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Systems Engineer, VFX

Company3/Method Studios
New York, NY
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description


Tier 1 Support | Visual Effects Engineer | Cloud Based


The candidate will be responsible for supporting a cutting-edge visual effects studio, working entirely in the cloud. This workflow has never been done at this scale before in the VFX industry, and the opportunities to improve are endless. The right candidate will be able to field questions from artists and troubleshoot issues, some of which are recurring, while solving them in a timely fashion. They should also be eager to take the extra step to conduct their own research in order to prevent these issues from reoccurring in the future.

Main Duties

  • Provide Tier 1 support for visual effects software, such as Nuke, Houdini and Maya, as well as Teradici PCoIP and Leostream Broker
  • Monitor and support AWS Thinkbox Deadline, and the cloud render farm which it manages.
  • Maintain licenses for software packages, such as the Adobe Creative Cloud, ensuring artists are able to access the necessary software.
  • Work around the studio’s needs, with flexibility, constantly scaling up/down artists and storage, and assume fluidity in scheduling.
  • Maintain and contribute to the development of cloud-based workflows, helping to codify best practices for efficiency and reliability.

What You Bring

  • Ability to work well under pressure in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Motivation not only to solve technical problems. But, more importantly, to understand why they occurred.
  • Great communication skills, with a desire to collaborate. You’ll be working with a tightknit engineering team, all of whom are trying to forward the accelerated development of this new technology.
  • Experience with the following systems is recommended:
    • Nuke
    • Maya
    • Shotgrid
    • Amazon Web Services
    • CLI tools / Issuing commands through Terminal
    • Commonly Used Languages: Python3, JSON
    • Teradici PCoIP
    • Operating Systems: Linux (CentOS), Windows, MacOS

About the Company:

Company 3  / Method Studios provides a full range of Creative Services for content creators, including conceptual design, pre-vis, look development, ideation and rapid prototyping, 3D animation/CGI, motion graphics/designers, matte painting, compositing, dailies and production services, color grading, post-production finishing, marketing/trailers, live-action production, experiences, and more. 

Creativity has diversity at its core. We celebrate the value of each unique experience by being dedicated to fostering the most diverse, equitable and inclusive culture where every employee feels empowered and safe to show up to work as their full self.

It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. Please inform the company's HR representative if you need assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process.

This position is remote based and Engineer location is flexible

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