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Research Manager

Scanline VFX

Los Angeles, CA 03-19-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Eyeline Studios

At Eyeline, Scanline VFX's virtual production division, we want to provide you with a solid foundation where you can be a part of an innovative team of brilliant researchers, developers and virtual storytellers. Learn more.

The Research Manager will be an integral part of a world-class engineering & research team pushing the boundaries of computer vision and machine learning. You will work directly with the Chief Research Officer and Key Team Leaders to establish and communicate initiatives, projects, milestones, and resource needs. This role will act as a liaison between Research, Technology teams, Project leaders, and other key stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities
• Manage a development team which generally consists of Research Team Members; Research Scientists, Engineers and Interns
• Establish and document milestones, metrics, and schedules for research initiatives
• Anticipate bottlenecks, provide management escalation, project prioritization, make tradeoffs, balance the needs versus technical constraints, and promote initial partner deployments
• Host daily stand-up meetings in the PST time zone and ensure the team is following procedure for work prioritization
• Focus on the immediate team and identify team issues, and suggest solutions related to execution goals. Identify task-related processes to improve efficiency
• Ensure each project setup meets the specifications of the studio with regular status reporting and capacity plan updates
• Establish engagement processes to ensure all workflows are clearly defined, processes are documented, and staff are trained in expectations
• Collaborate closely with business stakeholders and engineering teams to facilitate integration of research results into the content production workflow
• Assist researchers in the preparation of research papers for submission to top-tier conferences in computer vision and computer graphics
• Managing professional development plans and conduct regular one-on-ones with direct reports

Minimum Qualifications
• 3+ years of Project Management or Project Lead Experience with production lifecycles, processes and project planning
• Experience working with expansive teams, mediation and conflict resolution
• Demonstrated advanced work experience in research management, technology development, product management, project management, and academic publications
• Strong collaboration and interpersonal skills to work effectively with cross-functional teams
• Comfortable public speaking, talking through solutions and distilling information

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience in a Scrum/ Agile software development environment (Jira, Confluence, Google Sheet Automations, and Miro)
• Self-directed, proactive, detailed, organized and solution-oriented
• Experience with formal communications, publishing reports or partner facing documentation is a plus
• Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills
• A strong understanding of computer imaging technology and workflows
• Comfortable with ambiguity; able to take ownership, and thrive with minimal oversight

$140,000 - $200,000 a year

This salary range is specific to applicants located in Los Angeles, California. To determine your base salary, we consider your qualifications, skills, and experience. These considerations can cause your compensation to vary outside of this range and will also be dependent on your location.

About Us

Scanline VFX is an award-winning leader in the visual effects industry with 7 studios worldwide, including London, Los Angeles, Montreal, Munich, Seoul, Stuttgart, and Vancouver. Since our beginning in 1989, we strive to set the highest standard of quality in everything we do. Through innovation, we generate solutions for our clients and raise the bar - both within our workplace and throughout our industry.

We look for explorers, people who are willing to go to new places and are open to testing, learning and iterating as they go. We believe great ideas come from everyone, so we actively encourage team members to ask questions and present their ideas.

Powered by Netflix

Netflix's investment in our pipeline, infrastructure, and workforce allows us to continue to push the boundaries of what is possible in visual effects. In addition to working on projects for Netflix, we continue to work with a variety of long-standing and new clients.

Come as you are

We are committed to ensuring fair and equal treatment of your application. When you apply for a role with us, you will receive consideration based solely on your qualifications.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d2m427-3-227-240-72-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $140,000 to $200,000 Per Year ($ USD)