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Technical Assistant (Project Hire)

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 742579BR Location San Francisco, California, United States Business Lucasfilm Date posted Jan. 23, 2020

Job Summary:

Do you have a background in Computer Science and an interest in the exciting world of television production? Are you eager to gain valuable experience as part of a world-class, fast-paced production team? Lucasfilm Animation is looking for a Technical Assistant (TA) to be responsible for tracking and managing all digital information for the archiving project at LAL, as well as supporting other CG production pipeline workflow and tools.


Problem Solver, Detail-oriented, and Tech Savvy are keywords for the Technical Assistant (PH). On any given day, you might:
  • Be the point person for LAL archiving project which includes upgrading tape drives, manually restoring, cleaning up, and processing archive data.

  • ​Work with the CG Supervisor to find inefficiencies with the organization and packaging of the archival data.

  • Manage and maintain the archive of show data, including the creation of archival backups for shows, maintenance of archive database, tools, storage and retrieval of physical media for recent show archives. Fulfills all data restoration requests.

  • Help with development and maintenance of pipeline tools.

  • Provide front-line production support across a wide range of tools and workflows, troubleshoot issues, and assist artists with general problem-solving.

  • Monitors daily file transfers to and from vendors and debugs issues. Also, monitor jobs on the render farm.

  • Monitor disk usage for LAL, with a particular focus on individual shows.

  • Coordinate show storage needs on a long-term basis with the CG Supervisor and Pipeline Supervisor.

Basic Qualifications:

Here are the skills and experience you need to be successful in this role:

  • Proven knowledge and experience with UNIX/Linux operating Systems.

  • Programming and scripting experience, Python knowledge required.

  • Experience in one or more of Maya, Nuke, Houdini or Arnold

  • Familiarity with film and video postproduction and/or computer graphics techniques highly desired.

  • Database knowledge and familiarity with production tracking systems such as shotgun preferred.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively interact with diverse personalities.

  • Strong time management skills; Ability to multi-task and prioritize.

  • Proven ability to work autonomously and in team settings.

Required Education

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent degree and/or equivalent experience.

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

Lucasfilm Animation 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. 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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