Render Wrangler

Render Wrangler

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Type: Contract

Job Summary:

The Render Wrangler is responsible for monitoring, reviewing, and assisting in managing renders and other data generated directly from feature and episodic animation projects. The Render Wranglers also work closely with Lighting and Compositing departments to ensure efficient throughput of clean renders. This position can require night and weekend shifts which fluctuate based on the needs of production.


• Monitor renders on the render farm and ensure renders complete
• Check, notate and report on finished jobs for errors/issues
• Update and maintain job priorities and render resources
• Identify and escalate issues that cause significant loss of rendering time and efficiency
• Work with production management, lighting and technical directors to troubleshoot issues
• Assist the Lighting & Compositing teams on render submission, reviewing renders, and publishing shots, when needed
• Assist in general production file storage, cleanup, and maintenance


• Degree/Diploma in computer graphics or information technology or equivalent experience
• Familiarity with the production pipeline for animation
• Technical knowledge of 3D animation, rendering and compositing software (Maya, Katana, Arnold, Nuke or equivalent)
• Understanding of the basics of render management software, such as Qube, OpenCue, and Deadline, and how to submit and modify jobs
• High degree of computer literacy
• Ability to work on Linux
• Well versed in Spreadsheet software (Google Sheets)
• Ability to learn and suggest improvements to proprietary software and scripts
• Scripting (Linux shell, Python, MEL) skills a plus
• Good communication skills and a collaborative attitude
• Able to multitask and prioritize
• Self-starter; able to work with minimum supervision when required (night/weekend shifts)
• Able to thrive in a high-pressure, deadline oriented environment

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This job description is not meant to be all inclusive. Employee may be required to perform other duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
Please note that Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Candidate will be treated in priority.
Only the selected candidates will be contacted. Please note that you may be asked to provide references.

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