Technical Director - Light Iron Los Angeles

The Technical Director is responsible for overseeing, documenting and maintaining all technical workflows for image manipulation and management within the Company. The Technical Director will work internally and externally to make sure the most appropriate pipeline is implemented and to make sure image manipulation is performed by following the highest level of professional post-production finishing industry standards. 

Key Responsibilities:

•    Oversee the Company’s image workflow beginning in dailies through the final deliverable process for each of the Light Iron Facilities (LA, NY, ATL, NOLA, ABQ and future locations).
•    Work with every major department in the Company, such as Sales, Production, Engineering, Operations and Finishing Artists as an advocate for true image continuity and quality control in each process.
•    Employee must demonstrate expertise in a variety of concepts, practices, and procedures. Areas of concentration include:
    o Imaging Science
    o File formats including raw camera data
    o Image measurement and SMPTE standards
    o LUT design, building and verification
    o Documentation and communication of each workflow and tools required for the various steps in the process
•    Create proposals to improve ongoing image quality in all stages of the post production process
•    Cultivate and maintain relationships with outside company manufacturers and vendors
•    Research technological innovations to determine potential for implementation; allocate time for off-site training and product demonstrations
•    Participate in planning/creation/exhibition of Company programming, seminars, and webinars
•    Represent the Company at industry events, panels, and presentations
•    Remain on-call after hours for emergency support
•    Document, publish and communicate workflows and execution process effectively to the internal team, external clients, 3rd party vendors and partners
•    Act as a good steward of the Company’s resources, planning for short-term and long-term needs

Skills/Experience Required:

•    BS in related field and at least 10 years’ experience in the specific Image control arena
•    Understanding file based technologies for post production finishing services, including various hardware/software platforms (e.g., Colorfront Transkoder, BlackMagic Resolve, Rohde & Schwarz Clipster)
•    Expert knowledge of technological trends to build strategy including HDR and Dolby Vision
•    Ability to actively communicate, inspire and motivate all levels of staff
•    Experience in thinking and acting strategically and proactively in a very fast paced environment
•    Strong technical writing/ presentation skills

Work Environment and Physical Demands:

This job operates in a warehouse environment.  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands and reach with hands and arms.  The employee may also be required to lift product or equipment weighing up to 50 lbs. 

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

Prompt and regular attendance is required, employees are expected to begin work at the start of their scheduled shift and to complete their assigned work shift according to the responsibilities of their position.

This position works standard business hours, but may require long hours and some weekend work.

Travel:

Some out-of-state/country and overnight travel may be expected. 

Other Duties: 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

Please submit resume in PDF format to TD@lightiron.com

Please no calls or drop offs.