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Industrial Light & Magic Recruiting Production Engineer I & Senior Production Engineer

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Production Engineer I

Category: Other
Company: Industrial Light & Magic
Location: Vancouver (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Company: Industrial Light & Magic Vancouver

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 to:

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

Requirements

Responsible for the development of workflow and tools, under the guidance of a project lead
Creates new tools and workflows
Receives general instruction on work and new assignments
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
Fix bugs and tune workflow tools
Install and configure software
Assist with show work area creation and configuration
Configure the pipeline to meet shows’ needs
Develop per-show tool customizations as determined by show supervisors
Provide training and assistance to artists on toolsets and workflows
Participates in 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 in Computing Science or Graphics discipline, or equivalent professional experience
3-6 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

Technical Skills:

In-depth knowledge of python programming and the Linux environment
Experience working with revision control systems and defined coding standards
Experience developing tools and/or plugins within industry software packages such as RV, Nuke, and Avid Media Composer
Experience with open standards such as OpenColorIO, OpenImageIO, ffmpeg

Preferred Skills/Competencies:

Experience working with relational databases
Familiarity with using REST APIs and designing web services
Prior experience developing applications with PyQt
Experience with video encoding and color management in VFX, Animation, or Commercial Production
Experience developing on windows is a bonus

Apply here:- https://www.lucasfilm.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=6833
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Senior Production Engineer

Category: Other
Company: Industrial Light & Magic
Location: Vancouver (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Company: Industrial Light & Magic Vancouver

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
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