Render Wrangler

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Render Wrangler

We are looking for a Render Wrangler to join the Union team. If you are looking for your first industry role then this is a great opportunity to get stuck into.

Role Details

The Render Wrangler (RW) plays a critical role in the delivery of both 2D and 3D shots for our high-profile independent and studio film and TV projects.  They are responsible for monitoring and controlling the rendering process and managing the render farm’s functionality and efficiency to ensure both are working to their optimum capability so that our projects can be delivered to deadline. They will continuously monitor incoming and progressing render jobs from both 2D and 3D and prioritize them in the queue system so that renders are completed correctly and on time. They will monitor the render farm’s health and status on a regular basis and work independently of the artists and tech department to identify and solve errors and when necessary, re-run jobs to produce successful renders. 

The RW will need a good technical understanding, strong attention to detail and the ability to work autonomously to troubleshoot problems and find solutions. They will be in direct contact with Producers, Supervisors, Co-ordinators, Artists and the Tech team and will need good communication and collaboration skills and the ability to review and prioritise own work-load. The RW will be required to be on-call on a rota-basis for jobs that are running over the weekend.

 Responsibilities:

Track and update knowledge of all show deadlines
Continuously monitor Deadline Monitor to track and review the status of incoming and progressing jobs
Prioritise jobs as needed
Identify any errors or issues preventing fast and efficient renders for all departments
Trouble-shoot any issues and apply established Fix Procedure
As necessary, re-run jobs
Identify dead or hung processes and clear them from farm machines
Collate common problems on the farm into a report to the Head of Technology who will action them
Share any new fixes with render wrangling team to share knowledge consult with other wranglers first
Meet with Production Co-ordinators on Friday afternoon to plan the weekend render priorities
Assign and update on-call render wrangler about weekend jobs
Manage team workload in line with team member holiday or sickness absence
May take up shot work on currently running shows if all render wrangling duties have been completed/managed on-going

Skills, Experience, and knowledge:

Good understanding of feature film production processes
Ability to manage and prioritise your own time and workload
Knowledgeable of LINUX / UNIX environments
Some experience of Nuke, Maya or Houdini
Knowledge of a production management system such as Shotgun is a plus
Knowledge of a render farm manager such as Deadline is a plus
Knowledge of scripting languages such as Python is a plus
High degree of computer literacy
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills 

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