Technical Assistant

Technology (IT, IS, Media Systems) Sydney, Australia


Description

Position at Industrial Light & Magic

ILM opened its Sydney studio in July 2019. The youngest of all of the ILM studios, the Sydney studio leverages the expertise and technological know-how developed over 40 years at Industrial Light & Magic combined with the top artists and technicians in the region. Knowledge and culture flow freely between the company’s five studios and the global team shares tools and workflow allowing for seamless collaboration on all shared projects.

As we grow ILM Sydney, we are seeking a Technical Assistant to join the team and be a part of this exciting opportunity.

We are looking for a Technical Assistant who reflects the innovative spirit, creative talent, production excellence, collaborative mindset and passion for great filmmaking that define ILM.

The Technical Assistant is primarily responsible for managing internal computer and storage production resources.  You will work very closely with artists, production, and other technical staff to ensure resources are allocated appropriately and used in the most efficient manner possible.  Working closely with production, TAs are afforded the opportunity to learn the artistic workflows, pipelines and tools first-hand.

What You’ll Do:

  • Prioritizes overnight renders on both Linux.  
  • Coordinates processor allocations with Production and balances processor demands within show, between shows, and as a share of facility pool.
  • Monitors processor and file server utilization and health of jobs in the farm throughout the day and overnight.  
  • Identifies problem shots and works with artists and CG supervisors  to fix issues.
  • Monitors disk usage for the facility, with a particular focus on individual shows, and on a shot-by-shot basis within those shows.  
  • Manage reference materials through our internal image library system.  This includes uploading/removing images and providing assistance when users encounter issues with the system.

What We’re Looking For:

  • Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent.
  • A years relevant work experience
  • Proven ability and experience working well in teams
  • Excellent interpersonal, and communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Excellent computer skills with good knowledge in Unix/Linux environment 
  • Strong programming and scripting experience; Python
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent.
  • You probably have a years relevant work experience
  • You have a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent or you have gained that experience by working in our industry.




This position is with Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Industrial Light & Magic. Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Lucasfilm fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world. **FOR U.S. BASED NEW HIRES ONLY:** We are taking a responsible approach to creating environments that allow us to do what we do best - entertain and inform millions around the world. As part of our commitment to health and safety, COVID-19 vaccines are required for current U.S. salaried and non-union hourly employees, as well as all newly hired U.S. employees.


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