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Laika Recruiting Data Wrangler

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Data Wrangler


General Summary

The Data Wrangler oversees and guarantees the integrity and safety of the data from the stage to all end users. Our ideal candidate will be highly organized and have the ability to monitor and control the rendering process and manage the render farm but primarily fulfill and supervise the movement and reviewing of Production imagery. If you have attention to detail, have the ability to track and document all data coming into and leaving the office and can excel in working with a broad range of personalities then consider yourself for this position. We require a highly organized, self-motivated person to help control the flow of information.

Essential Job Functions

Manage the rendering of all shots in a production.
Manage shot file structure.
Identify, report, and find solutions to rendering errors.
Will be a focal point for Production personnel to facilitate reviews in the theater.
Provide render technical support and liaise with IT Support department staff.
Provide and receive shots to and from VFX when required.
Renaming files to conform to company standards.
Provide a second point of contact for Production and Editorial with regards to daily shot tracking and delivery.
Provide a second outlet for demands from all departments for access to any information that comes from the stage in any formats they may require.
To work with Editorial to allow viewing of the cut in 3D.
Act as projectionist for daily screenings and maintain the screening area and its calendar.
Maintains an excellent understanding of the tools and software used in the post-production of VFX.
Monitor and manage disk space on servers.


Knowledge and experience in data wrangling and the importance of data integrity and naming conventions.
Excels as a team player and strives to maximize team/department performance.
High degree of computer literacy.
Ability to learn new software quickly, and learn on the job, if necessary.
Ability to analyze and problem solve.
Capacity to take responsibility and ability to manage and prioritize their time and workload.
Ability to record information accurately and produce reports.
Respect for the procedures and requirements of a particular studio, production or pipeline.
Must be experienced with FTP, SFTP. Basic understanding of Aspera, a plus.
Must be familiar with VNC and Remote Desktop services.
Experience in scripting is desirable but not essential.
Film/stage experience preferred.
Bachelor’s degree in Animation, Film, or Fine Arts or other relevant area of study and/or equivalent job experience.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed, as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

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