Encore Vancouver is Hiring a Sr. Post Production Engineer!
We have a fantastic opportunity for a motivated, talented, and technically creative individual. This is a rare opportunity to become part of a highly effective team that supports and helps to innovate a top tier post production studio. Working within a superior team, you will be involved in shaping the way post production is done.
The Sr. Post Engineer has a solid track record working in the technical and workflow environment of a post production facility in a complex 24/7 environment. Organized, technically sound and credible, the Sr. Post Production Engineer is flexible, responsive, and a team-oriented engineer who is hands-on, a good problem solver, and exhibits a proactive and transparent style.
The Sr. Post Engineer demonstrates an ability to work within a fast-paced and collaborative environment, has a strong background in post production workflows, and has excellent skills in building relationships, communicating effectively, and serving the needs of others. Most importantly, the Engineer is responsive and has a propensity to get things done.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Sr. Post Engineer installs and maintains all Encore video and audio-based equipment, systems and software. Responsibilities include helping the Operations staff by setting up and explaining the proper procedures for current and future equipment and systems and assisting them in identifying areas where improvements can be made.
The Sr. Post Engineer works to ensure continual smooth operations of our technical systems in a rapidly changing production environment.
Assists in planning, construction and installation of all technical systems
Deploys and maintains all video and audio systems and workstations used in the facility - Mac, Windows and Linux systems used for dailies and finishing.
Learns the basic operations of all equipment (in general) and acts a knowledge resource on select systems
Trains operators on new software, workflows and procedures where applicable
Works with the Encore Engineering team.
Analyzes and repairs equipment and system faults in a timely fashion
Minimizes loss of service at times of equipment failure by rapidly identifying and implementing alternative methods of service provision
Performs routine maintenance and updates on all systems
Integrates new technology into the facility
Performs calibration on facility and client reference monitors and displays as required (i.e. Panasonic plasma, Sony X300 and PVM A250, etc.).
Keeps abreast of constant changes in technology by investigating new systems, techniques and equipment
Maintains and updates facility technical drawings, equipment lists and SOPs
Interprets and implements instructions and requests from clients and other colleagues
Proposes ways to help improve systems and operating practices
Communicates effectively with team members and other departments
Is available to be on call as required
Other duties as assigned.
Experience and Education:
Minimum of 5+ years experience within a Post Production engineering environment.
Minimum of 3 years of experience in a project management or technical operations environment, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills, under pressure
Undergraduate degree / diploma in a related technology discipline.
Knowledge and Skills:
Familiarity with all common software and hardware applications used by Post facilities. i.e. Resolve, Avid, Flame, Colorfront EXD/OSD/Transkoder, VidChecker, etc.
Familiarity with Linux, Windows and Mac OS in an enterprise environment.
Understanding of network/IT concepts and practices.
Excellent communication (written and verbal) and decision-making abilities.
Adept at anticipating emerging issues then implementing tactics to address them.
Strong analytical, troubleshooting, written and verbal communication skills.
Exceptional ability to adapt efficiently and effectively to a demanding and changing work environment managing flexible hours, multiple tasks, competing priorities and deadlines.
Situated in beautiful Vancouver, Encore offers file-based post production services,
including HDR mastering, 4K/8K workflows and in-facility and near-set dailies, along with
high calibre visual effects. As the jewel in the Deluxe crown, we work closely with our
studio partners to ensure a top-level experience across locations.
Encore specializes in delivering customized, quality services for episodic and long form
television, feature films, and commercials. Armed with a powerful technical infrastructure
and production-proven expertise, our talented creative teams deliver top tier colour,
editing, dailies and VFX for deadline-driven projects, while remaining agile enough to
anticipate and respond to the evolving needs of our studio partners.
An entertainment industry leader since 1985, we’ve deftly navigated major technology
transitions within post production to emerge as a pioneer in file-based workflows, high
resolution pipeline development, and HDR.
Encore is part of the Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc.
Job Type: Full-time