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Media Systems Engineer

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 10074877 Location Sydney, Australia Business Industrial Light & Magic Date posted Feb. 12, 2024

Job Summary:

ILM is currently hiring Media Systems Engineer at all levels and often in multiple locations. You may not see your specific career level advertised online, through the process you and your recruiter will work together to find the right role that combines your unique experience and career goals. 

We are hiring across all levels for this discipline 

Your role?

The Media Systems Engineer position is responsible for front line maintenance of all department related computer and video systems. The Engineer is required to assist the Director with the planning, designing, procurement and implementation of media-related technology systems and also provides systems and procedural support to production and technical staff.

What will you be doing?

  • Provides high-level Avid Media Composer support to studio

  • Provides frontline maintenance, troubleshooting and installation of equipment for all technical and operational departments throughout studio

  • Achieves and maintains expert knowledge of existing AV, Data, Network and other systems at the facility

  • Maintains media server software and associated hardware

  • Works with global counterparts and team members to design, install and document new media production systems

  • Creates and maintains documentation for systems

  • Instructs technical and production staff on proper operation and procedures of media systems

  • Partners with key personnel in across departments and divisions regarding current and new technology; attends department and project meetings to gain insight into current and future needs, and provide updates and guidance regarding system capabilities

  • Conducts research and evaluation of new technology and trends to assess their impact on current and future projects

  • Participates in off-hours maintenance, upgrades and installation for essential systems, and on-call rotations as necessary for smooth operation of studio technology

  • Works to ensure best security practices are met and maintained

  • Special projects as required

To be a contributing member of this team, you will have a mix of these skills:

  • Installation and maintenance experience in post-production facilities with complex audio/video systems

  • Solid understanding and practical experience of technology relating to media production and post-production, various media file formats, compression schemes and wrappers, video transport streams, etc.

  • Experience with projection technology and applications

  • Troubleshooting experience

  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced production environment as part of a team

  • Communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical staff

  • Advanced Linux, Mac OS, Windows configurations skills

  • Basic scripting experience with Python or other script languages

  • Familiarity with AV networking streaming technology

  • Certified or wide-spread experience with media composer software preferred

  • SAN and NAS storage management preferred

  • Basic to intermediate color theory knowledge and practical application preferred


This position is with Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Industrial Light & Magic. Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, colour, religion or belief, sex, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, disability or pregnancy or maternity. 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.

About Industrial Light & Magic:

Founded in 1975 by George Lucas, ILM is the leading effects facility in the world, serving the motion picture, commercial production, and attraction industries. ILM has created visual effects for over 325 feature films and has played a key role in seven of the top 10 worldwide box-office hits of all time and has contributed to 25 of the top 50. ILM has set the standard for visual effects, creating some of the most stunning images in the history of film. At the forefront of the digital revolution, the company continues to break new ground in visual effects, VR, AR, and Immersive Cinema.

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 that includes three core business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, and Disney Experiences. 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 ILM (Australia) Pty. Ltd., which is part of a business we call Industrial Light & Magic.

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