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    Freelance Python Developer
      Part-Time @ SVA - School of Visual Arts
     
    Location:
    New York City, New York, United States
    Salary:
     
    Contact:
    mmckenna1@sva.edu
    Weblink:
    svacomputerart.net

    We are looking for a freelance Python developer with some experience in the CG/VFX industry. We are looking to add some customizations in submission scripts for our Qube! render manager.


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    Junior Systems Administrator
      Full-Time @ One of Us
     
    Location:
    London, England, United Kingdom
    Salary:
    £21,000-£24,000
     
    Contact:
    recruitment@weacceptyou.com
    Weblink:
    www.weacceptyou.com/recruitment

    Junior Systems Administrator

    One of Us is looking for a Junior Systems Administrator to join the team.  You will be first port of call for artists and production staff requiring technical support. Responsibilities include desktop support on Linux, Mac and Windows systems, debugging technical issues, administering user accounts, setting up computers and keeping workstation cabling tidy.  You will report to the Head of Technology.

    Essential Skills/Experience;

    • Linux (preferably CentOS/RHEL)
    • OSX and Windows
    • Microsoft Active Directory
    • Initiative and common sense

    Desirable Skills/Experience;

    • Scripting language (Bash/Python)
    • Background in visual effects/post production
    • HP Switching/Routing

    This position is full time for a fixed term of 12 months with to extending further.  Email a CV and covering letter to recruitment@weacceptyou.com

     

     


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    IO Operator/Render Wrangler
      Full-Time @ One of Us
     
    Location:
    London, England, United Kingdom
    Salary:
    £21,000-£24,000
     
    Contact:
    recruitment@weacceptyou.com
    Weblink:
    www.weacceptyou.com/recruitment

    IO Operator/Render Wrangler

    One of Us is looking for an IO Operator/Render Wrangler to join the team.  Our ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, highly organised and have the ability to monitor and control the rendering process alongside prompt and secure handling of encrypted and multi-formatted data from clients to and from our internal network.  You must have attention to detail and the ability to track and document all data coming into and leaving the office.  You must be a self-motivated team player with good communication skills.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Knowledgeable with Unix and Linux operating systems
    • Standard Unix commands for file system heirachy and navigating online, launching command line scripts, naming conventions and file permissions
    • Comfortable working with GUI interfaces for use of our propriety scripts
    • Mac OSX and Windows opertaing systems for mounting of drives, formatting and encryption read/write
    • Experienced with Web/FTP servers for transferring of data
    • Know and recognise different file formats/image size resolutions for file processing and quality control
    • Experience with the following; FTP, RDP, VNC, running Python/batch scripts and MS Office applications such as word, Excel, and Outlook
    • Must learn quickly and have a keen eye for detail, the ability to problem solve, multi-task and work well under pressure
    • A self-starter who can work independently but also collaboratively with the department team
    • Work a flexible schedule; evenings and some weekends

    This is a full time position for an initial fixed term of six months with a view to extending further.

    Please email a CV to recruitment@weacceptyou.com describing any relevant experience and demonstrating how you meet our criteria


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    SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR [SENIOR]
      Full-Time @ Scanline VFX
     
    Location:
    Los Angeles, California, United States
    Salary:
     
    Contact:
    recruit@scanlinevfx.com
    Weblink:
    http://scanlinevfx.applyfirst.ca/
    How to apply: http://scanlinevfx.applyfirst.ca/

     

    Scanline VFX specializes in creating complex effects for high end feature film and commercials. With 25 years experience in the European VFX world, Scanline has now opened its Los Angeles and Vancouver facilities.

    In 2010, Scanline VFX was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Achievement in Visual Effects for its work on director Clint Eastwoods Hereafter, which featured a tsunami sequence that TIME magazine called the most exciting, expertly assembled flood scene in movie history.Scanline VFX is well known for its proprietary, in-house fluid effects software Flowline, for which it received a 2008 Scientific and Technical Achievement Academy Award.

     

    SUMMARY

    The Senior Systems Administrator reports to the Director of IT for our Vancouver and Los Angeles studio locations. Day-to-day tasks include basic help desk support via a ticketing system supporting 350+ users, and responding to alerts and emergencies in a quick and timely manner. Additional responsibilities of a senior system administrator include technical design, planning, and implementation of new systems, recommending the redesign and configuration of existing systems and system applications, and identifying methods, solutions, and project leadership and management in order to provide a high level of service to the customers of the department. 

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Provide organization-wide high level technical support
    • Assist in addressing business and technical needs
    • Design, build, implement, maintain and enhance system infrastructure across multiple hardware and software platforms
    • Mentor and oversee development of teammates
    • Respond to incidents and emergencies

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    • A bachelor’s degree in a computer information systems, computer science, engineering, physics or mathematics
    • 5+ years experiencing in a similar role, or 2-3+ years’ experience as a systems administrator in visual effects.

    REQUIRED SKILLS

    • Experience with, and advanced understanding of:
      • Windows, Mac OS X and Linux systems.
      • virtualized environments
      • storage clusters
      • networking theory and practice (VLANs, link aggegation, routing)
      • common network services (e.g. DNS, DHCP, SMTP, CIFS, NFS)
      • IPSec & SSL VPNs
      • internet standards
    • Basic understanding of:
      • imaging systems
      • project management tools
    • Ability to:
      • work independently and in a team
      • work flexible hours
      • work effectively under pressure
      • learn quickly
      • write Bash and Python scripts for systems automation
      • accurately communicate complex or complicated ideas

    PREFERRED QUALIFICAITONS

    • Experience with, and advanced understanding of:
      • visual effects or post production
      • render farms
      • high performance, distributed computing and storage
      • high availability architecture
      • EMC Isilon Clusters
      • Avere FXT Clusters
      • VMWare ESXi Clusters
      • Intel, Cisco, Extreme and Juniper 1GbE and 10GbE networking equipment
      • multiplatform software development with C++, Python and Java
      • PCoIP
      • VoIP
      • network security
    • Intermediate knowledge of the following software:
      • Autodesk RV
      • Autodesk Shotgun
      • Autodesk 3DS Max
      • Autodesk Maya
      • Adobe Creative Suite
      • The Foundry Nuke
    • Basic understanding of:
      • Color theory
      • HVAC
      • Data center design

    OTHER REQUIREMENTS

    • Must be able to lift heavy objects (approx.. 25 lbs)

    HOW TO MAKE YOUR APPLICATION STAND OUT

    • APPLY ONLY ONCE.
      We keep your resume on file for 6 months so no need to apply again unless there are significant changes or unless you're applying for a different position.

    • ALWAYS APPLY WITH THE SAME EMAIL
      We want to be able to reach you easily and much of our correspondence is via email and this helps us keep your information together in one file. That way you're not lost in the system.

    • Resume - Include in your resume the names of the company's you worked with and the dates you were there. Max 2 pages.
    • Cover Letter - tell us a little about yourself and what makes you the ideal candidate.
    How to apply: http://scanlinevfx.applyfirst.ca/

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    RENDER / JUNIOR SYSTEMS ADMIN
      Full-Time @ Scanline VFX
     
    Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Salary:
     
    Contact:
    recruit@scanlinevfx.com
    Weblink:
    http://scanlinevfx.applyfirst.ca/
    How to apply: http://scanlinevfx.applyfirst.ca/

     

    COMPANY SUMMARY

    Celebrating over 25 years in the industry, Scanline VFX specializes in creating complex effects for high end, block buster feature films, television, and commercials. Founded in Germany, the company expanded to Los Angeles in 2007 and opened the largest studio in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia in 2011. The studio’s proprietary in-house fluid effects software, Flowline, received a 2008 Scientific & Technical Achievement Academy Award and has since picked up Emmy winning projects and additional Academy nominations. Today, Scanline VFX is one of the biggest names in the industry and the go-to studio for creating epic, breathtaking cinematic moments including; Batman vs Superman, The 5th Wave, and San Andreas.

    Scanline VFX offers a leading edge creative, collaborative team environment working with brilliant talent from around the globe. Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, BC the studio is steps from transit, the best in the city’s trendy Yaletown dining and Robson high street shopping. On site amenities include a lounge/nightclub with big screen projector tv, pool table and foosball tables, over-sized patios and rooftop deck kitchen & BBQ areas, secure bicycle storage, massage chairs, showers and lockers. Experience fun team events, parties, sporting activities, local business discounts and much more.

    Seeking a challenge where you will do the best work of your career? "FOLLOW" us on linkedin for job board updates.

    https://www.linkedin.com/company/scanlinevfx-vancouver

     

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    RENDER WRANGLER

     

    JOB SUMMARY

    Scanline VFX Vancouver is looking for a render wrangler/junior systems administrator to join our team. Render wranglers work closely with system engineers, pipeline developers and production staff in order to effectively support our rendering infrastructure. As a Systems Administrator, you will work under the guidance of the IT Manager to ensure basic help desk and IT support is being provided to 300+ employees.


    RESPONSIBLITIES

    Render Wrangler

    • 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

    Systems Admin

    • Work with other Systems Engineer to address daily support tickets
    • Set-up employee workstations, monitors, IP phones, etc
    • Create user accounts for new hires: e-mail, messenger, phone
    • Identify and resolve problems in the production system quickly and completely

     

    QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS

    • Degree/Diploma in Computer Science, Engineering or other technical field preferred
    • Good communication skills
    • Strong problem solving skills
    • Ability to adapt to a high pressure, fast-paced, dynamic environment
    • Experience troubleshooting in a Windows environment
    • Experience with 3DS Max, Maya and Nuke a plus

    ADDITIONAL SKILLS

    • knowledge of at least one of the relevant 3D packages (eg. Maya, XSI or 3D Studio Max) currently in use by the industry;
    • ability to learn new software quickly, and learn on the job;
    • enthusiasm to learn and develop professionally;
    • ability to analyze and problem solve;
    • ability to manage and prioritize time and workload;
    • ability to work under pressure;
    • experience administrating multiple operating systems, including Windows (XP, Win7), Mac OS and linux (Centos, Opensuse,Ubuntu)
    • familiarity with networking and distributed computing, including network file systems, routing and subnetting.
    • experience in scripting is desirable but not essential;
    • flexibility in work hours.
    • ability to lift heavy equipment for installation and relocation tasks
    • outstanding organizational skills and the ability to multitask
    • ability to take direction positively, work well within a team and thrive under the pressure of tight deadlines

     

    HOW TO MAKE YOUR APPLICATION STAND OUT

    • APPLY ONLY ONCE.
      We keep your resume on file for 6 months so no need to apply again unless there are significant changes or unless you're applying for a different position.

    • ALWAYS APPLY WITH THE SAME EMAIL
      We want to be able to reach you easily and much of our correspondence is via email and this helps us keep your information together in one file. That way you're not lost in the system.

    • Resume - Include in your resume the names of the company's you worked with and the dates you were there. Max 2 pages.
    • Cover Letter - tell us a little about yourself and what makes you the ideal candidate.

     

    How to apply: http://scanlinevfx.applyfirst.ca/

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    Technical Runner
      Full-Time @ Escape Technology
     
    Location:
    London, England, United Kingdom
    Salary:
    £18000 - £22000 - Dependant on experience
     
    Contact:
    corrinm@escape-technology.com
    Weblink:
    http://www.escape-technology.com/en/news-blog-events/686-we-re-hiring

    About Escape Technology

    Escape Technology provides visual effects technology for the creative and engineering industries. Based in the heart of Soho, for over ten years we have been supporting post production facilities, games developers, architects and engineers through consultancy, sales, installation and support. We work with industry-leading partners, and our clients range from the major players in their respective fields, right down to start-ups. We’re a small and friendly team, and both our partners and clients value us for our technical expertise and industry knowledge.

     

    Job Description

    The Technical Runner will report to the operation team and assist the engineering team. Supporting both teams daily, the Technical Runner will perform a wide range of tasks and be on hand to help with everything and anything. The ideal candidate will be keen to find out more about Escape Technology’s work, with the intention to progress their career in operations, technical support or similar. This role includes heavy lifting duties.

     

    Responsibilities include but are not limited to

    • Deliveries/collections to and from local customers and booking couriers
    • Booking in all deliveries and updating operations team with relevant information
    • Assisting operations team in collating equipment for orders
    • Assist with workstation builds - including software installation and configuration
    • Supporting technicians - in-house and on-site
    • Testing rental return equipment
    • Basic workstation troubleshooting
    • Arranging RMA’s (return merchandise authorization) with suppliers
    • Assisting in stock take / stock reports
    • Keeping the stock room tidy and accessible at all times
    • Post office runs, and maintaining kitchen supplies

     

    Personal Attributes

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Proactive, practical and hands on, even when under pressure
    • Able to follow instructions - written and verbal
    • Strong problem solving skills
    • Friendly, positive attitude
    • Enthusiasm to learn more from the engineering and operations teams.

     

    Please send your CV to Corrin McCarthy - Operations Manager corrinm@escape-technology.com


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    System Administrator
      Full-Time @ Luma Pictures
     
    Location:
    Santa Monica, California, United States
    Salary:
     
    Contact:
    makeilar@lumapictures.com
    Weblink:
    http://www.lumapictures.com/job-detail/?job_id=929c386e-65e5-4fa2-a690-43fa694d9a9a

    Are you a System Administrator?

    Luma is a leading visual effects studio that has worked on tons of blockbuster films like Ant-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Prometheus; Academy Award-winning films including Crash, True Grit and No Country for Old Men; and numerous commercials such as A Mini Marvel for Coke which aired during Super Bowl 50. We are a crew of talented artists that hail from all over the world, who are passionate about creating mind blowing work. On top of that, we are a cool company, with cool people, cool offices, and we do cool things. Can't beat that!

    If you're down to become part of a growing family, we'd love to hear from you.

    Responsibilities

    • The precise tasks can vary depending on what you bring to the table, but some of the outstanding responsibilities are:
    • Manage and troubleshoot hardware and software issues on user workstations running Linux or OSX
    • BASH and/or Python scripting to increase production in our area of supporting the artists
    • Assisting with other items such as power issues, building issues and other general issues
    • Deploying workstations, rendernodes and servers for production use
    • First point of contact for user issues

    Qualifications

    • Advanced knowledge of Fedora, CentOS/RHEL and OSX including software management and deployment
    • Advance knowledge of and experience with networking concepts and network implementations including routing, VLANs, firewalls, traffic inspection
    • Advance knowledge of DBS, LDAP, HTTPS, FTP, SSH, VNC and other common protocols
    • Knowledge of Data Backup concepts and software (Netvault, BAcula etc)
    • Extremely proficient with gnu/linux rpm-based distributions
    • Ability to lead in advanced troubleshooting without guidance for hardware, software and networking issues
    • Advance knowledge of hardware RAID, software RAID, lvm, ext3/4, NFS
    • Advanced knowledge of linux network commands including NetworkManager, host, nslookup, dig, ifconfig, ip, route, netstat, ping, iptables etc.
    • Solid understanding of packet flow, tcp and udp transmissions
    • Advanced knowledge of sysv, init scripts and startup and login process for linux and osx systems
    • Advanced knowledge of virtualization concepts and implementations
    • Knowledge of rpm repository mirroring and rpmbuild for custom repos
    • Advanced knowledge of security concepts including best practice and auditing
    • Knowledge of VPN technologies including site-to-site VPN tunnels
    • Puppet management system knowledge
    • Ability to manage large data sets / projects
    • Customer service experience  

    Pluses

    • Advanced knowledge of xenserver administration including p2v
    • Knowledge of openldap
    • Familiar with visual effects shops, pipelines  or simliar
    • Experience with squid or other hardware ssl proxy web filters
    • Wireless networking experience
    • Video card experience (drivers, troubleshooting, Xorg, etc)
    • Mcollective, Cobbler, Jenkins knowledge
    • FortiGate/FortiAP experience
    • HP Procurve experience
    • Proactive, curious, energetic, troubleshooter
    • Strong desire and ability to learn and apply new knowledge and techniques
    • Able to lift a server or other similarly weighted item from time to time, independently

    If this is you, please apply on our website today! http://www.lumapictures.com/job-detail/?job_id=929c386e-65e5-4fa2-a690-43fa694d9a9a


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    System Administrator
      Full-Time @ Luma Pictures
     
    Location:
    Santa Monica, California, United States
    Salary:
     
    Contact:
    makeilar@lumapictures.com
    Weblink:
    http://www.lumapictures.com/job-detail/?job_id=929c386e-65e5-4fa2-a690-43fa694d9a9a

    Are you a System Administrator?

    Luma is a leading visual effects studio that has worked on tons of blockbuster films like Ant-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Prometheus; Academy Award-winning films including Crash, True Grit and No Country for Old Men; and numerous commercials such as A Mini Marvel for Coke which aired during Super Bowl 50. We are a crew of talented artists that hail from all over the world, who are passionate about creating mind blowing work. On top of that, we are a cool company, with cool people, cool offices, and we do cool things. Can't beat that!

    If you're down to become part of a growing family, we'd love to hear from you.

    Responsibilities

    • The precise tasks can vary depending on what you bring to the table, but some of the outstanding responsibilities are:
    • Manage and troubleshoot hardware and software issues on user workstations running Linux or OSX
    • BASH and/or Python scripting to increase production in our area of supporting the artists
    • Assisting with other items such as power issues, building issues and other general issues
    • Deploying workstations, rendernodes and servers for production use
    • First point of contact for user issues

    Qualifications

    • Advanced knowledge of Fedora, CentOS/RHEL and OSX including software management and deployment
    • Advance knowledge of and experience with networking concepts and network implementations including routing, VLANs, firewalls, traffic inspection
    • Advance knowledge of DBS, LDAP, HTTPS, FTP, SSH, VNC and other common protocols
    • Knowledge of Data Backup concepts and software (Netvault, BAcula etc)
    • Extremely proficient with gnu/linux rpm-based distributions
    • Ability to lead in advanced troubleshooting without guidance for hardware, software and networking issues
    • Advance knowledge of hardware RAID, software RAID, lvm, ext3/4, NFS
    • Advanced knowledge of linux network commands including NetworkManager, host, nslookup, dig, ifconfig, ip, route, netstat, ping, iptables etc.
    • Solid understanding of packet flow, tcp and udp transmissions
    • Advanced knowledge of sysv, init scripts and startup and login process for linux and osx systems
    • Advanced knowledge of virtualization concepts and implementations
    • Knowledge of rpm repository mirroring and rpmbuild for custom repos
    • Advanced knowledge of security concepts including best practice and auditing
    • Knowledge of VPN technologies including site-to-site VPN tunnels
    • Puppet management system knowledge
    • Ability to manage large data sets / projects
    • Customer service experience  

    Pluses

    • Advanced knowledge of xenserver administration including p2v
    • Knowledge of openldap
    • Familiar with visual effects shops, pipelines  or simliar
    • Experience with squid or other hardware ssl proxy web filters
    • Wireless networking experience
    • Video card experience (drivers, troubleshooting, Xorg, etc)
    • Mcollective, Cobbler, Jenkins knowledge
    • FortiGate/FortiAP experience
    • HP Procurve experience
    • Proactive, curious, energetic, troubleshooter
    • Strong desire and ability to learn and apply new knowledge and techniques
    • Able to lift a server or other similarly weighted item from time to time, independently

    If this is you, please apply on our website today! http://www.lumapictures.com/job-detail/?job_id=929c386e-65e5-4fa2-a690-43fa694d9a9a


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    Chief IT Systems Engineer (m/f)
      Full-Time @ Mackevision
     
    Location:
    Stuttgart, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
    Salary:
     
    Contact:
    recruiting@mackevision.com
    Weblink:
    www.mackevision.com

    We are looking for an experienced Chief IT Systems Engineer (m/f) to strengthen our global IT team.

    You will be responsible for the IT operations of our main site in Stuttgart, Germany.

    We look forward to receiving your informative application by E-Mail, including your salary expectations and possible start date.

    YOUR TASK

    -Take over responsibility of the IT operations of our main site in Stuttgart
    -Ensure smooth operations according to our global standards
    -Implement key technologies, e.g. work places with high performance graphics, render farms and high performance storage systems.
    -Work closely with an experienced team of local IT engineers and with our global team of IT architects
     

    OUR EXPECTATIONS

    -Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or an equivalent technical training
    -Self-directed, solution-oriented work ethic and interest in VFX production pipeline
    -Experience in implementation, operation and maintenance of:
    -Windows and Linux architectures
    -IT-Infrastructures (e.g. Ethernet, VLAN, Switching, Routing, TCP/IP)
    -Storage systems (e.g. EMC Isilon) including reproduction
    -Monitoring tools, preferably Nagios
    -Virtualization (e.g. VMware, KVM, OpenVZ)
    -Automation-Framework (like Puppet, Chef) and Scripting (like Scripting, Python)
    -Relevant Software (like Autodesk, The Foundry, Adobe)
    -Experience with following tools or tasks is welcome but not mandatory:  
    -render farm managers like Qube! and/or Deadline
    -CG project tools like Ftrack or Shotgun
    -setting up and administering SQL databases
     
    ABOUT US

    Mackevision is one of the global leaders in computer generated imagery (CGI) which covers 3D visualization, animation and visual effects. The company designs and produces image and film material, as well as interactive applications in high-end quality. It develops technological solutions for generating images and looks after the entire CGI process from data preparation to creative design. The international team looks after major corporations, medium-sized companies and their agencies.

     

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    LEAD ENVIRONMENT MODELLERS
      Full-Time @ Axis Animation
     
    Location:
    Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
    Salary:
    Dependent on experience
     
    Contact:
    recruitment@axisanimation.com
    Weblink:
    http://www.axisanimation.com/jobs/lead-environment-modeller/

    LEAD ENVIRONMENT MODELLERS

     

    Axis Animation are expanding their Senior team and are looking to hire experienced LEAD

    ENVIRONMENT MODELLERS to lead project based asset teams on an ongoing basis working onsite

    in Glasgow.

    This role requires a skilled modeller with a broad background creating different types of assets using

    both hard surface and sculpted techniques. You’ll be a personable, pro-active, self-starter who can

    motivate and lead the team around you as well as work with the Head of Department to implement

    consistent working practice and ensure the standard and quality of the assets are consistently high.

    Prior Lead experience is a must, as is thorough knowledge of Modelling, Sculpting, Texturing and

    Shading as well as the ability to troubleshoot technical problems. A good understanding of the asset

    production pipeline including pre-production, production and post-production is also necessary.

    Candidates must be willing and able to work onsite in Glasgow, and have relevant visas in place

    permitting this, if required, at time of application.

     

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Producing high quality environment assets suitable for production both technically and artistically

    Managing a team of modellers, keeping them on track and motivated

    Supporting a team of modellers with any technical problem solving

    Technical and quality controlling modelling output on assigned project

    Ensuring environment assets meet specifications provided by all relevant departments  

    Managing feedback and technical challenges on project alongside the CG Supervisor and

    Department Heads

    Liaising with production on task assignment and scheduling of the team

    Interpreting and communicating the director’s feedback and vision to the team

    Working closely with the Department Head to identify process improvements/tools to increase

    department productivity.

     

    REQUIREMENTS

    Accomplished examples of Modelling, Texturing and Shading both hard surface and sculpted

    environments

    Thorough knowledge of Modelling package of your choice is essential

    Thorough knowledge of Zbrush and/or Mudbox is preferred

    Thorough knowledge of Mari and/or Bodypaint 3D or other 3D texturing software is essential

    Experience with world machine, vue, speed tree and other terrain generation software is a plus

    Basic understanding of Lighting and Look Development

    Willingness to learn SideFX Houdini workflow

    Good communication skill and ability to work interactively with production and other departments to

    solve production challenges

    Strong leadership skills and the ability to confidently lead and schedule a team

    Ability to feedback to other departments and direct any technical changes

    Proven production experience within a team min. 5 years

     

    To apply please send your CV and demoreel link to recruitment@axisanimation.com and include the position you are applying for in the subject line, or apply on the website.


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    SENIOR SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR
      Full-Time @ The Senate Visual Effects
     
    Location:
    London, England, United Kingdom
    Salary:
     
    Contact:
    jobs@senatevfx.com
    Weblink:

    We are a very busy small boutique company with an opening for a Senior Systems Administrator.  This position is an important role and plays an integral part in the structure of the company.  You will be expected to help with the long term planning and implementation of any and all of the technology required for the smooth running of the facility.  

    Required Skills:

    • 2-3 years working in VFX as a Systems Administrator.
    • Experience of VFX workflows and software (Nuke/Maya/3DEqualizer)
    • Network render farm workflows and software (Rush or equivalent)
    • Understanding of CG file formats and codecs
    • VFX colour workflows (OCIO/ACES)
    • Linux (centOS/RHEL) workstation and server administration
    • OSX workstation and server administration
    • Networking and network security (DNS/LDAP/CIFS/NFS)
    • Large data and high availability servers (GPFS/XSAN)
    • Web and file transfer servers (FTP/Apache)
    • Backup/archiving technologies and software
    • Great communication and time management
    • Ability to remain calm under pressure
    • Ability to self manage, motivate and research
    • Ability to document new technology and mentor staff
    • Design, build, implement and maintain infrastructure across all platforms

     

    Desirable skills:

    • VFX pipeline development (Python/PyQt/PySide)
    • Projection and image playback (RV/Framecycler)
    • Monitor and device calibration
    • Database design (Filemaker/SQL)
    • Web design (HTML/CSS/PHP)
    • Scripting and automation (Bash/Perl/Python)

     

    How to Apply:

    • Please apply to jobs@senatevfx.com with ‘Senior Systems Administrator application’ in the subject header of your email.
    • Include a cover letter and your latest CV (as an attachment).

     


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  • 05/22/16--21:00: Resource Manager @ FotoKem
  • Resource Manager
      Full-Time @ FotoKem
     
    Location:
    Burbank, California, United States
    Salary:
    DOE
     
    Contact:
    jobs@fotokem.com
    Weblink:

    FotoKem is looking for a Resource Manager for our Creative Services division. This position will work with the Resource group to maintain the schedules for DI, Telecine, nextLAB, and DRS. The candidate must be detail oriented and have the ability to multi-task.

    This is a Monday through Friday position and the actual hours are TBD. Strong communication skills, written and verbal are a must, the individual will be responsible for updating scheduALL with detailed notes and following up with any tasks assigned by lead resource managers. Applicant must be comfortable working in a team environment and trusting of team members.

    The position requires the knowledge to navigate Fotokem facilities. Candidate should have experience with dailies & post production workflows.  Knowledge of BBJ Mainframe and scheduALL is a plus.

    This position involves the ability to look at a picture and track changes and foresee conflicts. Having the ability to catch on quickly and retain information is key to an applicant’s success. We expect applicants to be well organized and very clear with their communication skills.


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  • 05/22/16--21:00: DI Producer @ FotoKem
  • DI Producer
      Full-Time @ FotoKem
     
    Location:
    Burbank, California, United States
    Salary:
     
    Contact:
    jobs@fotokem.com
    Weblink:

    Fotokem is seeking a well-rounded and experienced Dailies Producer to support remote and local productions.

     

    Individuals who apply must have at least 5 years of experience in a professional post facility, be able to multi-task efficiently, work well in a team environment and have outstanding customer relations.

     

    Candidates should have a working knowledge of dailies workflow, including telecine, digital cameras and editing systems such as FCP or Avid. It is also important that candidates have an understanding of the dailies process- including, but not limited protection of camera assets, dailies color correction, syncing of picture and sound, transcoding and offline deliverables.

     

    This position requires you to work closely and coordinate with multiple shifts and departments across the facility. Strong communication skills, written and verbal are a must as you will be responsible for updating clients with detailed notes about the status of their projects as well as passing off to swing shift coverage daily.

     

    The position requires someone who is a proactive leader and has the knowledge to troubleshoot with limited support.

     


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  • 05/23/16--21:00: PIPELINE TD @ Axis Animation
  • PIPELINE TD
      Full-Time @ Axis Animation
     
    Location:
    Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
    Salary:
     
    Contact:
    recruitment@axisanimation.com
    Weblink:
    http://www.axisanimation.com/jobs/r-n-d-developer/

    PIPELINE TD

     

    Axis Animation seeks an exceptional PIPELINE TD to join our Research and Development team on an ongoing basis, working onsite in Glasgow.

    Research and Development collaborate with all departments to design, develop and maintain artist tools alongside core applications and services used by Axis Animation. These include: review tools and pipeline, production and asset tracking services, software environment management and more. Together these systems form the building blocks that enable the data creation and flow required for delivery of final content.

    Axis Animation is also involved in government funded research to leverage cloud rendering and games engines in animation and VFX. Research and Development are responsible for developing these technologies and integrating them into the pipeline.

    Candidates are required and must be eligible at time of application, to work on-site in Glasgow.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Develop pipeline tools and processes to meet production needs

    • Work with the Head of R&D to design and prioritize production needs

    • Ensure tools and processes meet the global pipeline framework and tracking systems

    • Test and debug tools and process to ensure stability and usability

    • Act as a liaison for communicating technical issues to Production, R&D and IT

    • Educate artists on how to work with the pipeline

    • Create and update documentation explaining our processes and tools

    REQUIREMENTS

    • 3+ years of experience in animation or visual effects for film or television

    • Experience developing for Shotgun, FTrack or other production tracking software

    • Experience developing for Maya, Nuke or Houdini

    • Strong experience in Python

    • Excellent communication, troubleshooting and debugging skills

    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

    STRONGLY PREFERRED

    • Experience in designing and building database systems

    • Experience with PyQt / pySide

    • Experience in Django, Flask or web development

    • Working knowledge of C++

     

    To apply please send your CV and demoreel link to recruitment@axisanimation.com and include the position you are applying for in the subject line, or apply on the website.


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    IT Technology Runner
      Full-Time @ The Third Floor
     
    Location:
    London, England, United Kingdom
    Salary:
     
    Contact:
    careers@thethirdfloorinc.com
    Weblink:
    http://www.thethirdfloorinc.com/careers/jobs.php#IT-Tech-Runner

    IT Tech Runner -Fixed Term contract for 1 year 

    THE THIRD FLOOR, Inc. is the world’s pre-eminent visualization company with offices in Los Angeles and London as well as on location with productions around the world. Since 2004, the studio has helped clients visualize and maximize content by producing computer-animated blueprints, known as “previsualizations”. Recent film and television projects THE THIRD FLOOR has worked on include The Martian, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Marvel’s Ant-Man, Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, Mad Max: Fury Road, Maleficent, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Edge of Tomorrow, Guardians of the Galaxy and Game of Thrones Seasons 4 and 5. The Technology Runner will work in the IT team to provide IT support for the Third Floor office and studios. This is a very exciting opening for anyone with a true passion for technology and support. It is an opportunity to gain training and insight on the systems powering our many creative teams, on our various projects. As a gateway to a career in Systems this role is an ideal way for a hardworking and motivated individual to get their foot in the door of this creative industry.

    Responsibilities:

    • Workstation relocation and configuration
    • Basic workstation troubleshooting
    • Preventative maintenance
    • On-set setups
    • Call logging and assigning
    • Prepare documentation, asset management, manage loan equipment

    Essential Skills:

    • Previous support experience, or recent Computing (or related) qualification
    • Can show a strong passion for technology
    • Technically hands-on

    Desirable Skills:

    • Experience in a customer facing support role
    • Experience supporting Windows, Linux, Mac OS, Active Directory
    • Hands-on hardware support; builds, upgrades, repair
    • Printers, Scanners, Imaging, Backups, Anti-virus
    • Basic Scripting
    • Understand of networking: DNS\DHCP, TCP/IP etc.
    • Documentation, call logging, procurement
    • Understanding or exposure to 3D Animation application support would be an advantage

    Personal Attributes:

    • Self-motivated, flexible & strong problem solving skills
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Attention to detail: can follow written procedures
    • Proven ability to work well under pressure and to tight deadlines
    • Thorough and methodical
    • The ability to work well in a team
    • Autonomous, resourceful, positive and calm in a production orientated environment
    • *Note some heavy lifting is required in this role

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    Lead Systems Engineer
      Full-Time @ MPC (The Moving Picture Company)
     
    Location:
    Manhattan, New York, United States
    Salary:
     
    Contact:
    newyork-jobs@moving-picture.com
    Weblink:
    moving-picture.com

    Lead Systems Engineer – MPC Advertising – New York

    With offices all over the globe, MPC is one of the world's leading visual effects (VFX) studios, creating award winning, high-end VFX for the advertising industries.

    We are constantly looking for the best talent in the world, enthusiastic people that come in everyday to be a part of some of the best work in the industry.  Our team in Los Angeles, and throughout our global network of studios, produce creative, visually stunning and technically challenging VFX and digital projects of the highest quality, and we are looking for candidates with a desire to be involved in the success of these projects.

    Reporting to local Head of Technology the Lead Systems Engineer supervises the local Advertising Engineering team to ensure ongoing reliable operations of all site infrastructure and coordinates with other technology teams to design and execute the technology strategy for MPC Advertising.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Lead the engineering team efforts to coordinate ideas and changes that improve service and optimize infrastructure.
    • Work closely with Lead VFX artists to ensure engineering meets and exceeds support expectations.
    • Management of local data center(s).
    • Build and maintain operation of storage, render, servers and workstations.
    • Coordinate support for global services hosted locally  - MySQL Databases, Amanda, Tractor, Multisite VMs etc.
    • Ensure desktop deployments meet needs of production
    • Manage the local production pipeline.
    • Systems performance monitoring and optimization
    • Ensure security MPC policy is adhered to and report any suspected incidents.
    • External data transfer support, liaising with clients when required
    • Lead disaster recovery efforts for local site
    • Contribute to new site builds and training new joiners in new/other sites.
    • Collaboration with Global IT and Core Engineering teams to resolve more complex issues, design, specification and deployment of new technology.
    • Work with Production Operations Manager on capacity planning to ensure resourcing is in line with production needs.
    • Assist Head Of Technology with vendor management and purchasing.
    • Mentor and train other team members

    Experience and Skills:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or equivalent
    • Engineering level knowledge of standard CG and compositing applications (Maya, Houdini, Mental Ray, Flame, Nuke, etc.)
    • A minimum of 3 years  Linux, Mac OS X and Windows system administration experience
    • Knowledge of programming with Python, C/C++ and scripting languages such as bash, tcsh, and Perl.
    • Experience with scale strongly preferred. (Render farms, Clusters, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Storage, etc.)
    • Strong understanding of storage and networking, NFS, Isilon storage cluster, Brocade and HP switch configuration.
    • Flame/Smoke Stonefs framestore, Aspera experience all strong plusses.
    • Some understanding of Color Science and Colorspaces is desirable.
    • Facility of technologies such as MySQL, NFS, Apache, Subversion and RPM.
    • Integrate off the shelf and custom applications into production pipelines.
    • Excellent communication, people skills, and team working skills.
    • Capacity to manage a busy workload with high productivity.

    If you are interested, please email your resume and reel to newyork-jobs@moving-picture.com

    No phone calls please – due to the large number of applications we receive it is not possible for us to give individual feedback on the phone.


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    System Engineer
      Full-Time @ MPC (The Moving Picture Company)
     
    Location:
    Manhattan, New York, United States
    Salary:
     
    Contact:
    newyork-jobs@moving-picture.com
    Weblink:
    moving-picture.com

    Systems Engineer – MPC Advertising – New York

    With offices all over the globe, MPC is one of the world's leading visual effects (VFX) studios, creating award winning, high-end VFX for the advertising industries.

    We are constantly looking for the best talent in the world, enthusiastic people that come in everyday to be a part of some of the best work in the industry.  Our team in Los Angeles, and throughout our global network of studios, produce creative, visually stunning and technically challenging VFX and digital projects of the highest quality, and we are looking for candidates with a desire to be involved in the success of these projects.

    MPC utilizes and continually invests in new technologies, and a key part of the organization is the Systems team that develops and maintains the infrastructure on which all the visual effects are created.

    There is currently a vacancy for the position of Systems Engineer. Reporting to the Head of Technology, this role offers the successful candidate unlimited potential to advance technical skills, offers experience with state-of-the-art technology and opportunity to learn from specialist digital media colleagues.

    The Administrator works in collaboration with VFX Supervisors, Compositing Supervisors, 3D Animators and Production staff to advise management and clients.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Provide technical support for VFX Artists using Linux workstations.
    • Install, deploy, and troubleshoot common VFX tools including Baselight, Flame, Maya, Nuke as well as MPC developed tools.
    • Integrate off-the-shelf and custom applications into production pipelines.
    • Support and maintain infrastructure including Tractor based Render farm with netbooted Linux render nodes, Isilon Storage Cluster, Linux Servers and Workstations, Network Equipment, and Virtual Machines.
    • Work and communicate with London headquarters and counterparts in other MPC offices around the globe.
    • Work with artists and producers to understand individual projects to serve as an expert resource.
    •  Develop methods to streamline workflow and increase job delivery efficiency within budget and technical limitations.
    • Work with the team to design, develop and implement/install software tools and programs to achieve the desired functionality of the production stages.
    • Work with the Systems team to develop tools and systems to increase
      efficiency of the systems infrastructure
    • Take ownership of and assist the engineering team with various evaluation, installation, development and decommissioning projects.
    • Keep abreast of latest developments in data based workflows, audio and video systems, Autodesk products as well as working practices of high-end commercial post production.
    • Manage preventative maintenance schedules.

    Experience and Skills:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or equivalent
    • Engineering level knowledge of standard CG and compositing applications (Maya, Houdini, Mental Ray, Flame and Nuke.)
    • A minimum of 3 years UNIX/Linux, Mac OS X and Windows system administration experience
    • Knowledge of programming with Python, C/C++ and scripting languages such as bash, tcsh, and Perl.
    • Experience with scale strongly preferred. (Renderfarms, Clusters, Clouds, Enterprise, etc.)
    • Strong understanding of storage and networking, NFS, Isilon storage cluster, Alcatel + HP switch configuration, Flame/Smoke Stonefs framestore, Aspera experience all strong plusses.
    • Some understanding of Color Science and Colorspaces is desirable.
    • An understanding of technologies such as MySQL, NFS, Apache, Subversion and RPM.
    • Integrate off the shelf and custom applications into production pipelines.
    • Excellent communication, people skills, and team working skills.
    • Capacity to manage a busy workload with high productivity.

    If you are interested, please email your resume and reel to newyork-jobs@moving-picture.com

    No phone calls please – due to the large number of applications we receive it is not possible for us to give individual feedback on the phone.


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    Technical Coordinator
      Full-Time @ Woodshop
     
    Location:
    Culver City, California, United States
    Salary:
    $30,000 - $50,000
     
    Contact:
    tech.coordinator@woodshop.tv
    Weblink:

    Technical Coordinator Updated 20160226.2 Job Description
    WoodShop Studios, Inc

    About the Company
    WoodShop is a design­driven live action and post production production company that thrives on creating and delivering innovative ideas across a broad range of media. An eggs­to­apples vendor, we house design, direction, editorial, animation, visual effects, and finishing all under one roof.’

    The Ideal Candidate
    The Technical Coordinator will provide first response support for all WoodShop Employees and their clients. They must posses the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously while maintaining a positive and enthusiastic demeanour.

    They should be actively interested and abreast of new and emerging technologies, especially those relevant to digital production. A nerd inside and outside of the office, we’re looking for someone who’s both technically savvy and boasts an array of interests who’s fun to be around. Fly a drone? Participate in amateur rocketry? Tell us about it.

    Job Duties

    • ­  Administer, deploy and maintain server, stations, hardware and their peripherals

    • ­  Test and ensure software compatibility before roll out

    • ­  Software and license installation, administer updates when necessary

    • ­  Anticipate and communicate the technical needs of all employees

    • ­  Maintain and manage a hardware and software asset tracking database

    • ­  Assist in both pipeline and workflow development for both live action and vfx production

    • ­  Assist Producers in the bidding and deployment process by providing accurate budgets for rental

      and purchase requests

    • ­  Maintain and constantly evaluate the integrity of local networks and remote access

    • ­  Evaluate project storage requirements and manage project archive databases

    Skills and Qualifications

    • ­  Excellent time management and ability to track multiple tasks simultaneously

    • ­  Excellent organizational and task management skills

    • ­  Intimate knowledge of Mac OS X and Windows OS, Basic Linux Red Hat a plus

    • ­  Good understanding of various data interfaces and infrastructure; USB 3 vs 10Gbe etc

    • ­  Basic Python, Perl and Linux CLI a plus

    • ­  Basic Isilon EMC Server Administration a plus

    • ­  Familiarity with VOIP telephony solutions a plus

    • ­  Genuine interest in technology and being a perpetual student

      Apply by sending a cover letter and your resume to tech.coordinator@woodshop.tv and please include your favorite Science Fiction character 


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  • 05/27/16--21:00: UI Developer @ PipelineFX
  • UI Developer
      Full-Time @ PipelineFX
     
    Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
    Salary:
     
    Contact:
    scott@pipelinefx.com
    Weblink:

    Role: UI Developer
    Company: PipelineFX
    Term: Full Time
    Location:Remote (work from home)

    The Company

    PipelineFX is a small yet well established company that writes and maintains the leading render farm management software available with over ten years on the market and hundreds of clients. Consisting of a veteran team from the visual effects, animation, and games industries, PipelineFX offers a flexible work environment. The whole team is remote so we work around the schedules of our employees. We are used by well known names such as Method Studios, Disney Parks, Ford, GM, Image Engine, Hasbro, Microsoft, Fisher Price, Toyota, Target, Marvel Studios, NASA, ESPN, the WWE and many more. Our client interactions are interesting and offer the opportunity to work with these companies virtually or occasionally in person if we need you to go on site. Learn more about us at www.pipelinefx.com.


    The Position

    We are looking for an experienced UI Developer who has worked in one or all of the following areas: visual effects or animation or games, writing tools to support render farms, or specifically administering or supporting Qube!. This position is within our software development team where you will work within the main code base for our software package - Qube!. We anticipate this role will consist primarily of creating and updating submission UI functionality, any user experience changes in our primary interface known as ArtistView, updating our chart and report generation, and identifying areas where Qube! may be able to leverage more web based frameworks.

    Responsibilities

    - Create, update, or fix submission UI’s both for Qube! natively and for 3rd party software packages from companies like Adobe, Autodesk, The Foundry, and Side Effects
    - Make functional and aesthetic changes to ArtistView - from simple as a color pallette to as complicated as database driven reporting
    - Introduce new, aesthetically pleasing reports into the UI
    - Update the user experience for ancillary tools such as QubeLocker
    - Experiment with web technologies and identify areas of advancement for Qube!
    - As needed, learn about other areas of Qube! and provide support for technical client issues
    - Research, diagnose, troubleshoot and identify solutions to resolve customer issues
    - Interact with and update support tickets in Zendesk as needed
    - Take ownership of customer issues all the way through to resolution
    - Initiate software builds of Qube through our cloud based infrastructure

    Requirements

    - Comfortable working from home for a remote team
    - Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    - Proven working experience with visual effects or animation or games
    - Proficient in QT
    - Proficient with Python
    - Familiarity with wxpython
    - Proficient with Javascript and CSS
    - Experience with charting or graphing tools like QtCharts
    - Experience with major operating systems - Linux, OS X, Windows
    - Familiarity with AWS
    - Experience writing tools to support render pipelines a plus
    - Ability to write or fix code written in Perl a plus
    - Experience with 3DS Max a plus

     


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    Software Developer
      Full-Time @ PipelineFX
     
    Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
    Salary:
     
    Contact:
    scott@pipelinefx.com
    Weblink:

    Role: Software Developer
    Company: PipelineFX
    Term: Full Time
    Location:Remote (work from home)



    The Company

    PipelineFX is a small yet well established company that writes and maintains the leading render farm management software available with over ten years on the market and hundreds of clients. Consisting of a veteran team from the visual effects, animation, and games industries, PipelineFX offers a flexible work environment. The whole team is remote so we work around the schedules of our employees. We are used by well known names such as Method Studios, Disney Parks, Ford, GM, Image Engine, Hasbro, Microsoft, Fisher Price, Toyota, Target, Marvel Studios, NASA, ESPN, the WWE and many more. Our client interactions are interesting and offer the opportunity to work with these companies virtually or occasionally in person if we need you to go on site. Learn more about us at www.pipelinefx.com.


    The Position

    We are looking for a Software Developer from the games, visual effects, or animation industry that has worked in the following areas: Postgres database support or administration, migration from MySQL to Postgres, and with scheduling or queuing tools (specifically those written in C++) .This position is within our software development team where you will work on product - Qube!. We anticipate this role will consist primarily of assisting with our migration from MySQL to Postgres, any database troubleshooting or tuning in Postgres, and making code changes to the core scheduling engine both on the dispatch and worker sides.

    Responsibilities

    - Assist in the migration of Qube’s core database from MySQL to Postgres
    - Contribute to the creation of a database abstraction layer
    - Update, troubleshoot, and tune the Postgres schema as needed
    - Work on new features and bugs within our core scheduling engine
    - Work on new features and bugs in our worker code
    - If needed, initiate software builds of Qube through our cloud based infrastructure
    - Build and test Qube! on different OS platforms across Linux, OS X, and Windows
    - As needed, learn about other areas of Qube! and provide support for technical client issues
    - Research, diagnose, troubleshoot and identify solutions to resolve customer issues
    - Interact with and update support tickets in Zendesk as needed
    - Take ownership of customer issues all the way through to resolution

    Requirements

    - Comfortable working from home for a remote team
    - Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    - Proven working experience with visual effects or animation pipelines
    - Proficient with relational databases, specifically Postgres
    - Proficient in C++
    - Able to write tools in Python
    - Comfortable writing shell scripts
    - Experience with major operating systems - Linux, OS X, Windows
    - Familiarity with AWS
    - Ability to write or fix code written in Perl a plus
    - Previous system administration experience a plus

     


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