Production Operations Engineer/Pipeline TD

  • Adelaide SA, Australia
  • Full-time

Job Description

We are seeking to appoint a developer or technical artist for our Production Operations Engineering (ProdOps) department in Adelaide, Australia.  It is the responsibility of the ProdOps Engineers to create, configure and maintain the 2D visual effects production pipelines for each of our film projects. 

A successful candidate will have previous visual effects (or related) experience; familiarity with image processing and colour management; good development skills and python experience; excellent trouble-shooting and communication skills and a strong attention to detail.

This role supports our show production, editorial and imaging science departments.

Your primary responsibilities will include:

  • Job setup, production pipeline configuration and support

  • Ingestion (importing client materials shot on set, such as camera footage and all associated data files

    • Image/colour manipulation and reformatting

    • Masking, text burn-ins, information slate generation 

    • Quicktime generation

    • File naming and organisation

  • Testing, ensuring quality control of all configuration and images produced

  • Troubleshooting operational issues, liaising with Software and Render support

  • Production tools development; film project support scripting Identifying changing requirements, recommending solutions

  • Technical documentation


You will ideally possess the following skills and experience:

  • Certificate or Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a Technical VFX Degree

  • Understanding of video encoding and image processing

  • Strong skill in Python, or other scripting languages

  • Experience in a technical customer support role

  • Knowledge of compositing

  • Nuke (or similar) scripting and tool development

  • Understanding of basic colour science (colour spaces, LUTs)

  • Proficient in the use of Linux command line

  • A strong commitment to quality, service and reliability

  • Excellent communication and team working skills

  • Accuracy and attention to detail

  • Ability to work independently and prioritise work load

This is an exciting opportunity to work in the dynamic world of visual effects. If you are an ambitious software developer or technical artist looking for an opportunity to work with cutting edge technology, then we look forward to your application.

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