Production Operations Engineer

  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full-time

Company Description

With offices all over the globe, the Moving Picture Company (MPC) is one of the world's leading visual effects (VFX) studios, creating high-end  VFX for the advertising and feature film industries. We are constantly looking for the best talents in the world, enthusiastic people that come to work every day with the desire to be a part of some of the best work in the industry.

Job Description

We are seeking to appoint a Junior Engineer for our Production Operations team to configure, operate and improve data- and image-processing modules in our digital asset management system. This is a varied role to support the daily activities in the department and includes liaising with show production, software, editorial, imaging, data and render operations.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Job setup and production pipeline configuration and maintenance
  • Managing the automated Data I/O for the Editorial department
  • Ingestion, Internal Dailies and Client Sends Configuration

                o Image manipulation (resolution, masking, burn-ins, slates, etc.)

                o Colour transformations

                o Quicktime generation

                o file naming and organisation

  • Testing, ensuring quality control of all configuration and images produced
  • Troubleshooting operational issues, liaising with Software and Render support
  • Working closely with the Software department to ensure work is in line with MPC’s coding standards

  • Supporting Render and Data operations with additional scripting and data management
  • Production Operations/Editorial Tool support and development
  • Identifying changing requirements, recommending solutions

  • Technical documentation



  • A strong commitment to quality, service and reliability
  • Proficient un the use of Linux command line
  • Understanding of vieo encoding and image processing
  • Understanding of basic colour science (colour spaces, LUTs)
  • Basic skills in Python
  • Excellent communication and team working skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to use initiative and prioritise work loads, problem analaysing and solving
  • Previous experience in a VFX environment would be an advantage
  • Any knowledge of RV, Nuje and other digital content creation software would be an advantage but not essential
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