[sf-lug] [JOB POSTING] Render Wrangler; Redwood City, CA; $30K-40K

jim jim at well.com
Mon Jan 12 15:45:22 PST 2009

Render Wrangler

Dreamworks Animation is looking for a Render Wrangler or Technical
Resource Administrators (TRAs) for our Redwood City location responsible
for providing 24x7 support of the studio’s rendering efforts.   TRAs
monitor and load balance the render farm, assist with hung and errored
jobs and participate in the day-to-day management of render farm hosts.
TRAs provide rendering support for all departments and divisions,
including:  Layout, Motion, Lighting and Special Effects.  It is a
fulltime position, graveyard shift initially, with a salary range of
$30k to $40k


Render Pipeline Management:
·        Update shot directories, libraries and servers
·        Run Linux and Perl scripts to convert proprietary script files
into images, movie and video files
·        Render, inspect and fix frames for one or more productions
·        Deliver movie files to producers, directors and animators for
dailies and film out

Render Farm Management:
·        Detect and troubleshoot stuck and failed jobs
·        Monitor, diagnose and resolve/escalate malfunctioning farm
·        Keep the render farm running at maximum capacity
·        Monitor filesystems for space availability

Render Queue Management:
·        Monitor the LSF render queue
·        Maintain the rendering priorities and fair-share processor
allocations for each team
·        Assist artists with job submissions and job errors
·        Answer the 24x7 Render Desk Hotline

·        One year of Linux, Shell scripting and basic systems
administration experience
·        Good verbal and writing skills, good organizational skills
·        Able to handle a fast paced, occasionally high pressure
·        Can work well with a group or independently
·        Able to work very flexible hours on weekend evenings or nights

Please send your resume directly to tim.norman at dreamworks.com.



Tim Norman
Dreamworks Animation
Ph 818. 695. 7801
Fax 818. 695. 6210

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