VFX Render and Data Technician

Rocket Science VFX

Job Description

Company Info:

Rocket Science VFX is a world-class visual effects studio dedicated to producing seamless digital effects for feature film and high-concept television. Our credits include Hannibal, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, Hell on Wheels, Killjoys, Into The Badlands, The Expanse, and more.

The VFX Render Farm Technician's primary tasks are to manage usage and allocation of digital resources including, monitor, control and maintain renders on the farm and image processes and perform associated administrative tasks to ensure the resource needs of the facility and productions.

Working with Producers, Supervisors, Coordinators, and Artists from various departments, to ensure established priorities are met. This is an excellent entry-level position to gain experience in our studio.

Job Description:

  • Ensuring overall render farm performance and efficiency, maximizing render farm?s resources

  • Working closely with all other departments to keep on schedule

  • Recording documentation and information accurately while producing reports

  • Identifying potential issues and participates in problem-solving and tool building activities, making required corrections

  • Researching, testing and evaluating various software to enhance work productivity

  • Render Wrangling is typically required into the evenings and on weekends depending on project demands. Flexible working hours are required for this position.

Qualification Requirements:

  • Minimum 1-year experience in a Render Technician role

  • Degree or Diploma in Computer Science or

  • Post-secondary education in Computer Science, Information Technology or equivalent professional Film-related experience

  • Candidates with a background in Visual Effects, Animation TV, and Post-Production pipelines.

  • Strong knowledge of PC hardware with a focus on visual/media systems

  • Experience in relevant software packages including Maya, Houdini, Nuke, VRay, Redshift, Arnold, and other industry-specific software

  • Experience with render farm management systems such as Deadline Monitor

  • Experience in Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms and production management systems like Shotgun

  • Experience in scripting such as Python is beneficial

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to record information accurately and produce reports

  • Ability to take direction, work independently, multi-task and prioritize tasks

  • Ability to analyze, problem-solve and deliver tasks under tight deadlines

  • Eligible to work in Canada

Thank you for your interest in Rocket Science VFX. Please note that only those who meet the requirements will be contacted for an interview. No Phone Call Please. We are always interested in meeting motivated and talented artists.

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