Render Wrangler

We are looking for a Render Wrangler to join our feature animation team in Vancouver. The Render Wrangler position is an entry-level but mission critical role. Under the supervision of the Render Supervisor, render wranglers monitor and control the rendering process and manage the render farm. This person will also troubleshoot various IT issues as they arise.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Monitor, manage and keep the render farm running at maximum capacity
  • Monitor, manage and check rendered frames and update tracker
  • Monitor jobs on Render Manager: track completed jobs, identify stalling jobs, follow up and report failed jobs to artist through email and in person when possible
  • Re-submit missing frames
  • Maintain rendering priorities, blocking and unblocking jobs and allocating rendering resources when necessary
  • Update and maintain Render Manager job priorities according to instructions from Management
  • Assist artists with render job submissions and errors
  • Identify and report technical rendering or quality issues
  • Pass information on to the next Render Wrangler on shift
  • Provide after hours and weekend render farm support
  • Occasionally train new Render Wranglers

Skills & Requirements:

  • Ability to understand basic computer terminology and identify hardware and peripherals
  • Know basic fundamentals of Windows operating systems
  • Basic knowledge of Qube and Maya an asset
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to handle a fast-paced, occasionally high pressure environment
  •  Willingness to work very flexible hours, including weekends, evenings or graveyard shifts when production schedules require
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team

Please submit your application as an online submission via this website. If your candidacy is successful, you will be contacted shortly, if it is not retained for this position it will stay on file for future opportunities.