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Production Engineer


San Francisco, CA 07-15-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
We are looking for a Production Engineer, Level II who reflects the innovative spirit, creative talent, production excellence, collaborative mindset and passion for great filmmaking to join Production Engineering's data team at ILM.

Production Engineering is a globally distributed team that develops tools and workflows which act as the foundational infrastructure for ILM's other departments. This role will be responsible for organizing data from clients, artists, and the pipeline on disk, and tracking disaster recovery, retention, and capacity concerns. They will reengineer the pipeline to be able to track what is needed, what is used and what isn't, and will oversee syncing and mirroring infrastructure and pipeline between studios.

What You'll Do
• Responsible for the development of workflow and tools, under the guidance of a project lead
• Creates new tools and workflows
• Receives general instruction on work and new assignments
• Advises/assists other engineers with maintenance and bug fixing of existing tools
• Serves as knowledge resource for workflow and tools used in production at ILM
• Updates and features additions to existing tools
• Provide support to local productions to keep the pipeline running smoothly
• Troubleshoot pipeline issues
• Fix bugs and tune workflow tools
• Install and configure software
• Assist with show work area creation and configuration
• Configure the pipeline to meet shows' needs
• Develop per-show tool customizations as determined by show supervisors
• Provide training and assistance to artists on toolsets and workflows
• Participates in discussions surrounding future workflow and tool development
• Collaborates with artists and productions to develop efficient workflows and supporting tools
• Participate in the activities of the globally distributed production engineering team, including:
• development and support activities regular status and planning meetings as time zones permit adhere to development best practices and standards defined by Production Engineering Supervisor

What We're Looking For
• A positive, ''can-do'' attitude with balance: must not be afraid to ask for help when getting outside experience base or comfort zone
• 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
• In-depth knowledge of python programming and the Linux environment
• Experience working with revision control systems and defined coding standards
• Experience designing and/or maintaining highly available systems with database, web services, ui and reporting subsystems
• Bachelor's degree in Computing Science or Graphics discipline, or equivalent professional experience
• 3-6 years of experience in the visual effects or computer animation industries
• Nice to have:
• Experience developing with C++
• Experience with database technologies such as PostgreSQL, MySQL, MongoDB or Redis
• Experience writing RESTful APIs
• Experience with Ansible and Docker

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location: 'San Francisco, California, United States',

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Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r722e6-44-200-30-73-42 in your application.

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.