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Technical Assistant (Project Hire)

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 699509BR Location San Francisco, California, United States Business Lucasfilm Date posted Aug. 21, 2019

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 ensure the smooth and streamlined workflow of the 3D Story Department. The TA will play a vital role in helping with scene setup, technical support, asset QC and packaging. The TA will also help with archiving show data as well as learning the production pipeline tools and workflow.


Problem Solver, Detail-oriented, and Tech Savvy are keywords for the Technical Assistant (PH). On any given day, you might:

  • Read scripts and setup scenes for story artists in the in-house 3D storyboard software.

  • QC Assets for use in storyboard software.

  • Provide front line support for troubleshooting issues with story department tools.

  • Provide Archiving and Restores of show data.

  • Debug issues with pipeline tools, work with Technical Director and Assistant Technical Director in development of new tools.

Basic Qualifications:

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

  • Experience and/or passion for software and tools that relate to a computer graphics environment

  • Expertise in Maya or similar 3D package

  • Demonstrated programming skills: Python and MEL

  • Proficiency in Linux preferred

  • Strong desire to learn the process of an episodic animated production

  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced, deadline oriented environment

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills

  • Strong interest in the animation story process

  • Ability to communicate at both a technical and non-technical level with colleagues

  • Ability to receive feedback and make adjustments

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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