• Render Supervisor

    Job Locations CA-BC-Vancouver
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/14/2020 2:05 PM)
    Job ID
    2020-2615
  • Overview

    WildBrain Studios is looking for an experienced Render Supervisor to join our team!  You may have known us as DHX Media – we’ve recently changed our name to reflect our renewed commitment to pushing the creative and focusing on the artist experience. At WildBrain we create epic entertainment experiences for kids and family through industry leading animation. Join us and see what other great things are happening at WildBrain!

     

    The Role:

    As the Rendering Supervisor, you will be working with production to assess render resource needs.  You will also be responsible for ensuring that all render jobs run through the render farm correctly and managing the resources on the farm. This position is with our corporate pipeline group – we offer excellent benefits, employee equity incentives, generous RRSP matching offerings and an amazing work environment.

     

    Responsibilities

    You will get to...

    • Work with the CG Supervisors and other members of the pipeline team to assess the render resources required for the production.
    • Create weekly render resource usage reports
    • Create and maintain the rendering pipeline documentation
    • Responsible for watching job queues, re-prioritizing jobs and checking frames based on the production priorities to ensure that the render jobs run smoothly through the render farm.
    • Work with IT department to keep all render resources available and running in good order.
    • Maintain regular observation of the render farm functionality and optimization.
    • Educate and support other departments with their rendering needs.
    • Inform and help execute shot optimizations.
    • Manage communication about render farm issues with productions, IT, and other groups as necessary.

    Qualifications

    You will be a great fit on our team if you have… 

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Completed post-secondary education in CG Animation, Computer Science, or other relevant area of study, with a high degree of computer literacy
    • Knowledge of PipelineFx Qube or similar render farm management software is an asset
    • ·Familiarity with Digital content creation software (Maya, Nuke, Arnold, Harmony, etc).
    • Experience with scripting (Python) preferred.
    • Strong ability to prioritize tasks and time-management skills.
    • Excellent problem-solving skills.
    • Ability to record information accurately and to produce relevant reports.

    Why work at WildBrain Studios?

     

    At WildBrain Studios, we have awesome benefits/perks and facilities to keep you engaged, committed, and creative. We pride ourselves on our work/life balance, offer events and opportunities for socializing, exercising, and spaces to relax and recharge. Our Vancouver studio is a 75,000-square-foot space where imagination can run wild. Did we mention our studio is also dog-friendly?

     

    For us, quality, creativity and fun go hand in hand! Our teams dig into a diverse range of projects – from preschool and comedy to action-adventure, and work with international partners such as Apple, Netflix, LEGO, DreamWorks, BBC, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon and more. We produce high quality Flash, Harmony, and Maya animated series, including Snoopy in Space, Carmen Sandiego, Go, dog. Go!, LEGO Ninjago, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Blaze and the Monster Machines, The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show, Fireman Sam, The Deep and more.

     

    WildBrain is dedicated to creating entertainment content that inspires, entertains and connects kids and families around the world. With some of Canada’s top creative talents, our studio is bursting with energy. If you’re looking for a fun and challenging job and to work alongside some of the industry’s best, a career at WildBrain is right for you!

     

    THANK YOU to all those who express interest in being a part of the WildBrain Studios team. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we may be unable to reply to all applicants. If we feel that you may be a good match for one of our current openings you will be contacted. WildBrain will accommodate people with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process. Applicants are encouraged to make their needs known in advance if accommodation is required.

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