Senior Production Engineer - Platform EngineeringApply NowApply Later Job ID 10019896 Location Sydney, Australia Business Industrial Light & Magic Date posted Sep. 14, 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.
As we grow ILM Sydney, we are seeking a Senior Production Engineer - Platform Engineering to join the team and be a part of this exciting opportunity.
The Senior Production Engineer is responsible for architecting and developing aspects of the VFX production pipeline, creating and deploying core services for use by other engineering teams and throughout the VFX pipeline. They will be active in both leading development projects and mentoring staff and Associate Production Engineers.
Core Pipeline are responsible for designing, developing and maintaining core pipeline applications and services used by all departments throughout the company, at all our locations around the world. This includes, but is not limited to: media creation, review and communication tools, data synchronization services, core asset publishing services and the render farm tools and services. Our systems provide the core foundation of pipeline services that are essential for the smooth operation of our multi-site, award winning, visual effects company.
Responsible for leading development projects for new services and/or tools
Communicates with engineers, artists and productions to determine technical requirements and disseminate information regarding project status
Creates new tools and services
Exercises independent judgment in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining a goal
May have singular responsibility for a project
Coordinate activities of others as a project lead
Advises/assists other engineers with maintenance and bug fixing of existing services
Serves as a knowledge resource for services and tools used in production at ILM
Updates and feature additions to existing services
Troubleshoot service issues
Provide training and assistance to engineers and artists on toolsets and services
Expected to lead discussions surrounding future services and tool development
Collaborates with engineers, artists and productions to develop efficient services and supporting tools
Participate in the activities of the globally distributed core pipeline engineering team, including:
Development and support activities
Regular status and planning meetings as time zones permit
Adherence to development best practices and standards defined by Engineering Supervisor
Education / Experience:
Bachelor’s degree, M.Sc or Ph.D in Computing Science, or equivalent professional experience.
6-10 years of experience in the visual effects, computer animation, or relevant industries.
Required Skills / Competencies
A positive, “can-do” attitude with balance: must not be afraid to ask for help when getting outside experience base or comfort zone
A clear and concise communicator: ability to keep end users informed of progress and managers informed of requests
An effective listener: able to engage with and understand collaborators to discover what their requirements are
An effective time manager: must be able to prioritize a multitude of requests and not be afraid to ask for help if the path isn’t clear
Passionate about delivering rigorous follow-through on assigned tasks
An agile, flexible and quick thinker: this is an energetic, dynamic environment requiring an ability to adapt to rapidly changing requirements
A creative thinker and innovator: able to devise and employ ingenious solutions to difficult problems
A passionate and charismatic leader: ability to inspire and motivate
Required Skills / Technical Competencies:
Expert knowledge of Python programming and the Linux environment
Experience creating distributed, scalable systems that are fault tolerant and reliable
Experience designing and developing asynchronous services using tornado or other frameworks using python
Experience architecting and developing RESTful APIs
Experience working with revision control systems and defined coding standards
Preferred Skills / Competencies
Experience developing with C or C++
Experience with one or more relational or NoSQL technologies such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Redis, Cassandra, ElasticSearch and/or TitanDB
Familiarity with message queuing systems such as RabbitMQ or Kafka
Familiarity with service discovery systems and distributed key/value stores such as consul, etcd and/or ZooKeeper
Understanding of storage clusters and network protocols, including TCP and NFS
Knowledge of the standard python packaging and installation tool-chain
VFX, Feature Animation or Episodic production experience is a bonus
Experience developing on Windows is a bonus
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 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 ILM (Australia) Pty. Ltd., which is part of a business we call Industrial Light & Magic.
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