Full Time Job

Virtual Production Engineer


Manhattan Beach, CA 09-30-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
The primary focus of the Virtual Production Engineer is to ensure operational integrity of a complete, on set virtual production system.

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
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
Script on set virtual production tools to meet immediate, production demands
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 the global engineering team in testing and releasing new and modified systems
When not executing work for a specific on set production, serve on the virtual production engineering team to improve the reliability and efficiency of virtual production hardware and/or software systems
Interface with engineering leads throughout the Lucasfilm companies regarding the state of the on set virtual production systems
Communicate effectively with supervisors and other virtual production team members

What We're Looking For

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

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

Personal / Professional
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


Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r0030m-44-197-198-214-42 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.