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Weta Digital Recruiting Digital Resources Manager

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Digital Resources Manager

Category: Other
Company: Weta Digital
Location: Wellington (New Zealand)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Weta Digital invites applications for our Digital Resources Manager role. This is a unique position collaborating with our IT Dept, prior experience within the industry is desirable.
The Digital Resources Manager (DRM) is responsible for the processes and data relating to the monitoring and management of our render farm server and storage resources, used for show production. The DRM is a ‘matrix’ manager who liaises between production, technical and senior management teams. Strong communication, process/organisation, mathematical/statistical and technical skills are required.

Role Responsibilities are:

– Work with Show Production and Supervision to understand their requirements and objectives on a per project basis
– Liaise between senior management, Producers/Supervisors, Departments, pipeline developer teams, Production Engineering/Data Management, Rendering and IT
– Specify and run the processes to:
*Forecast upcoming show resource requirements
*Determine per-show render and storage allocations and create budgets
*Regularly analyse and report on show utilisation vs. budget and actual vs. forecast, exposing breakdowns of how resources are being used
*Engage continuously with all stakeholders in order to keep an up-to-date picture of supply and demand, current issues, pipeline changes
*Mediate resource usage between shows
*Ensure sufficient resource levels for show production

– Work with relevant teams to ensure data collection relevance and quality
– Keep historical data records and create baselines for comparison
– Specify and provide tailored metrics and dashboards for key stakeholders
– Advise technical teams on requirements for tool development for managing, monitoring and reporting resources
– Develop, maintain and action show data archive policies
– Participate in and keep all teams informed of changes and developments

Essential Skills Required:

– Statistics/analytics/mathematics background
– At least one scripting language (Python, Perl, Bash)
– Experience with Unix/Linux operating systems
– Process-driven
– Project management skills
– Strong, diplomatic and confident communication skills

Would be Nice to have:

– Business analyst experience
– Data warehouse setup and/or usage experience
– Prior experience in the VFX production, entertainment, media or gaming industries
– BSc/MSc or equivalent knowledge and experience in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Engineering or equivalent/similar

If this sounds like you – we would love to hear from you! Please fill out our online questionnaire at and send your resume through to us at:
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