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Manager, Production Software

San Francisco, California, United States

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Job ID 768772BR Location San Francisco, California, United States Business Lucasfilm Date posted Dec. 03, 2020

Job Summary:

We are looking for a Manager of Production Software who reflects the innovative spirit, creative talent, production excellence, collaborative mindset and passion for great filmmaking that define Lucasfilm.

Working closely with the Director of Production Technology and with customers across the entire organization, the Manager of Production Software will help to identify needs, institute best practices, establish strategic initiatives and manage all development and delivery of Production focused software. With a deep understanding of IS practices and Production needs, this position will be a single point of leadership, communication and coordination for all Production Software activities--specifically advocating for the production’s best interests both within and outside the company.


  • Serve as the single point of contact for all communication, collaboration and decision making regarding Production systems throughout Lucasfilm.

  • Partner with leaders in Physical Production, LFL Animation, ILM, and other technical groups within Lucasfilm and Disney, to establish solutions that help production run more efficiently.

  • Work closely with the Director of Production Technology to establish Production Software vision, strategy, goals, budget and to identify and hire new employees.

  • Interface with customers in all departments and at every level throughout the company regarding the analysis of current production systems, modifications and integrations with existing applications, and development or purchase of new systems.

  • Supervise all direct/dotted line reports including: project oversight, technical leadership, performance evaluations and opportunities for growth, development and collaboration.

  • Contribute expertise in defining project schedules, priorities and direction, project management strategies, as well as advising on specific budgetary needs for Production Technology.

  • Oversee full development cycle including requirements gathering, project specifications, development, milestone reporting, release management and training and support for all Production Software.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and 10+ years managing technical professionals.

  • Demonstrated experience delivering integrated large scale customer-centric information systems

  • Experience delivering technical solutions in a production/VFX environment strongly preferred.

  • Must be a good listener and extremely customer-focused - able to quickly ascertain needs and identify potential solutions within given constraints.

  • Working knowledge and experience-based opinions of modern technologies and methodologies, as well as project management tools and strategies.

  • Proven ability to lead, coach, and motivate technical professionals. Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent organizational, presentation and communication skills.

  • Must have the ability to juggle multiple projects, interact with diverse personalities, and work within strict deadlines, while maintaining a flexible attitude toward change.

  • Must be a self-starter with the proven ability to initiate and complete new projects while maintaining impeccable support and improvements on existing systems.

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. LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Lucasfilm.

Lucasfilm Ltd. LLC 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 or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. 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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