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The Walt Disney Company Supervisor, Post Production Technology in Culver City, California

The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-To-Consumer and International (DTCI) is a new, global business segment for The Walt Disney Company with the mission of providing consumers around the world access to the content they want most, on the latest platforms, at a time of rapidly-evolving consumer habits. Combining the Company’s direct-to-consumer streaming services – ESPN+, the Disney SVOD service coming in 2019 -- alongside Disney’s international media businesses, DTCI aligns cutting-edge technology with world-class content and beloved brands to expand the Company’s global footprint and deliver highly-personalized entertainment experiences to diverse consumers around the world.

The Supervisor of Post Production Technology role for our Eastham Studios requires the ability to work in a fast-paced and creative environment, with excellent skills in collaboration, communication, and innovation. Most importantly, they must be proactive, manage stress well and be knowledgeable of the latest video post-production technologies.

Eastham Studios is a cutting-edge production team that creates digital content for an on-demand audience. Located in a state-of-the-art facility with best in class production tools, Eastham Studios is a team that consists of award-winning producers, editors, and animators.

The Eastham Studios Post Production department is tasked with creating the best in class digital content that covers the entire spectrum from short form, narrative, unscripted and animation. This content finds its audience across the myriad of Disney digital online properties and will also be prominently featured in the upcoming direct to consumer platform that will be launching soon.

Responsibilities :

  • The Post Technology Supervisors primary responsibility is to provide technical support for a post-production environment with 40 video edit work stations (primarily Adobe CS/Mac based), 1.5 PB storage environment (Quantum StorNext/Netapp), Google cloud archive, and 7 animation workstations (Mac based). This support encompasses repairs, maintenance, upgrades, new installations and management of the edit computer disc image.

  • Manage Telestream Vantage enterprise encoding system by creating workflows that maximize post production efficiency

  • Implement a ticketing system to help us track issues and document any changes to the post environment

  • Manage Mac and Windows desktop computers to create consistent disk images across all edit work stations

  • Assist in the management of our Media Asset Management (MAM) Reach Engine systems and their web interfaces, connectivity, backup, archive, and restore functions for those systems.

  • Evaluate potential technical workflow and stability improvements.

  • Train staff on new systems and current workflow.

  • Advise best practices for file management, data protection/security and archive.

  • Document equipment and procedures

  • Any and all duties as assigned by management

Basic Qualifications :

  • 5 years of experience working in an enterprise technology environment supporting Mac operating systems

  • 5 years SAN administration experience
(Preferred – Quantum StorNext)

  • 5 years of experience with Adobe Creative Cloud, Premiere, FCP7 and Avid

  • 5 years of experience building Vantage workflows

  • VFX application support experience: Maya, Nuke, and Adobe packages

  • DaVinci Color Resolve experience

  • Experience with both Mac and Windows operating systems.

  • Networking knowledge (TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS, LDAP, NAS, SAN)

  • SAN integration and cable management a plus

  • Internet video live streaming experience a plus

  • Ability to learn quickly and be self-motivated

  • Must be comfortable with a flexible matrixed reporting structure

  • Have excellent communication skills: written and spoken (including the ability to assist non-technical staff with complex technical issues)

  • Flexibility of schedule is needed. Some weekend work may be necessary.

Required Education :

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or media technology field

Job ID: 711184BR

Location: Culver City,California

Job Posting Company: Direct-to-Consumer and International