Production Engineer

Production Technology (R&D, PE, Pipeline) Singapore, Singapore


Description

Position at Industrial Light & Magic

Position Summary

As we grow ILM Singapore, we are seeking a Production Engineer to join our Data Engineering team and be a part of this exciting opportunity.

Production Engineering is a globally distributed team that develops tools and workflows which act as the foundational infrastructure for ILM’s other departments. As a member of Production Engineering’s Data team, the role’s focus will be on the software and pipelines that ILM uses to:

  • Organise data on disk originating from client, created by artists, and autogenerated by the pipeline, keeping track of disaster recovery, retention, and capacity concerns
  • Reengineer the pipeline to be able to track what is needed, what is used and what isn't
  • Responsible for syncing and mirroring infrastructure and pipeline between studios

Primary Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the development of workflow and tools, under the guidance of a project lead
  • Creates new tools and workflows
  • Receives general instruction on work and new assignments
  • Advises/assists other engineers with maintenance and bug fixing of existing tools
  • Serves as knowledge resource for workflow and tools used in production at ILM
  • Updates and features additions to existing tools
  • Provide support to local productions to keep the pipeline running smoothly
  • Troubleshoot pipeline issues
  • Fix bugs and tune workflow tools
  • Install and configure software
  • Assist with show work area creation and configuration
  • Configure the pipeline to meet shows’ needs
  • Develop per-show tool customizations as determined by show supervisors
  • Provide training and assistance to artists on toolsets and workflows
  • Participates in discussions surrounding future workflow and tool development
  • Collaborates with artists and productions to develop efficient workflows and supporting tools
  • Participate in the activities of the globally distributed production engineering team, including:
  • development and support activities regular status and planning meetings as time zones permit adhere to development best practices and standards defined by Production Engineering Supervisor

Required Skills / Competencies

  • A positive, “can-do” attitude with balance: must not be afraid to ask for help when getting outside experience base or comfort zone
  • A clear and concise communicator: ability to keep end users informed of progress and managers informed of requests
  • An effective listener: able to engage with and understand artists to discover what their requirements are
  • An effective time manager: must be able to prioritize a multitude of requests and not be afraid to ask for help if the path isn’t clear
  • Passionate about delivering rigorous follow-through on assigned tasks
  • An agile, flexible and quick thinker: this is an energetic, dynamic environment requiring an ability to adapt to rapidly changing requirements
  • A creative thinker and innovator: able to devise and employ ingenious solutions to difficult problems
  • In-depth knowledge of python programming and the Linux environment
  • Experience working with revision control systems and defined coding standards
  • Experience designing and/or maintaining highly available systems with database, web services, ui and reporting subsystems.

Preferred Skills / Competencies

  • Experience developing with C++
  • Experience with database technologies such as PostgreSQL, MySQL, MongoDB or Redis
  • Experience writing RESTful APIs
  • Experience with Ansible and Docker

Education / Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computing Science or Graphics discipline, or equivalent professional experience
  • 3-6 years of experience in the visual effects or computer animation industries



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 age, race, colour, religion or belief, sex, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, disability or pregnancy or maternity. Disney 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.


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