Tippett Studio is a unique, Academy Award winning, full service visual effects company that specializes in CG character animation for movies and television commercials. Founded in 1984 by Phil Tippett, the Studio now employs over 160 talented artists and technicians in Berkeley, California.
We currently have a need for two people to fill of the following position: Render Technical Assistant.
This position reports to the Production Support Manager, reporting indirectly to the Executive Producer. There are 2 shifts available: a day-time shift and a late-night shift. Both shifts average 45 hours per week. In addition, some weekend work (with the option of working from home) is required for both shifts.
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience preferred.
Proven knowledge of and experience with Unix (Perl, csh scripting, and Python) required.
Proven knowledge of SQL and database programming required.
Knowledge of graphics programming a plus.
Knowledge of Renderman preferred.
Familiarity with film/video post production techniques and/or with computer graphic techniques required.
Must work well in a team environment, possess strong communication skills, and have attention to detail in a fast paced environment.
Provides technical assistance on computer graphics productions including the initiation and monitoring of rendering and processing tasks. Assists with other computer graphics tasks.
Provides basic script-level support for rendering tasks submitted to batch queue system.
Manages resource allocations and load balances computer-farm based on production needs.
Troubleshoots and fixes problem renders or identifies solution and passes information along to the appropriate personnel.
Extends and enhances queuing system software including dynamic load balancing, reporting and statistics infrastructure and integration into graphics tools.
Suggests and prototypes workflow analysis and automation tools.
To be considered for this position, please include a cover letter, resume and salary requirements. You may contact us in one of the three listed methods (no phone calls please):
Email resumes to: email@example.com
Please be sure to include the following in the subject line:
RESUME: YOUR NAME: RENDER TECHNICAL ASSISTANT
Please be sure to indicate Render Technical Assistant on the fax cover sheet.
attn: HR/ Render Technical Assistant
2741 Tenth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
For more information on Tippett Studio, check out our website at www.tippett.com.