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Data Wrangler and Image Technician - Plates Lab Technician
Data Wrangler and Image Technician - Plates Lab Technician
  Full-Time @ Marvel Studios

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Marvel Studios has an open position available for a Junior Lab Technician. If interested, please contact me or pass this on to anyone you know that would be an excellent addition to our team. Thank you!


Data Wrangler / Plates Lab Technician

Marvel Studios has created one of the most powerful brands by bringing memorable, life-changing storytelling to the world through incredible characters like Iron Man, Thor, Black Panther and Captain America. The Marvel Cinematic Universe multi-film franchises have redefined the genre in building a universe filled with creativity, innovation and collaboration. At Marvel Studios, you will be part of a team that helps propel our legacy into the future with a vision as far-reaching as our stories.

As part of the Marvel Studios Technology team you’ll be joining a group of seasoned, dedicated technologists solving a range of interesting problems in innovative ways in an exciting and dynamic environment.

The Production Technology team at Marvel Studios is looking for a Junior Lab Technician to manage all input and output data from multiple productions and assist the plates lab data wranglers.  You will be an integral part of the image and color pipeline for post-production; providing consistency and efficient management of all first and second unit photography from multiple camera types, and ensure the accurate distribution of photographic plates (VFX and non-VFX) to vendors across the world.  This is a junior-level position in the Marvel Technology Department, with opportunities to grow.

You’ll report to the Manager, Image, Color Science and Lab at Marvel Studios in Burbank, CA.  

Specific Responsibilities

  • Collaborate on tool development for the Plates Lab workflows.
  • Manage the Data IO workflows and processes for plates lab data wranglers.
  • Set up the data properly for ingest and validate files match each show’s configuration.
  • Take in new requirements for specific deliverables per show and confirm proper implementation.
  • Manage the render farm and notify users of errors with a focus on jobs pertaining to the Plates Lab.
  • Build toolsets to add efficiency and accuracy for all deliverables across multiple productions.


Experience and Requirements

  • Proficient linux shell and scripting experience.
  • Familiarity with live-action photography and post-production file formats for editorial and VFX.
  • Experience wrangling and transferring large data sets in a live-action, post-production environment.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented.
  • Strong user-facing skills, with the ability to understand and react to changing user requirements.


Desired Skills

  • Familiarity with camera SDKs and image debayering applications.
  • Experience with renderfarm software.
  • Familiarity with DaVinci Resolve, Autodesk RV, and Foundry Nuke software.
  • Understanding of on-set, dailies, and editorial workflows.
This job posting was last updated on Dec. 11, 2018