Senior Data Services Technician

  • Support
  • Los Angeles, United States

Senior Data Services Technician

Job description

Framestore is home to award winning visionaries working across film, Integrated Advertising and the digital realm. We are looking to hire a Senior Data Services Technician to work in our Los Angeles studio in Culver City. Our potential candidate should have at least three years professional experience working at a VFX, color grading, or editing facility.

The Data Services department manages the facility's digital content throughout the duration of a project. The department's responsibilities include receiving and delivering all project elements, transcoding and converting files as needed, placing files in proper location on a centralized server, safely archiving and maintaining usable space on a facility wide centralized server, and performing final QC and delivery of all client material.

This is a full-time staff role with benefits and requires working a hybrid schedule with at least 2 days per week onsite in our Culver City studio.


  • Monitoring, tracking, and transferring data through out the facility, and outside vendors for each project
  • Bringing data online from a variety of external sources (outside facilities, portable drives, cloud based servers)
  • Delivering data to a variety of sources within the company and outside the company
  • Transcoding and converting files (i.e. manipulating file format, aspect ratio, frame rate, color space)
  • Properly QC'ing and delivering any data, Final Masters, and all Social Media Versions to clients via a variety of cloud based applications
  • Archiving and maintaining usable storage space on Autodesk Flame workstations
  • Archiving and maintaining usable storage space on a facility wide centralized via an automated archive solution
  • Entering and logging incoming client material into a corporate wide database
  • Recognize and understand the facility’s priorities and prioritize daily workload accordingly
  • Delegating daily departmental tasks to junior department members
  • Mentor and help educate junior department members on department process and protocol
  • Actively communicate with producers and coordinators, updating them on their data request’s completion status.
  • Take an active ownership in the Data Department’s performance and efficiency
  • Work closely with the Head of Data Services, to update, streamline, and increase efficiency for the facility's work flow

Job requirements

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to respectfully interact with co-workers in a fast paced, professional environment, both in person and on-line.
  • Willingness to work in the facility a couple days a week / hybrid work schedule
  • Working knowledge of Black Magic’s “Resolve” color solution / Adobe Media Encoder / Adobe Premiere
  • Experience with Autodesk's Flame / Foundry's Nuke / Adobe Creative Suite / Filmlight's Baselight software
  • Knowledge of modern professional digital cameras
  • Ability to use Linux, or MAC OSX, or Microsoft’s Windows workstations in a professional environment
  • Working knowledge of Linux and/or DOS shell command line navigation
  • Working knowledge of server mount points and mapping of centralized storage in a multi-platform server based environment
  • Thorough understanding of visual effects, color grading and computer graphic concepts and terminology
  • Working knowledge of converting video formats / codecs / file formats / frame rates
  • Experience using and troubleshooting IBM's Aspera Faspex and sftp data transfer applications in a professional environment

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience creating and delivering Ad Agency based Final Masters, and all accompanying versions for Social Media and Streaming service platforms.
  • Willingness to adapt to a constantly changing Ad Agency environment.
  • Ability to recognize, and the confidence to offer up automated solutions to repetitive tasks
  • Knowledge of digital file color space / file bit depth / aspect ratios / video and audio codecs
  • Working knowledge of permissible broadcast quality video & audio levels
  • Ability to read and understand professional broadcast video & audio scopes
  • Python or shell scripting experience, is a considerable plus

California Employees Pay Range: $65,000 - $75,000 per year.

The posted range describes the minimum to maximum range for this job description in the state of California. The range is posted in accordance with the California Pay Transparency Law. The range for this same position may be lower or higher in markets outside of California. Pay is dependent on the applicant's relevant skills, experience, and qualifications.

Framestore is proud to employ extraordinary talent across all genders, races, nationalities, religions, ages, abilities and sexual preferences. We aim to encourage and support all of our current and future employees to achieve their potential. No job applicant will receive less favorable treatment on any basis when applying for a career with us.