong scripting language (e.g. Python, Perl) and programming language (e.g. C/C++, Java) is desired
Knowledge of, and experience with, 3D animation software (e.g. Maya) highly desired.
Database knowledge preferred (e.g. Oracle, Redis, MongoDB, Cassandra)
Knowledge of networking, tape backup systems, hardware a plus
VFX, Feature Animation or Episodic production experience a plus

Apply here:- https://www.lucasfilm.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=6798&CurrentPage=2
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VFX Art Director

Company: Industrial Light & Magic Vancouver
Location: Vancouver
State: British Columbia
City: Vancouver
Benefited/Non-Benefited: Benefited
Salary/Hourly: Salary

Job Description

The VFX Art Director is responsible for interpreting ideas communicated by the Director/Key Creative of a show(s) into traditional concept art and storyboards for Feature Film, Specialty Film, and Commercial work.

Primary Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

Responsible for creating or providing concept art, storyboards, photo reference, and video reference to communicate ideas and develop goals for the design and look of a show(s).
Provides conceptual paintovers and look direction for sequences and key shots for directorial approval. Art work is then used as a template for CG artists to complete work.
Provides creative direction and feedback to a team of concept artists, supervising the creation of artwork, storyboards, and materials; leads team to stay on schedule.
Oversees the creation of CG assets from Concept art, ensuring design continuity through the production process.
Responsible for interacting directly with clients, including Directors and Production Designers during production periods and at spec and bid work phases; ensures first unit production design and aesthetic is carried through post production and refined according to the director’s vision.
Partners with CG leadership, ensuring work is done according to the specifications of Director/Key Creatives.
Tracks and archives all work including project files, renders, source images, and textures.
Partners with production on bids and scheduling, proactively raising concerns and offering solutions when necessary.
Actively participates in dailies and transmissions.

Reporting Relationships:

Reports To: Art Department Creative Director, Art Department Production Manager, and Talent Manager.

Key Peers and Relationships (Positions in the organization in which good relationships are important for success in this role):
Senior VFX Art Directors, Creative Director, Art Department Production Manager, CG Leadership

Requirements

Education/Experience:

Bachelor’s degree and/or 3+ years experience in Entertainment industry
Experience in Film or Video Effects and/or Film production, including knowledge of cinematic techniques, language and shot composition
Full portfolio demonstrating high-level traditional art skills and breadth of subject matter. Highly proficient at rendering imaginary scenes with little or no reference
Submission release form needs to be completed before portfolio/reel can be reviewed

Required Skills/Competencies:

Developed “eye” and strong aesthetic
Clear understanding of anatomy and motion of organic and mechanical forms.
Demonstrated understanding and creation of photo real work.
Experience creating environments, hard surface, and creature design.
Ability to work closely with CG leadership and within a production environment.
Ability to support different productions with various design needs.
Ability to work under pressure while implementing changes based on input from multiple sources.
Excellent organizational skills.

Preferred Skills/Competencies:

Set experience preferred

Technical Skills:

Knowledge of Macintosh computer systems including word processing, Adobe Illustrator, and Photoshop
Proficiency in design software required (Photoshop, Painter, Sketch-up, Modo, etc.)
Ability to assemble research and reference material that will be influential to clients and design team

Apply here:- https://www.lucasfilm.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=6955&CurrentPage=2
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FX Supervisor

Company: Industrial Light & Magic Vancouver
Location: Vancouver
State: British Columbia
City: Vancouver
Benefited/Non-Benefited: Benefited
Salary/Hourly: Salary

Job Description

The FX Supervisor is primarily responsible for leading a team of Effects Technical Directors, and managing the daily operations of the Effects team and Production needs. The FX Supervisor will supervise the Effects team in both the technical and artistic aspects of the visual effects production.

Supervise the Effects team to deliver the desired effect for the film.
Provide constructive creative oversight and feedback to the Effects Technical Directors.
Partner closely with show and production leadership to ensure the desired effects are delivered and that deadlines are met.
Responsible for guiding the overall effects and simulations on schedule and budget.
Partners with production management to provide artists with performance feedback, guidance, mentoring, resolving performance issues and maintaining positive morale amongst the crew.
Attends all relevant meetings to promote effective communication throughout the production team.

Requirements

Education/Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Computer Graphics or equivalent work experience.
Expert Maya software, and knowledge and experience in Python, Hscript or Mel.
10+ years production experience, also with experience in a leadership/supervision role in film visual effects
Highly proficient skills in technical problem solving
Strong communication skills (written, verbal and interpersonal)

Skills/Competencies:

Proficiency with Linux, Unix
Expertise with Maya and Houdini
Professional experience with python scripting
Produced effects smoke, fire, dust, explosions, water, clouds, steam and particles.

Apply here:- https://www.lucasfilm.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=6698&CurrentPage=1
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Generalist Department Pipeline TD

Company: Industrial Light & Magic Vancouver
Location: Vancouver
State: ritish Columbia
City: Vancouver
Benefited/Non-Benefited: Benefited
Salary/Hourly: Hourly

Job Description The Generalist Department Pipeline Technical Director is a 3DS Max Developer who supports the VFX Generalist artists at ILM. The Generalist Pipeline TD maintains the pipeline to model, paint, animate, and render complex, large scale digital environments in Autodesk 3ds Max and Vray on Windows. This position builds and maintains software systems, improves production pipeline operations, and provide front-line troubleshooting to shows in production.

The 3DS Max Pipeline TD receives day-to-day direction and priorities from Generalist Area Tech leads and CG Tech Supervisor, with technical guidance from R&D and Core Pipeline Supervisors.

Primary Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

Develop pipeline and asset management tools to meet immediate, show-directed production demands, ensuring facility-wide consistency as directed by show and technical supervisors. Help maintain a wide array of existing workflows and scripts.
Provide front-line production support for generalists, troubleshoot assets and shots, work with IT to manage the Windows compute farm and ensure efficient render throughput, and help artists with general problem-solving.
Test and validate tools and techniques in production. Work closely with engineering teams in testing, and releasing new and modified software systems.
Act as an on-call resource for show production staff, primarily for complex, urgent problems.
Collaborate effectively with artists, production supervisors, and technical staff across ILM studios in San Francisco, Vancouver, Singapore, and London.
Identify day-to-day priorities in conjunction with show supervisors; act autonomously.
Work primarily on tools of a high degree of complexity, requiring broad understanding of the larger pipeline.
Assist junior Pipeline TDs in providing front-line support; resolve complex user errors; guide Pipeline Engineers and R&D with debugging technical issues.
Develop comprehensive knowledge of software and systems; contribute to evolving standards and conventions used in production.
Update documentation for the pipeline and tools to reflect any changes that are made.

Requirements

Education/Experience:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science or a related technical field.
Demonstrated experience developing and maintaining tools for use in computer graphics.
At least 5 years production experience in visual effects for film, commercials or television.

Required Skills/Competencies:

Proficiency in Windows
Advanced 3ds Max experience required
Advanced Python and 3ds Max scripting required
Ability to communicate cross-discipline and provide innovative solutions to pipeline issues.
Detail oriented and strong self-sufficient trouble shooter.
Thorough understanding of the entire visual effects process, from shooting to modeling and texturing, animation, rendering and compositing

Preferred Skills/Competencies:

Experience with C, C++ a plus
Experience with Vray a plus
Experience with linux development and applications such as Maya and Clarisse a plus.

Apply here:- https://www.lucasfilm.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=6992&CurrentPage=1
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