Production Operations Engineer

  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full-time

Company Description

With offices all over the globe, the Moving Picture Company (MPC) is one of the world's leading visual effects (VFX) studios, creating high-end  VFX for the advertising and feature film industries. We are constantly looking for the best talents in the world, enthusiastic people that come to work every day with the desire to be a part of some of the best work in the industry.

Job Description

This role provides production support for job pipeline setup, with particular attention to color pipeline setup and management, editorial support, and data ingest/output. A successful candidate should have a strong eye for detail, and strong communication skills, as this is bridging and support role between Editorial, Imaging, Software Pipeline Support, Render and Production.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Support for film and video color pipelines
  • Image manipulation (resolution, masking, burn-ins, slates, reformatting, color transformation, etc)
  • Video encoding
  • Ingestion and Internal Dailies Configuration and Support
  • Client Sends (External Dailies) Configuration and Support
  • Tool configuration and testing
  • Maintain technical documentation
  • Ensuring quality control of all configuration and images produced
  • Troubleshooting operational issues, liaising with support teams
  • Identifying changing requirements, recommending and implementing solutions
  • Assisting artists with general imaging issues
  • Assisting editorial with ingestion and output pipelines
  • Internal tools development for automation and efficiency


Knowledge and Skills:

  • An understanding of LUTs, color management and basic color science
  • Working knowledge of image file formats related to Visual Effects (dpx, exr, 8-bit formats)
  • Knowledge of video encoding and transcoding
  • Proficient in the use of Linux command line
  • Working knowledge of configuration formats: xml, yaml, etc.
  • Basic programming skills in Python
  • Excellent communication and team working skills
  • A strong commitment to quality, service and reliability, and attention to detail
  • Ability to use initiative and prioritize workloads, problem analyzing and solving

Additional Information


  • Knowledge of ‘digital-film’ cameras and associated colorimetry
  • Knowledge of on-set and DI grading
  • Knowledge of HDR and camera raw formats used in stills photography and digital film cameras
  • Understanding of video encoding and image processing
  • Working knowledge of Nuke and RV
  • Any knowledge of Mac environment and Quicktime would be an advantage but not essential
  • Strong Python programming skills would be an advantage, but not essential
  • System automation skills
  • Previous experience in a VFX environment would be an advantage

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.