Full Time Job

Training Technical Specialist


Vancouver, BC 03-04-2024
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description
This role is considered Hybrid, which means the employee will work 2-3 days onsite at a Company designated location and occasionally from home.

Position Summary

ILM Vancouver's Studio Talent Group is seeking a Technical Specialist to perform two key roles: 1) to maintain Training's hardware and computing environment to ensure that we are prepared to provide effective training for ILM's global studios and 2) maintain and development the Studio Talent Group's tool set, including our internal technical documentation Content Management System.

This challenging position will offer the opportunity to discover, develop, and expand one's skills in a dynamic, diverse, and collaborative environment.

This position is open to B.C. residents only who currently have the right to work in Canada.

What You'll Do

Content Management System - Confluence:
Support and enhance Confluence, ILM's technical content management system, including new releases/upgrades as necessary
Troubleshoot Confluence related support questions
Work with developers in Production Engineering and Information Systems to ensure Confluence is working as it should
Stay up-to-date on the latest tools in web development

Training Environment:
Maintain resources and standards for Training. Coordinate with technical staff in all ILM Studios to determine the needs for Training's environment. Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
Ensure that training directories are up-to-date with current generics;
Monitor disk space and report status to all who need to know;
Monitor show-specific scripts;
Modify scripts where needed to make sure everything is working and appropriate improvements are developed;
Maintain proficiency in shot and asset management systems;
Ingest production shots and assets into the training show environment;
Politely remind trainers and trainees to clean up their files
Quickly and efficiently perform all tasks as directed, assisting the trainers with scripts/software, resource updates, departmental procedures, and so on
Facilitate integration of new software, hardware and procedures into ILM & show specific pipelines as needed

Training Department Tool Suite:
Maintain our tool suite, including new releases/upgrades as necessary
Troubleshoot any related support questions

Training Department Support:
Assist Studio Talent Group team with projects as needed
Maintain and update Wordpress sites including STG's site, ilm-online, and survey tools, ensuring content is current and relevant
Post vidcaps/recordings to Confluence after Speaker Series presentations
Provide media updates to the ILM Production Workflow document
Participate in Production Engineering meetings as needed to stay informed regarding any developments in technology

What We're Looking For
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent degree, plus 1 year of related experience
Familiarity with film production/post production and computer graphics
Aesthetic eye and/or artistic background highly desired
Proven knowledge of and experience with Linux and Windows operating systems
Strong scripting language (e.g., Python) and programming language (e.g., Python, C/C++, Java) is a must
Knowledge of, and experience with, 3D modeling/animation software (i.e. Maya)
Excellent verbal and written communication skills required. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively interact with diverse personalities
Strong time management skills; Ability to multi-task and prioritize
Proven ability to work autonomously and in team settings


The hiring range for this position in Vancouver is C$57,800 to C$74,000 per year based on a 40-hour work week. The amount of hours scheduled per week may vary based on business needs. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate's geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A full range of medical, financial, and/or other variable pay or benefits, may be offered dependent on the level and position offered.

This position is with ILM (Vancouver) Inc., which is part of a business we call Industrial Light & Magic.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d8e8m6-3-238-235-248-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $57,800 to $74,000 Per Year ($ USD)
Company Profile

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