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  • Render Supervisor

    Everything will be awesome when you’re part of the team! Are you a Render Supervisor interested in working with us – the studio that brought you the LEGO Movie?! The Render Supervisor will be responsible for managing the delivery of data to and from production, managing render priorities and storage resources, as well as leading and mentoring the Render team. This is a full time, permanent role that reports to the Head of IT. What you’ll get to do:

    • Work with digital artists to ensure the smooth delivery of final rendered CG elements for animation of the film
    • Manage and monitor performance, quality, and completeness of work within the Render team to ensure that team goals for responsiveness, quality, and service levels are met or exceeded
    • Act as main point of contact for production specific render needs
    • Monitor incoming requests, and delegate work efficiently to ensure successful completion of projects and tasks across crew members of all skill levels
    • Provide assistance as the first level of escalation for sensitive or technical issues
    • Participate in the recruiting process for new employees as required
    • Set and balance the daily tasks of the Rendering team in conjunction with production needs
    • Monitor critical systems using Zabbix or Zenoss
    • Monitor farm, perform job retries, keep track of hardware count, send out farm reports
    • Manage virtual file systems by managing quotas & cleanup
    • Backup management- check daily backups, load tapes as needed, do restore as requested
    • Archive Management – take completed shot files and prep for archive onto tape
    • Aspera management- create accounts, monitor transfers, cleanup Aspera accounts
    • Execute playlists and monitor vidouts/filmouts on the farm
    • Receive all portable media & ensure compliance with MPAA and client security standards
    • Camera equipment- check in/out using asset management tools
    • Work with production and tech staff to create render & storage projections
    • Escalate pipeline issues with TD’s to facilitate troubleshooting
    • Maintain communication with production to identify priorities and provide regular updates on all outstanding requests
    • Support open communication between operations, production, production management, R&D and all AL departments
    What you bring:

    • 5-6 years in a production environment as a Render Supervisor
    • University degree or equivalent experience
    • Previous leadership experience in a similar position managing a group of Render Wranglers
    • Unix experience or familiarity (proficiency with basic tools)
    • Experience with data transfer applications like Aspera or Signiant
    • Experience working with relational databases and data management concepts
    • Strong understanding of render forecasting methods
    • Knowledge of backup & archiving processes within a major visual effect or animation studio
    • Familiarity with most basic system administration tools and processes
    • Familiarity with networked/distributed computing concepts
    • Familiarity with scripting languages (eg. Perl, Python) is an asset
    • Excellent troubleshooting and documentation skills
    • Desire to provide excellent customer support in a production environment
    • Excellent communication skills and ability to work with people with various levels of technical proficiency in English language
    • Strong work ethic, and the ability to take direction is essential
    • Interest in computer animation and visual effects is an asset

    Due to security reason please do not include any links to Dropbox or Google Docs.

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