Working closely with other Technical Resources divisions and end users, the Digital Resources Administrator will ensure the render-queuing system (farm) is constantly monitored to help achieve efficient and trouble-free rendering. They are also responsible for safeguarding and manipulating (data) assets and providing a range of data management services to Production.

Please note that this position includes variable shift work.

What you’ll get to do:

  • Work with artists on the delivery of final rendered computer graphics elements for an animated feature film
  • Work with production to identify priorities and creative solutions to render concerns
  • Where appropriate, provide ideas to assist in developing and refining efficiency of Animation and Render pipelines
  • Act as point of contact for production to communicate render and data needs
  • Monitor render queues and respond to identified errors/faults when required
  • Diagnose rendering problems in conjunction with the artists and production
  • Manage render farm resource allocations, including people and systems
  • Escalate render pipeline faults in a timely manner and ensure follow through
  • Analyse and report system failures to System Administration
  • Creating and monitoring analytics to monitor critical systems using Zabbix/Grafana
  • Work with Systems Engineering Group to ensure optimal setup and performance of render farm, networks and storage
  • Provide general technical support to other Technical Resources divisions as directed
  • Reporting on disk-space usage, and allocating quotas, for individual productions
  • Turnovers and deliveries of external media
  • Backup, archiving and cleanup of production data
  • Facilitate and monitor the global syncing of assets between sites
  • Work with the equivalent team in the other global site/sites

What you bring:

  • 2+ years’ experience working in a VFX/Animation production environment
  • 1+ years’ experience monitoring render queues and diagnosing rendering problems
  • Previous experience in a digital artist support position within a Linux environment
  • Knowledge of animation/VFX artist tool applications such as Maya, Nuke
  • Familiarity with networked/distributed computing concepts
  • Familiarity with artist scripting languages (e.g. Bash, Python)
  • Strong client service and communication skills with the ability to communicate in both a technical and artistic manner with various personality types
  • Strong written and verbal English language skills
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and problem solve with competing deadlines
  • Ability to work within a strong team environment

What we offer you: 

  • The opportunity to join a growing, award-winning studio in sunny Sydney or downtown Vancouver! 
  • An inclusive workplace of employees who are passionate about creativity and technology
  • A chance to contribute to the success of ground-breaking animated feature films 
  • Exposure to a USD pipeline 
  • A dedicated Learning and Development team focused on your personal career growth 
  • A flexible, hybrid work environment
  • A generous leave policy including paid annual leave, sick days, as well as ‘Volunteer’ days to support those causes close to your heart! 
  • A world-renowned working environment packed with social clubs, activities and events 
  • A variety of employee benefits including breakfast, use of barista coffee machines, weekly lunches/pastries and snacks galore! 

If this sounds like the opportunity you’ve been waiting for, then we want to hear from you!

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