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Render Wrangler

Company: Spire Animation Studios, Inc.
Location: Burbank
Posted on: January 21, 2023

Job Description:

OUR STUDIOAt Spire Animation Studios, we empower world-class and diverse creative and technical talent fromall mediums to entertain global audiences through animated feature films with heartfelt storytelling,captivating worlds, and inspiring characters.Key to our vision is developing a real-time enabled pipeline that brings intimacy back to the animationprocess while pushing the creative envelope. Our team has worked on many of the earliest and mostsuccessful 3D animated films, and we have experienced firsthand the exponential increase in visualcomplexity and crew sizes as narrative appetite and audience expectations have grown. GPUaccelerated rendering and game engines unlock new workflows that can upend long heldassumptions underpinning the assembly line approach of legacy.
THE JOBThe Render Wrangler is part of a 24/7 team that supports Spire Animation's rendering pipeline andhelps improve the efficiency of the rendering process. The Render Wrangler touches all aspects oftechnical production and focuses on resolving daily issues as well as working with artists andsupervisors to help optimize the render workflows. In this role, you will have broad interaction withproduction artists from effects, animation, lighting, layout and modeling departments as well astechnical directors and engineering teams.
RESPONSIBILITIES--- Monitor, manage and maintain the render farm to function at its maximum capability andbandwidth.--- Monitor, manage, and audit renders for daily deliveries.--- Maintain and track rendering priorities.--- Plan and communicate effectively in regards to resource allocations in accordance with the needsof the projects and the production team.--- Help and assist the artists with support requests.--- Monitor infrastructure (servers) and identify problems.--- Manage studio emergency calls outside of regular hours.--- With the help of the R&D team, help to develop tools to support production.
REQUIREMENTS--- High proficiency working with Linux, Python, tcsh, and bash.--- System administration and DevOps tasks for Windows and Linux environments.--- Ability to prioritize work, perform multiple tasks, and work under time constraints.--- Self-driven, proactive, reliable.--- Strong sense of urgency.--- Excellent communication skills in English.--- Ability to adapt and learn new skills as required.--- Ability to work independently and within a team.--- Enjoy working in a fast-paced atmosphere.--- Knowledge of queuing systems, scheduling algorithms, SQL (MySQL or similar DB concepts andusage etc.), Qube/Muster/Tractor/Deadline/OpenCue, Maya, Houdini, Nuke, Arnold, and otherVFX industry tools is a plus.

Keywords: Spire Animation Studios, Inc., Burbank , Render Wrangler, Other , Burbank, California

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