Production Tools Engineer
London, United Kingdom
Position at Industrial Light & Magic
The Pipeline Technical Director is responsible for developing and maintaining the VFX production pipeline, and ensuring it is running smoothly and efficiently. Based within the Pipeline team you will be active in both development projects, mentoring and artist support.
Education / Experience
• Bachelor's degree in Computing Science or Graphics discipline, or equivalent professional experience
• Proven experience in the visual effects or computer animation industries
Required Skills / Technical Competencies
• A clear and concise communicator: ability to keep end users informed of progress and managers informed of requests.
• An effective listener: able to engage with and understand artists to discover what their requirements are.
• An effective time manager: must be able to prioritize a multitude of requests and not be afraid to ask for help if the path isn't clear.
• Passionate about delivering rigorous follow-through on assigned tasks.
• An agile, flexible and quick thinker: this is an energetic, dynamic environment requiring an ability to adapt to rapidly changing requirements.
• A creative thinker and innovator: able to devise and employ ingenious solutions to difficult problems.
• Strong knowledge of python programming and the Linux environment
• Experience working with revision control systems and defined coding standards
• Experience developing tools and/or plugins within industry software packages such as Maya, Nuke, Houdini or Katana
• Experience with Renderman, vray or Arnold
Preferred Skills / Technical Competencies
• Experience with database technologies such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB or Redis
• Experience writing RESTful APIs
• Experience developing against and/or deploying Amazon Web Services
• Knowledge of the standard python packaging and installation tool-chain
• VFX, Feature Animation or Episodic production experience
• Experience developing on Windows
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.