Technology Project Manager

Production Technology (R&D, PE, Pipeline) Vancouver, BC


Position at Industrial Light & Magic

This position can either be based out of our London, San Francisco, or Vancouver Studio.  

Position Summary

We are looking for a Technology Project Manager who will manage Global technology software development projects staffed from across our five studios’ Engineering teams.

If you have a passion for VFX Technology and a strong desire to lend order to chaos with a knack for simplifying complex processes, we’d love to talk with you!

What You’ll Do

  • Manage the software development roadmaps and projects for ILM’s artist tools and artist pipelines in one or more discipline
  • Assist in the process of gathering and prioritizing project requirements in collaboration with leadership and team members
  • Partner with Technology and Production leadership to set project direction and translate production strategy into a development plan
  • Define, develop, manage and document project schedules/milestones, proactively drive project-related issues to appropriate resolution, and plan for contingencies due to production-related risks
  • Provide escalation management, anticipate and make tradeoffs, and balance goals against technical constraints to negotiate release schedules
  • Develop strong cross-functional relationships which enable the group to look forward and plan interdepartmental tasks without friction
  • Manage stakeholder expectations throughout the development cycle
  • Coordinate project progress through effective meetings, use of Jira, and collaboration with technology leadership

What We’re Looking For

  • 3-5 years’ project management experience in VFX production, gaming, or software development
  • Practiced knowledge of project management methodologies and tools, ideally including experience managing Agile software development
  • Solid understanding of complex pipelines and distributed computer platforms
  • An intuitive understanding of the demands of a fast-paced, creatively-driven visual effects production environment
  • A readiness to trust others, be trustworthy, and play nice
  • An ability to express yourself concisely, a willingness to speak up, and a conviction to keep everyone informed of progress and issues
  • An ability to listen intently and interpret engineer and artist needs
  • An insightful and analytical approach to thinking, and a keen ability to creatively problem solve
  • Nice to have:
    • Detailed, methodical and data driven approach to problem solving
    • Ability to manage time effectively, and juggle multiple priorities
    • Experience using Atlassian products such as JIRA and Confluence
    • Familiarity with macOS and Linux operating systems is a plus
    • Familiarity with Machine Learning/AI applications in VFX is a plus

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