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Production Engineering Supervisor - Expression of Interest

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10000272 Location Vancouver, Canada Business Industrial Light & Magic Date posted Jan. 03, 2023

Job Summary:

This posting is an opportunity to submit your resume for future consideration; this is not a role that is open at this time. We anticipate this role may be open in the future, but we are not actively hiring for the position. If you would like to be considered for this potential role, please submit your resume. If the role becomes available, you may receive an email or call from a recruiter.

Position Summary

The Production Engineering Supervisor will oversee the building of new systems and maintenance of current systems, with an end goal of streamlining the CG pipeline for artist efficiency. Adhering closely to the technology roadmap for global ILM, this person will use hands-on visual effects production experience to maximize our internal pipeline development by creating powerful systems that are easy to use, as well as by selecting tools and workflows that combine the best of off-the-shelf options with our internally developed systems. 

What You’ll Do

  • Direct team of pipeline engineers in Vancouver and San Francisco. Provide direction and expertise on pipeline development within the framework provided by the Head of CG and Head of Production Technology.
  • Maintain highest software development standards across all project and initiatives
  • Lead effort to standardize show pipelines, working towards designing a system that is easily maintainable, agile and efficient
  • Maintain a high level of proficiency in current tools and methodologies, both proprietary and 3rd party applications, available on the market
  • Collaborate with CG Leads, ILM show leadership and key production and technology stakeholders to ensure the production engineering group focuses on the highest priority projects
  • Strive to find appropriate solutions to issues that meet both business and production needs
  • Provide technical consulting to production staff regarding advanced computer graphic technology; assist in bidding projects requiring new software
  • Standardize show procedures across all shows in partnership with CG Supervisors, Production leadership and Training
  • Provide oversight on computing resources across all shows
  • Act as point person for selections on software evaluations
  • Have a strong point of view and a proven ability to diplomatically and successfully influence others
  • Lead and supervise production engineering team, acting as a mentor to junior developers and other members of the team
  • Conduct regular crew briefings to share information, show policies and techniques. Foster communication between teams and disciplines.

What We’re Looking For

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Scientific discipline required
  • 10+ years demonstrated experience in software or systems development for computer graphics, including one or more of the following areas: animation, modeling, compositing and rendering
  • Significant experience and working knowledge of software development methodologies and programming using Python or C/C++. Shell (bash/tcsh) scripting experience desired
  • Experience using and developing software under Linux and/or Microsoft Windows
  • Maya experience preferred, with experience in Python or MEL scripting and Maya plug-ins. Experience with other 3rd party software such as Softimage, 3DS Max, Houdini, Nuke or Katana a plus.
  • Proven leadership of small software development projects and teams required
  • Must be a demonstrated creative thinker and innovator
  • Must have strong understanding of technology available for use throughout industry at large, and experience using tools outside ILM’s pipeline
  • Must have extensive experience interfacing directly with production to build effective workflows with hands-on shot experience a plus
  • Must be a compelling communicator with a strong point of view and a proven ability to influence others through diplomacy
  • Must be able to articulate ideas effectively
  • Must have strong communication, listening and people skills and be an outstanding people manager/supervisor, mentor and collaborator
  • Must be a decisive person who will use strong follow through to support projects we’ve committed to
  • Must be detail oriented, have strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and multi-task


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 (Vancouver) Inc., which is part of a business we call Industrial Light & Magic.

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