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Virtual Production Engineer Ilm

Lucasfilm

London, United Kingdom 07-18-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Position Summary

The primary focus of the Virtual Production Engineer is to ensure operational integrity of a complete, on set virtual production system. This includes:
• Maintaining state-of-the-art hardware and software systems
• Providing front-line support to on set operators and artists
• Troubleshooting in a fast-paced, cutting-edge virtual production environment
• Interfacing with other on set technical departments
• Relaying issues to the global Virtual Production Engineering team

What You'll Do
• Maintain complex hardware, video, & software solutions to assist in virtual production data acquisition & display on set
• Provide front-line technical support for virtual production operators, artists, and production staff
• Troubleshoot complex, on set technical issues, package up problems, and redirect to global engineering team when required
• Script on set virtual production tools to meet immediate, production demands
• Maintain and ensure correct setup of virtual production hardware systems, including motion capture technology, video systems, and networking
• Help maintain a wide array of existing workflows and scripts
• Update documentation for virtual production hardware or software setup to reflect any on set changes
• Work as part of the global ILM virtual production team to provide effective virtual production solutions
• Together with on set virtual production operators, test and validate newly deployed or released hardware or software solutions; work closely with global engineering team in testing and releasing new and modified systems
• When not executing work for a specific on set production, work on the virtual production engineering team to improve the reliability and efficiency of virtual production systems
• Interface with engineering leads throughout the Lucasfilm companies regarding the state of the on set virtual production systems
• Communicate effectively with leads and other virtual production team members

What We're Looking For

General
• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical field
• 5 years experience in VFX or similar digital production facility.
• Proficiency with realtime workflows and virtual production technology is desirable
• On set experience is desirable

Hardware and Systems
• Experience with Linux environments and administration
• Experience with signal and/or video hardware systems
• Experience with interfacing external devices via APIs and protocols
• Experience with virtual reality equipment is desirable
• Experience with networking hardware and protocols is desirable

Software
• Experience scripting in Python
• Experience using and scripting for DCC editors and/or 3D tools

Personal / Professional
• Detail-oriented
• Self-sufficient
• Ability to troubleshoot under pressure
• Ability to work well with a wide range of personality types
• Must possess strong communication skills
• Ability to work extended hours
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Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d922q4-44-200-30-73-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Lucasfilm

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.