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Animation - LA

Post Production Engineer

Mid-City, Los Angeles Animation - LA
Skydance offers a dynamic, inclusive, and ever-evolving culture where innovative ideas are welcomed, and growth fostered. The partnership between unique creativity and technological advancements are demonstrated within each pillar of the company. At the heart of it all is a commitment to boldly entertaining and relevant storytelling.
While all Animation studios look to hire people who are creative and hard-working, Skydance Animation is specifically looking for pioneers who seek to push the limits of what the world’s most collaborative art form can achieve, and to give those pioneers the space and the resources to build a new studio that’s doing something different.
If you’ve ever dreamt of what the early days of Hollywood must have been like, of what it takes to roll up your sleeves and break new ground, figure out a new process, and to one day say, “I was there when it all began,” then welcome aboard…
The Post Production Engineer at Skydance Animation is a member of the Information Technology team and is responsible for front-line triage and support of Studio editorial users in both in studio and work-from-home settings. In addition, the Post Production Engineer will be responsible for the proper operation of related editorial workstations, connectivity, centralized storage systems, software, and other technologies. The IT team provides a wide range of services, including data center operations, cloud integrations, networking, large compute and storage farms, directory and communication services, backups, databases, operating systems, mobile computing, A/V, and technical support.
This position is covered under a collective bargaining agreement – IATSE Local 700.


  • Serves as the principal technical liaison and service delivery resource for all video editors and playback operators, editorial, design, and mix users
  • Participates in the research, design, documenting, testing, deployment, and support of all editorial, their peripherals, and the physical configuration of editorial suites
  • Participates in inventory management programs
  • Monitors and handles support requests, assuring all requests get resolved per Service Level Agreements
  • Collaborates daily with userbase and executive stakeholders, editorial users and Technology & Engineering partners, 3rd party vendors
  • Collaborates with technical project management efforts
  • Partners closely with Technology and Engineering partners across Tech Team
  • Ability to physically lift 40lbs
  • Requirements

  • Avid Media Composer expertise
  • Experience working with networked attached and local data storage systems – Avid Nexis & other file systems; interconnected clients over variety of protocols: NFS, SMB, DFS, NTFS; hosted file systems and permission structures
  • Avid ACSR Certification or equivalent experience for Media Composer & Nexis Elite, a plus
  • Experience with Editorial & Digital Distribution workflows; Casting, Music, Editorial and Post-Production engineering & front-end operators
  • Knowledge of Audio / Video file codecs, routing systems, engineering & signal flow troubleshooting (HDMI, HD/SDI, AES, analog audio & video)
  • Experience with Monitor and Display technologies: color calibration and color science
  • Experience with IP based interconnected equipment
  • Experience working in animation post-production setting preferably in a studio or post-production facility
  • Script-based tools understanding (at an authoring level), a plus: Python, bash, perl, etc.
  • Ability to create and maintain Project Planning inclusive of subtasks, bill-of-materials, time/labor components, etc.
  • Ability to Maintain Diagramming and Documentation of procedures, processes, and systems inclusive of written processes (orders of execution), technical line drawings and logic charts
  • Excellent customer-service orientation & client rapport with a full understanding of the nuances of supporting a fast-paced post-production environment
  • Excellent time management skills; ability to multitask in a complex, diverse production environment and quickly prioritize execution of tasks based on decisions given
  • Motivated and self-directed
  • Excellent organization, logical / analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Skydance is a diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create high quality, event-level entertainment for global audiences. The Company brings to life stories of immersive worlds across its feature film, television, interactive, and animation divisions.
    Skydance is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to building and fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce. We welcome and consider applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy status, military/veteran status, disability, or any other protected category. Diversity in the workplace is not just a commitment, it is who we are and a reflection of what makes our world special.

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