Render Wrangler

Cinesite Vancouver Inc. is looking for a Render Wrangler to join us on our creepy, kooky animated theatrical feature film, The Addams Family! 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.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Monitor, manage and keep the render farm running at maximum capacity
  • Monitor, manage and check rendered frames and update Tractor
  • Monitor jobs on Render Manager: track completed jobs, identify stalling jobs, follow up and report failed jobs to artists 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
  • Assist with training new render wranglers
Required Skills & Experience:
  • Ability to understand basic computer terminology and identify hardware and peripherals
  • Know basic fundamentals of Linux operating system
  • Basic knowledge of render management software
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • 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


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