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Render Wrangler
Render Wrangler
  Full-Time @ Milk VFX

London, England, United Kingdom

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The Render Support department monitors and manages the physical render farm cluster and the software which the render farm runs ensuring high availability of resources 24/7. The Render Support team also support the Systems department with providing out of hours data support.



  • Monitor and report on render jobs for each show.
  • Maximizing the render farm’s resources.
  • Monitor, track and report render resource usage for each project.
  • Ensuring that render jobs are properly prioritized in the queue system so that project goals are met while monitoring the render farm’s health and status on a regular basis.
  • Communicating with the Production and Systems team on outstanding issues, as well as overall render farm performance and efficiency.
  • Balance multiple shows resource needs within the company’s physical capacity.
  • Identify render errors and fix/escalate to the relevant department.
  • Liaise with TDs regarding possible render optimisation.
  • Assist in basic evening Systems support tasks and where required, documenting issues to provide to the Systems team for further escalation.
  • Render Wrangler support is typically required after hours and on specific weekends depending on project demands.
  • Monitor disk/data usage out of hours to ensure availability of disk resources.
  • Help manage data archive and restores when required.


Essential Skills:

  • 4+ years experience in a similar role
  • Knowledge of Deadline is essential
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Fundamental understanding of visual effects and computer graphics concepts and terminology
  • Familiarity with Linux
  • Experience with Maya, Renderman, Nuke, Arnold or Houdini
  • Understanding of the visual effects production process is beneficial.
  • Knowledge of a production management system such as Shotgun is a plus.
  • Knowledge of scripting languages such as Python is a plus.
This job posting was last updated on July 11, 2018