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Lucasfilm Animation Company Recruiting Technology: Technical Assistant

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Technology: Technical Assistant

Company: Lucasfilm Animation Company Singapore
Location: Singapore
State: Singapore
City: Singapore
Benefited/Non-Benefited: Benefited
Salary/Hourly: Salary

Job Description

The Technical Assistant (TA) is responsible for providing front line tool and development support to the software development team and productions. Additionally, the TA is 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.

Primary Responsibilities:

Responsible for maintaining and updating department software. Works closely with our Production Software team to ensure that code is clean and well maintained.
Participates in development projects writes production and pipeline scripts and tools as required to support on going technology efforts
Works with the CG Supervisors, Assistant Technical Directors, and Production Software team to ensure show follows proper data management procedures.
Monitors disk usage for the facility, with a particular focus on individual shows, and on a shot-by-shot basis within those shows. Coordinates show storage needs on a long-term basis with Resource manager. Coordinates and executes the finaling process for shots and shows.
Prioritizes, manages, and maintains archive of show data, including creation of archival backups for shows, maintenance of archive database, storage and retrieval of physical media for recent show archives. Fulfills all data restoration requests, including archival research to locate requested data.
Prioritizes overnight renders. Coordinates processor allocations with ATDs and Production. Balances processor demands within show, between shows, and as a share of facility pool.
Responsible for learning production pipelines.


Education, Experience and Skills:

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent degree.
Aesthetic eye and/or artistic background highly desired.
Experience with UNIX/Linux & Windows operating systems would be beneficial
Basic scripting language (i.e. Python, Perl) and programming language (i.e. C/C++, Java) is a must.
Knowledge of 3D modeling/animation software (i.e. Maya) highly desired.
Database knowledge preferred (i.e. Oracle). .
Excellent verbal and written communication skills required. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively interact with diverse personalities.
Strong time management skills; Ability to multi-task and prioritize.
Proven ability to work autonomously and in team settings.
Highly motivated.
Ability to work shift hours as required.

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