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Render Wrangler/JR Sys Admin – Scanline VFX (Vancouver/Fall)

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Render Wrangler/JR Systems Administrator

Scanline VFX Vancouver is looking for a render wrangler / JR systems admin to join our team. Render wranglers / JR Sys Admins work closely with system engineers, pipeline developers and production staff in order to effectively support our rendering infrastructure.
Note: This is for those working towards a career in VFX Systems Administration and IT, we do not accept Jr Artists for this position.

Current projects in production:

Batman v Superman, The 5TH Wave, Ben-Hur, King Arthur, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Independence Day 2


Monitor, troubleshoot and optimize network rendering resources
Monitor and report resource utilization such as disk space, node usage, job saturation, etc.
Identify and diagnose failing renders and malfunctioning render machines
Monitor the render queue to maximize resource efficiency and handle job priorities
Maintain maximum farm uptime
Respond to rendering related support requests


Good communication skills
Strong problem solving skills
Ability to adapt to a high pressure, fast-paced, dynamic environment
Experience working in a post production or VFX studio
Experience troubleshooting in a Windows environment
Experience with 3DS Max, Maya and Nuke a plus

Essential knowledge and skills

This role offers a good opportunity to gain professional experience and acquire a broad based knowledge of CGI procedures within a production environment. With possibility of working up to higher IT/Systems Admin positions.
Key Skills include:

high degree of computer literacy;
knowledge of at least one of the relevant 3D packages (eg. Maya, XSI or 3D Studio Max) currently in use by the industry (and familiarity with other programms can be an advantage);
ability to learn new software quickly, and learn on the job, if necessary;
enthusiasm to learn and develop professionally;
ability to analyse 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;
ability to take instructions and work as part of a team, with the capacity to work with a minimum of supervision, when required;
ability to work under pressure if required;
experience in scripting is desirable but not essential;
respect for the procedures and requirements of a particular studio, production or pipeline;
knowledge of the requirements of the relevant Health and Safety legislation and procedures.

To apply for any of our open positions, please submit your info, cover letter, and resume with a link to your online website/portfolio through our jobs portal at:

We are unable to return materials, so please don’t submit originals.

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