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Associate Machine Learning Engineer

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 7114099720220206 Location San Francisco, California, United States Business Lucasfilm Date posted Sep. 13, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid

- This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely.

Job Summary:

Job Summary:

The Lucasfilm Advanced Development Group (ADG) is looking for Software Engineers to join our team. As an Associate Machine Learning Engineer at the ADG, you will apply your knowledge and expertise to real production issues facing our creative clients across Lucasfilm, ILM, and ILMxLAB. We are seeking engineers with deep technical knowledge in this rapidly- advancing field to join ADG to push the boundaries of ILM’s Virtual Production tools and empower the creation of Disney’s Metaverse.


  • Maintain and support cutting edge machine learning solutions in production projects

  • Maintain and support solutions for content and artist-facing problems across our global studios, such as our ML-based appearance transfer pipeline

  • Maintain, support and document the accumulation of training data for ML application at the company

  • Design, develop, test, deploy, maintain and improve software and training models

  • Provide front-line support for end-users and assist with technical issues, coach system use and raise any usability or bugs with the Pipeline team to resolve

  • Collaborates with the ADG DevOps and other ILM technology departments to build scalable and robust systems for all ILMxLAB, Virtual Production and Virtual Art Department productions

  • Creates and maintains clear and concise documentation outlining the use of products and solutions in production

  • Participate in special projects as needed

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related technical field or equivalent professional experience

  • 0-3 years of relevant experience

  • Academic experience of machine learning and artificial intelligence, with knowledge of generative models, GANS, neural networks (CNNs, RNNs) , gradient based optimization

  • Academic experience with one or more general purpose programming languages including but not limited to: C/C++, Python

  • Applying ML techniques specifically in the visual/image space, e.g. ML encoded image processing, differentiable rendering, inverse rendering

  • Excellent 3D math skills including linear algebra and vectors

  • Driven and self-motivated individual with excellent problem-solving skills

  • Must be detail-oriented and organized, possess strong communication skills, and be able to handle a variety of tasks in an efficient and decisive manner

  • Preferred Experience

    • Familiarity with DCC packages such as Maya

    • Familiarity with real-time game-engine development such as Unity or Unreal


About Lucasfilm:

Lucasfilm is a global leader in film, television and digital entertainment production. In addition to its motion-picture and television production, the company's activities include visual effects, audio post-production and cutting-edge digital animation, interactive entertainment software, and the management of the global merchandising activities for its entertainment properties including the legendary STAR WARS and INDIANA JONES franchises. Lucasfilm Ltd. is headquartered in northern California.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Lucasfilm Ltd, which is part of a business we call Lucasfilm.

Lucasfilm Ltd is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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