Intern - Technology


Vancouver, BC 01-22-2021
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  • Paid
  • Internship
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description


Position at Industrial Light & Magic

The Technology Intern will be assisting the Technology Department in ensuring that systems and services are ready and operational for production use. The Intern will help with testing new products and technology used by ILM Vancouver’s production departments as part of a larger project team. The Technology Intern will assist with infrastructure audits including planning for and completion of both back- and front-end technology refresh cycles. The successful candidate will contribute to operational improvements within the team, such as developing scripts to solve task- related problems, reviewing existing services and procedures, and reporting on findings to the team.

Primary Responsibilities and Accountabilities

The ILM Technology team based out of ILM Vancouver’s downtown office, works closely with other Lucasfilm and ILM divisions, including production, corporate and Disney business segments. We are responsible for delivering a broad range of IT services, either directly or in partnership with other teams, in order to help ensure the delivery of client projects. This includes hardware and software for desktop, network, storage, servers and media systems and much more.
• Build and deploy desktop systems at scale, including Linux, Windows and Mac.
• Contribute to daily operational tasks, including managing inventory, resolving support tickets and general troubleshooting.
• Assist as needed with work on systems and infrastructure such as storage, servers and core services both in the cloud and on-premise.

Job Requirements

Education / ExperienceThe internship would be particularly suitable for those pursuing a degree in Film or Computer Science or related degrees, but open to anyone with a deep interest in technology, be it hardware or software, and its application to creative media production, such as visual effects, games, animation, sound/music etc.

Required Skills / Competencies
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills required. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively interact with diverse personalities is important.
• Good time management skills and the ability to multi-task and prioritize.
• Ability to work autonomously and in team settings.

Preferred Skills / Competencies
• Passionate about film and visual effects production and technology.
• The ability to think logically and break complex issues into smaller tasks/steps when troubleshooting.
• Familiar with desktop and server hardware components.
• Experience working with multiple operating systems, including Linux, Windows and Mac.
• Exposure to programming concepts and experience with shell/bash or Python.
• Familiarity with databases, network storage and virtualization technology a plus.

Physical Requirements
• Sitting is required
• Can lift up to 50lbs

Company Profile

Lucasfilm is among the world’s leading entertainment service companies, a pioneer in visual effects and sound across multiple mediums, and is home to the legendary Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises.