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Weta Digital Recruiting Mocap Support Engineer

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Mocap Support Engineer

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

Job Description

The Motion Capture (Mocap) department are responsible for capturing movement data with cameras. The Mocap Support Engineer supports the underlying infrastructure for the onsite Mocap stage and any onset Mocap stages. They are the first (and often only) port of call for IT issues for the Mocap Department. This means they are often required to perform a large and varied range of tasks.
The Mocap Support team are responsible for desktop machines, laptops, monitors, software installations, com-puter set-ups and relocations, and general helpdesk for the Mocap department. This is a support role with an esca-lation path to Systems – all architectural and pipeline change work is overseen by Systems.
A typical shoot day will involve setup and testing of infrastructure, providing coverage during the shoot and a tear down of infrastructure where appropriate at the end of the day. Outside of shoots time is spent automating and improving processes, planning for shoots and assisting the systems team in a rotation.


• You’ll deploy and ensure the motion capture infrastructure is ready for shoots both onsite and offsite
• You’ll assist where possible with the ingesting of shoot data and manage storage resources both onsite of onset
• Together with the systems team, production engineering and mocap team you’ll ensure processes are documented and continuously improved upon
• You’ll need to be available and able to travel for long periods to support remote (often overseas) shoots
• Working in an environment where you’re often the only IT person will be familiar and exciting to you
• Availability to work non-standard hours, e.g. weekends, as necessary, sometimes at short notice

Skills Required

• Experience with network operating systems and/or systems administration (Linux, Mac, Windows)
• An understanding of networking suitable to allow network related trouble-shooting
• How to learn things quickly
• IT support related qualification or equivalent experience
• Comfort with working independently

Nice to have

• Prior experience in the VFX production, entertainment, media or gaming industries
• Prior onset experience
• Configuration management and infrastructure experience

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