Production Operations Engineer (ProdOps)

  • Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Full-time

Company Description

With offices all over the globe, MPC is one of the world's leading visual effects studios, creating high-end VFX for the advertising and feature film industries. We are constantly looking for the best talent 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.

Our teams throughout our global network of studios, produce creative, visually stunning and technically challenging VFX and digital projects of the highest quality, and we are looking for candidates with a desire to be involved in the success of these projects.

Job Description

The ProdOps Engineer is a key member of the TechOps team.  Technical knowledge, pipeline awareness and interpersonal acumen need to be at the highest.  It is the responsibility of the ProdOps Engineers to create, configure, and maintain the 2D Visual Effects (VFX) production pipelines for all our Film and Episodic projects.   

The core skills required are: 

  • Excellent knowledge of the VFX workflow 

  • Strong knowledge of editorial technologies 

  • Experience using Nuke (or similar software) 

  • Proficient in the use of Linux command line  

  • Good overall technical knowledge 

  • Awareness of basic colour science (colour spaces, LUTs, etc) 

  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment 

A successful candidate will need to have previous VFX (or related) experience, familiarity with image processing and colour management, good development skills, excellent troubleshooting and communication skills, and a strong attention to detail. This role directly supports our show Production, Editorial and Imaging science departments, as well as many other departments within the company. 

 

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Job setup, production pipeline configuration and support 

  • Ingestion (importing client materials shot on set, such as camera footage and all associated data files) 

    • Image/colour manipulation and reformatting 

    • Masking, text burn-ins, information slate generation 

    • Quicktime and image sequence generation 

    • File naming and organization 

  • Testing, ensuring quality control of all configuration and images produced 

  • Setup of the delivery workflow in accordance with the show specification docs  

  • Troubleshooting operational issues, liaising with Software and Render support 

  • Technical documentation 

  • Conferring with VFX Supervisors, 2D Supervisors, Producers and VFX clients and advising as needed 

 

Supporting a diverse group of individuals and multiple fast paced VFX projects, the ProdOps Engineer is part of a team of engineers working together to offer global support, requiring cohesion on workflow and standards across all levels. 

Qualifications

Technical Knowledge/Skills and Experience: 

  • 5+ years in the VFX Industry (or other relevant editorial based roles) 

  • Understanding of video encoding and image processing 

  • Familiarity with scripting languages 

  • Experience in a technical customer support role, or client facing experience 

  • Proficient in the use of Linux command line 

  • 2D/Compositing experience an asset 

  • Experience with shot tracking databases (eg. Shotgrid) is also beneficial 

 

 Attributes: 

  • Ability to establish and maintain a professional rapport with clients if required 

  • A strong commitment to quality, service and reliability  

  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills 

  • Ability to work under pressure 

  • Organized with high standard of attention to detail 

  • Work well with others in a team environment 

  • Can work independently and use initiative 

Additional Information

  • A strong commitment to quality, service and reliability
  • Excellent communication and team working skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and prioritise work load

This is an exciting opportunity to work in the dynamic world of visual effects. If you are an ambitious software developer or technical artist looking for an opportunity to work with cutting edge technology then we look forward to your application.

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