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Industrial Light & Magic Recruiting Production Engineer I

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Production Engineer I

Category: Other
Company: Industrial Light & Magic
Location: San Francisco (United States)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Company: Industrial Light & Magic

The Production Engineer I is responsible for developing and maintaining the VFX production pipeline, and ensuring it is running smoothly and efficiently. The Production Engineer I will be active in both development projects and artist support.
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 Maya, Nuke, Houdini or Katana

Preferred Skills / Competencies:

Experience developing with C++
Experience with database technologies such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB or Redis
Experience writing RESTful APIs
Experience developing against and/or deploying Amazon Web Services
Knowledge of the standard python packaging and installation tool-chain
VFX, Feature Animation or Episodic production experience
Experience with Maya, Katana and Nuke
Experience with Renderman, vray or Arnold
Experience developing on Windows

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