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