Senior Media Systems Engineer

Technology (IT, IS, Media Systems) San Francisco, CA


Position at Industrial Light & Magic

Position Summary

ILM is looking for a Senior Media Systems Engineer to join an industry leading team supporting Physical and Post Technology across our ILM and Lucasfilm productions. We’re looking for a well-rounded engineer who thrives in problem solving with a can-do attitude in an informal production environment.

You’d be joining a seasoned group that collaborates to support a broad set of production technologies critical in the physical and post production workflows that bring our films, TV and animated series to life.

Every day our engineering team helps support Production. On any one day you might

  • Install, maintain and troubleshoot equipment associated with various post production workflows
  • Ensure that projects are delivered on time and within budget according to our high internal standards
  • Implement efficient workflow and pipeline design for post-production services with an emphasis on functionality, usability and security
  • Create and update control system databases for various automation systems in state of the art theaters
  • Meet with internal or external clients for production support or development needs
  • Join the team for an industry event or film screening
  • Participate in off-hours maintenance, upgrades and installation for systems when required, including participating in the off-hours ‘On Call’ rotation
  • Conduct research and evaluate new technology and trends to meet the ongoing dynamic needs of our shows

 Please apply if you have

  • 5-7 years installation and maintenance experience in post-production facilities with complex audio/video systems
  • Advanced understanding of and experience with Linux, OS X and Windows operating systems;
  • Experience supporting editorial systems and workflows
  • Up-to-Date knowledge and a passion for technology relating to media and post-production technologies
  • Solid understanding and practical experience of various media file formats, network fundamentals and systems administration practices
  • Ability to identify and address technical issues without direct supervision, while also working effectively as part of a team
  • Basic color theory experience
  • Ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical staff

Required Education

  • You have a Bachelor’s Degree BS in engineering, Computer Science or equivalent

It would also be nice if you are familiar with

  • Avid Media Composer and Interplay systems
  • Can identify and resolve problems in a timely manner
  • Gather and analyze information skillfully and develop alternative solutions