Location: Munich

The Render Wrangler is responsible to help and support our Visual Effects productions by monitoring the Render Farm, Managing and monitoring disk space, archiving/restoring material, taking care of data synchronization between sites and managing the priorities based on production needs. In his/her role the Wrangler is involved with every aspect of our production pipeline. Reporting directly to the Wrangler Department Manager, the Wrangler interacts with Production Teams, Visual Effects Artists, Software Developers, IT and VFX producers.

A Render Wrangler is an entry-level position for those interested in a technical-track position (Technical Director, IT, etc…).

We maintain 24/7 coverage of the Render Farm. Accordingly, various shifts are available. Night, weekend or on-call work might be required.

Key Responsibilities

Monitor, manage and maintain the ability of the Render Farm to function at its maximum
Monitor, manage and audit renders for daily deliveries
Maintain, track rendering priorities given by Production
Plan and communicate effectively in regards of resources allocations in accordance with the needs of the projects and of the production team
Help and support the artists with support requests and errors
Monitor infrastructure (servers) and identify problems
Manage Studio Emergency calls outside of regular hours
With the help of the R&D team, help to develop tools to support production
Monitor disk usage, Data archival, Data restoration and resource management
Manage the archiving and deletion process of completed shows
Global Synchronization queues management
Write reports for daily/nightly handover and also forecasting

Qualifications & Experience

Proficiency working with various operating systems, Linux, Windows, OSX
Knowledge of queuing systems, Tractor

Profile & Skills

Excellent communication skills, ability to work independently and within a team
Ability to adapt and learn new skills as required
Ability to prioritize work, perform multiple tasks and work under time constraints
Self-driven, proactive, reliable
Strong sense of urgency and enjoy working in a fast paced atmosphere

Assets

Basic knowledge of scripting and Python programming language
Basic knowledge of Arnold, Katana, Maya, Houdini, Nuke and other VFX industry tools

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