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Sim is looking for top-tier experts to join our team.

Got initiative? Got drive? We are poised to help your career expand.

Sim is a leading supplier of camera equipment, dailies and post-production solutions. With offices spanning North America, Sim’s team and services have supported features such as Spotlight, Funny Boy, Motherless Brooklyn, and You Should Have Left; award-winning documentaries Free Solo and The Last Dance; and hit television series including Game of Thrones, Watchmen, Good Doctor, Schitt’s Creek, Mr. Mayor, Umbrella Academy and Handmaid’s Tale. Sim’s Toronto and Vancouver facilities provide camera equipment rentals, while all our geographic locations (Toronto, Vancouver, Los Angeles, New York and Atlanta) provide an array of services from dailies, to online and offline editing, to final color/DI and visual effects, to sound editorial and mixing.

 

At Sim, we use our creative and technical talent to advance meaningful solutions for the entertainment industry. A crucial part of our purpose is to foster diversity and inclusion by celebrating individuality, as well as encouraging our teams to engage authentically with each other and our greater community. Be sure to check us out on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn at @simcomplete.

Post Production

Supervising Finishing Producer Los Angeles

Position Summary:

To oversee the post producing department as well as facilitate post workflow through the facility on multiple episodic projects.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the Post Producing team through the daily challenges that may arise
  • Work closely with sales to assign projects to fellow producers
  • Work with multiple clients directly to manage their schedules and deadlines for each show.
  • Coordinate with Engineering, Operations, Editors and Colorists to usher work through post -production pipeline, sometimes through multiple facilities
  • Organize and facilitate digital asset delivery and archiving, sometimes for multiple vendors
  • Schedule day to day work using Xytech
  • All other reasonable duties as assigned by the company

Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • 5+ years’ experience as a finishing producer.
  • Detailed knowledge of the post production process with an emphasis on HDR/SDR grading, UHD/HD/4K online, visual effects, CG workflows, and some offline knowledge.
  • Understanding of various types of media, file types, EDLs and delivery specifications (has delivered to various streaming services, including Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Studios, Hulu.
  • Experience managing various workflows through Resolve, Flame, Baselight, & Symphony.
  • Proactively handle day to day Client Service issues and escalate to management when necessary
  • Can handle stressful situations
  • Highly organized and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Experience working in a client-facing role
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Flexible and able to work within tight deadlines

Other Attributes

· Decision Making / Problem Solving – Identifies an issue and processes relevant information in order to present viable solutions

· Customer Service Focus – Deliberately identifies and creates opportunities to improve every person’s  experience

· Teamwork – Participates actively in a team to improve the Company’s effectiveness

· Communication – Communicates in a thorough, clear and timely manner and supports information sharing across the Company

· Innovation – Develops new ways and adapts existing products or processes to help achieve the company Mission and

Vision

· Quality/Attention to Detail Focus – Ensures that standards for self, equipment and services are met to provide

excellent service delivery

· Accountability – Accepts personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work. Can be relied upon to achieve results with little need for oversight

· Stress Tolerance – Functions in highly stressful, ambiguous or adverse situations

Working Conditions and Physical Effort:

  • Working in a remote/on – site environment.
  • Some physical effort required, lifting portable hard drives, boxes with tape media
  • Some exposure to physical risk

How to apply
Please submit your resume to HR@siminternational.com

 

 

 

 

Post Production

Dailies Technician (3 month Contract) *Overnight Position New York

About the Position
Use technical abilities to color, process, and sync digital footage. Ensures a seamless workflow of media to post through standardized Sim quality control procedures and constant communication with set and post production.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Dailies Processing:
• Shift start will depend on Production’s shoot call time
• Ensure safe transfer of media sent from set to the lab’s internal storage
• Set and/or adjust one-light coloring of media based on looks provided from set
• Process media to dailies specs provided by post
• Sync all dailies to external audio
• Verify the correct metadata is provided with dailies
• Ensure all media is colored and processed to the correct requirements
• Evaluate quality of master media and alert production and post of any corrupt media
• Communicate and coordinate with the on-set Data Manager/DIT on the shipping of media and drives between the lab and set
• Ensure script notes, sounds notes, and lab notes are forwarded along form set to post
• Trouble shooting problem clips and processing software issues
• Report dailies activity and daily issues to Workflow Supervisor
• Archival of media to hard drives and LTO Tapes

Dailies Screeners:
• Assembly and processing of digital screener reels
• Upload of digital screeners to video file sharing sites
• Maintenance of hardware and software required for screeners creation
• Creation and setup of digital screeners for the iPad
• If requested, send still images to DP for reference

Administration:
• Track the incoming and outgoing of shuttle drives at the lab
• Shipping of LTOs to clients
• Track and report the status of supplies and stock at the lab
• Answering calls from clients and providing customer support
• Perform other duties that may be assigned
• Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the mission, vision, and values

Clients and Technical Service:
• Ensure 24/7 technical support
• Ensure excellent customer service by identifying the needs and wants of clients and responding to their concerns and problems in an effective, timely manner
• Provide assistance and technical information to clients, potential clients and staff members when required

Qualifications:
Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:
• College Diploma from a recognized Audio/Video/Film Production Course or equivalent work experience
• Proficiency working with Avid and/or Davinci Resolve
• Work and practical experience in Audio/Video/Film Production Industry
• Ability to use, learn and implement new software and hardware

Other Attributes:
• Decision Making / Problem Solving – Identifies an issue and processes relevant information coming up with possible solutions, selects appropriate responses and implements them
• Customer Service Focus – Deliberately identifies and creates opportunities to improve every person’s experience with Sim
• Teamwork – Participates actively in a team to improve the Company’s effectiveness
• Communication – Communicates in a thorough, clear and timely manner and supports information sharing across the Company
• Innovation – Develops new ways and adapts existing products or processes to help Sim achieve its Mission and Vision
• Quality/Attention to Detail Focus – Ensures that standards for self, equipment and services are met to provide excellent service delivery
• Accountability – Accepts personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work. Can be relies upon to achieve results with little need for oversight
• Stress Tolerance – Functions in highly stressful, ambiguous, or adverse situations

Working Conditions and Physical Effort:
• Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment
• Some physical effort may be required (i.e. some lifting of supplies and material)
• Long hours sitting and using office equipment and computers
• Some exposure to warehouse environment

Perks You’ll Receive
We can offer you:
• Competitive wages in line with market standards
• Retirement savings program with company matching
• Comprehensive company-sponsored health benefits
• Perks including discounted health and wellness programs
• Employment Assistance Program (EAP) for counseling, financial planning, work-related concerns
• Exposure to best-in-class motion picture technologies
• Free parking with electric charging station(s) at most locations
• Company events including: food truck lunches, summer BBQ’s, technology workshops, and industry events;
• The opportunity to mentor new hires and interns
• A work environment where you can really make an impact
• Growth opportunities and a career, not just a job

Equal Opportunity & Accommodation
Sim is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans’ status or any other basis protected by law.

Sim is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are compliant with local legislation. Applicants requiring accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process are encouraged to advise accordingly.

How to apply
Please submit your resume to HR@siminternational.com.

Post Production

Senior Conform Artist New York

About the Position:

The Senior Conform Artist is responsible for ensuring that the final product is complete and ready for delivery. This includes conforming, online editing, creating opticals, titling, and other detail-oriented tasks.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Expert understanding and utilization of EDLs, XMLs, AAFs, and the conform process
  • Cleanup various distractions by applying paint, blur, and general color corrections to client files
  • Provide superior customer service to clients, including:
  • Manage and respond to client emails and requests in a timely manner
  • Review all projects with each client prior to final delivery to ensure client standards have been met
  • Assist in creation of deliverables for each show
  • Manage each assigned project to the extent possible, including managing time and budgets when needed
  • Provide titling services
  • Assist in the development of enhanced workflow processes
  • Perform Quality Control on conformed sequences
  • Learn and adhere to facility standard practices
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • 3-5 years of relevant post production experience required
  • 4-year College Degree in a related field or equivalent years of experience preferred
  • Experience with feature film and television workflows
  • Working knowledge of frame rates, codecs, and aspect ratios
  • Advanced Knowledge of DaVinci Resolve and Avid Media Composer
  • Experience with Filmlight Baselight and/or Autodesk Flame preferred, Adobe Creative Cloud knowledge a plus
  • Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a team in a busy environment and handle the demands and pressures of multiple daily deadlines

Other Attributes:

  • Accountability– Accepts personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work. Can be relied upon to achieve results with little need for oversight
  • Adaptability/Flexibility– Adapts easily to changing business needs, conditions, and daily work responsibilities
  • Attention to Detail– Ensures accuracy and completeness when preparing documents, recording information and entering data
  • Communication– Communicates in a thorough, clear and timely manner and supports information sharing across the Company. Listens carefully and takes care not to make assumptions
  • Customer Service Oriented – Thinks and acts in a way that considers the needs of clients and others and ensures a high level of quality and satisfaction for all
  • Decision Making/Problem Solving – Identifies an issue, gathers and processes relevant information, comes up with possible solutions, selects appropriate responses and implements them
  • Development/Continual Learning– Demonstrates an ongoing commitment to learning and self-improvement
  • Equipment Operation– Utilizes knowledge of equipment, gear, tools or vehicles to transport goods and create/maintain or repair equipment that fully satisfies the demands of the assignment
  • Integrity – Demonstrates responsible behavior at all times and maintains high ethical standards. Keeps confidences
  • Initiative: Finds and implements new ideas and technical innovations that will help the company improve
  • Leadership – Motivates and inspires others and self to take action to achieve Company goals
  • Self-Management– Works independently with minimal supervision and exhibits discipline in setting priorities
  • Stress Tolerance– Functions effectively in highly stressful, ambiguous or adverse situations and helps calm others
  • Teamwork– Participates actively in a team to improve the Company’s effectiveness

Working Conditions and Physical Effort:

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment
  • Some physical effort may be required (i.e. some lifting of supplies and material)
  • Long hours sitting and using office equipment and computers

Equal Opportunity & Accommodation

Sim is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other basis protected by law.

Sim is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are compliant with local legislation. Applicants requiring accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process are encouraged to advise accordingly.

How to apply:

Please submit your resume to HR@siminternational.com.

Post Production

Workflow Supervisor Los Angeles

Position Summary: 

The Workflow Supervisor uses technical abilities to supervise the coloring, processing, and syncing and archiving of digital footage. Ensures a seamless workflow of media to post through standardized quality control procedures and constant communication with set and post production.  Supervise dailies technicians who are handling the day-to-day duties on each show under supervision.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

Supervise Dailies Crew(s)

  • Establish yourself as the lead technician on each show being supervised, from day 1.
  • Participate in training dailies crew on your show, and evaluate their abilities to ensure technicians are ready to deliver the show’s specs from day 1.
  • Ensure dailies technicians are scheduled properly to cover off the needs of the production being supervised.
  • Ensure workflow procedure put in place at show startup is being adhered to, and that any updates to the production’s workflow are implemented into the show’s workflow documents.
  • Provide ongoing training to dailies technicians as needed.
  • Ensure deadlines are understood, and met, by the dailies technicians.
  • Maintain system for producing and delivering screeners such as DVDs, iPads, etc. to ensure production personnel are receiving these in a timely manner.
  • Continuously check to ensure communication between dailies technicians and post production personnel on client side is being handled professionally and in a timely manner.
  • QC (Quality Control) the technicians’ work to ensure metadata is tracking accurately for both picture and sound, and QC look management.
  • Oversee the master database of all shots captured during the course of production.
  • Oversee and ensure LTO backups are being completed and delivered to client.

Liase with Post Production

  • Establish yourself as the go-to person for post production to contact for the duration of the show with any issues or questions they may have.
  • Maintain professional level of communication throughout the course of the production when dealing with any member of post production team.
  • Troubleshoot any problem post production may bring to your attention.
  • Handle any needs with regards to producing and delivering promo material.
  • Deal with online/finishing house on an ‘urgent’ and professional basis in order to ensure any material that is holding up the finishing process is found and sent to them quickly.
  • Communicate any issues with ‘digital negative’ promptly to producer and post producer as soon as these issues are known.
  • Ensure 24/7 technical support
  • Ensure excellent customer service by identifying the needs and wants of clients and responding to their concerns and problems in an effective, timely manner

Other Duties 

  • Fill the role of the dailies technician when not supervising a show. (see attached job description)
  • Lead Research and Development subgroups spearheading Sim’s continual innovation.
  • Compile reports from R&D subgroups and distribute that information to your direct supervisor and other R&D subgroups.
  • Participate in training programs (either as a student or instructor) designed to improve the collective knowledge base of the Company.

Administration

  • Track the incoming and outgoing of shuttle drives at the lab
  • QC dailies info sheets each day and provide to Sim admin with detailed notes on work done overnight in order to prepare accurate daily invoices.
  • Shipping of DVD screeners to clients
  • Track and report the status of supplies and stock at the lab
  • Answering calls from clients and providing customer support
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned
  • Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the mission, vision, and values of the Company.

Clients and Technical Service

  • Ensure 24/7 technical support
  • Ensure excellent customer service by identifying the needs and wants of clients and responding to their concerns and problems in an effective, timely manner
  • Provide assistance and technical information to clients, potential clients and staff members when required

Qualifications: 

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • College Diploma from a recognized Audio/Video/Film Production Course or relevant work experience
  • Proficiency working with AVID and FCP
  • Work and practical experience in Audio/Video/Film Production Industry
  • Ability to use, learn and implement new software and hardware.

Other Attributes 

·         Decision Making / Problem Solving – Identifies an issue and processes relevant information coming up with possible solutions, selects appropriate responses and implements them

·         Customer Service Focus – Identifies and creates opportunities to improve every person’s experience with the Company

·         Teamwork – Participates actively in a team to improve the Company’s effectiveness

·         Communication – Communicates in a thorough, clear and timely manner and supports information sharing across the Company

·         Innovation – Develops new ways and adapts existing products or processes to help the company achieve its Mission and Vision

·         Quality/Attention to Detail Focus – Ensures that standards for self, equipment and services are met to provide excellent service delivery

·         Accountability – Accepts personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work. Can be relies upon to achieve results with little need for oversight

·         Stress Tolerance – Functions in highly stressful, ambiguous or adverse situations

Working Conditions and Physical Effort: 

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment
  • Some physical effort may be required (i.e. some lifting of supplies and material)
  • Long hours sitting and using office equipment and computers
  • Some exposure to warehouse environment

How to apply:

Please submit your resume to HR@siminternational.com.

 

 

 

 

 

Post Production

Dailies Technician (3 month Contract) Toronto

About the Position
Use technical abilities to color, process, and sync digital footage. Ensures a seamless workflow of media to post through standardized Sim quality control procedures and constant communication with set and post production.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Dailies Processing:
• Shift start will depend on Production’s shoot call time
• Ensure safe transfer of media sent from set to the lab’s internal storage
• Set and/or adjust one-light coloring of media based on looks provided from set
• Process media to dailies specs provided by post
• Sync all dailies to external audio
• Verify the correct metadata is provided with dailies
• Ensure all media is colored and processed to the correct requirements
• Evaluate quality of master media and alert production and post of any corrupt media
• Communicate and coordinate with the on-set Data Manager/DIT on the shipping of media and drives between the lab and set
• Ensure script notes, sounds notes, and lab notes are forwarded along form set to post
• Trouble shooting problem clips and processing software issues
• Report dailies activity and daily issues to Workflow Supervisor
• Archival of media to hard drives and LTO Tapes

Dailies Screeners:
• Assembly and processing of digital screener reels
• Upload of digital screeners to video file sharing sites
• Maintenance of hardware and software required for screeners creation
• Creation and setup of digital screeners for the iPad
• If requested, send still images to DP for reference

Administration:
• Track the incoming and outgoing of shuttle drives at the lab
• Shipping of LTOs to clients
• Track and report the status of supplies and stock at the lab
• Answering calls from clients and providing customer support
• Perform other duties that may be assigned
• Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the mission, vision, and values

Clients and Technical Service:
• Ensure 24/7 technical support
• Ensure excellent customer service by identifying the needs and wants of clients and responding to their concerns and problems in an effective, timely manner
• Provide assistance and technical information to clients, potential clients and staff members when required

Qualifications:
Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:
• College Diploma from a recognized Audio/Video/Film Production Course or equivalent work experience
• Proficiency working with Avid and/or Davinci Resolve
• Work and practical experience in Audio/Video/Film Production Industry
• Ability to use, learn and implement new software and hardware

Other Attributes:
• Decision Making / Problem Solving – Identifies an issue and processes relevant information coming up with possible solutions, selects appropriate responses and implements them
• Customer Service Focus – Deliberately identifies and creates opportunities to improve every person’s experience with Sim
• Teamwork – Participates actively in a team to improve the Company’s effectiveness
• Communication – Communicates in a thorough, clear and timely manner and supports information sharing across the Company
• Innovation – Develops new ways and adapts existing products or processes to help Sim achieve its Mission and Vision
• Quality/Attention to Detail Focus – Ensures that standards for self, equipment and services are met to provide excellent service delivery
• Accountability – Accepts personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work. Can be relies upon to achieve results with little need for oversight
• Stress Tolerance – Functions in highly stressful, ambiguous, or adverse situations

Working Conditions and Physical Effort:
• Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment
• Some physical effort may be required (i.e. some lifting of supplies and material)
• Long hours sitting and using office equipment and computers
• Some exposure to warehouse environment

Perks You’ll Receive
We can offer you:
• Competitive wages in line with market standards
• Retirement savings program with company matching
• Comprehensive company-sponsored health benefits
• Perks including discounted health and wellness programs
• Employment Assistance Program (EAP) for counseling, financial planning, work-related concerns
• Exposure to best-in-class motion picture technologies
• Free parking with electric charging station(s) at most locations
• Company events including: food truck lunches, summer BBQ’s, technology workshops, and industry events;
• The opportunity to mentor new hires and interns
• A work environment where you can really make an impact
• Growth opportunities and a career, not just a job

Equal Opportunity & Accommodation
Sim is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans’ status or any other basis protected by law.

Sim is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are compliant with local legislation. Applicants requiring accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process are encouraged to advise accordingly.

How to apply
Please submit your resume to HR@siminternational.com.

Post Production

Finishing Workflow Producer New York

Position Summary:

The Finishing Workflow Producer will work directly with the local Engineering, Finishing, Sales, and Media teams, overseeing the offices’ technical processes for data I/O, conform/online, vfx pulls and reviews, marketing pulls and more, ensuring standardized workflows are tested, agreed upon, implemented and adhered to. This position will take workflow direction and keep an open line of communication with the Director of Workflow, while collaborating with Workflow staff across the company on a wide variety of content, including scripted episodic/features and documentary episodic/features

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Client and Technical Service:

  • Ensure 24/7 technical support
  • Responsible for ensuring accurate color flow between software, monitoring and renders between artists and systems at Sim
  • Responsible for supporting colorists and clients with any color management questions or concerns
  • Ensure excellent customer service by identifying the needs and wants of clients and responding to their concerns and problems in an effective, timely manner
  • Responsible for all local LTO archiving and restoring of DI assets for all film and television productions, while adhering to MPAA regulations
  • Responsible for all data on SAN environment, including, but not limited to, file copies, setting file permissions, and the creation/deletion/management of projects and directories
  • Oversee organization and folder structure for projects in accordance with Sim Post file management policies and procedures
  • Oversee and when necessary, perform the Media Teams consolidation, media management, and process for pre-conforming television and feature/independent film productions
  • Complete file conversions, network deliverable creation and asset delivery
  • Responsible for ensuring all VFX pulls are delivered in accordance with all Sim standards
  • Responsible for ensuring the processes and delivery standards for all framerate conversions and transcoding needs are in accordance with Sim standards
  • Responsible for ensuring the processes and delivery standards for all final television and/or feature/independent film production deliverables are to studio specifications, finding optimization and efficiencies
  • Provide assistance and technical information to clients, potential clients and staff members when required

Other Duties:

  • Answering calls from clients and providing customer support
  • Work closely with Finishing Producers to ensure client’s needs and deadlines are met
  • Keep detailed documentation for optimal organization and constantly explores ways to improve workflow and client experience
  • Create documentation of each jobs’ workflow specifications as necessary
  • Collaborate with workflow staff across the company from various locations to design and or implement standard practices
  • Other duties, as assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • 5 – 7 years of relevant experience in an audio/video/film production environment required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field, or equivalent years of relevant work experience, preferred
  • Ability to use, learn and implement new software and hardware
  • Proficiency in Avid and Adobe products required
  • Knowledge of Filmlight products preferred
  • Knowledge of Colorfront, Autodesk, products a plus
  • Proficient in TAR and LTFS tape formats while working in both command line and YoYotta
  • Experience working within command line on Linux, Mac, and Windows platforms preferred
  • Experience working with, or creating, IMF + HDR deliverables for streaming platforms such as Netflix, Hulu a plus

Other Attributes

  • Leadership Skills – Has the ability to step up and lead a group of people to produce the best possible work
  • Decision Making / Problem Solving – Identifies an issue and processes relevant information coming up with possible solutions, selects appropriate responses and implements them
  • Customer Service – Deliberately identifies and creates opportunities to improve every person’s experience with Sim
  • Teamwork – Participates actively in a team to improve the Company’s effectiveness
  • Communication – Communicates in a thorough, clear and timely manner and supports information sharing across the Company
  • Innovation – Develops new ways and adapts existing products or processes
  • Quality/Attention to Detail – Ensures that standards for self, equipment and services are met to provide excellent service delivery
  • Accountability – Accepts personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work. Can be relies upon to achieve results with little need for oversight
  • Stress Tolerance – Functions in highly stressful, ambiguous or adverse situations

Working Conditions & Physical Effort

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment
  • Some physical effort may be required (i.e. some lifting of supplies and material)

How to apply

Please submit your resume to HR@siminternational.com

 

Post Dailies + Rentals

Workflow Producer Vancouver

Division: Post Dailies + Rentals
Location: Vancouver
Reports to: General Manager

About the Position

Position Summary:

The Workflow Producer is the technical lead for the local office, responsible for creating, managing and communicating workflow from on set, to the digital dailies lab.  This position requires an in depth understanding of both the production and post-production processes used on scripted episodic television and feature film jobs.  Position involves hands on designing of new dailies workflows in tools such as Avid, Colorfront, Yoyotta and more, while leading and mentoring a team of local Workflow Supervisors.   Collaborating with other Workflow Producers across all Sim locations, this role will also ensure standardized procedures, security protocols and safety of the negative are adhered to in the local office.  We look to our Workflow Producers as the leading innovators for how our dailies departments function on a technical level, and depend on them to implement efficient workflows so that our dailies staff work within budgeted timeframes, all while maintaining the quality we have come to expect at Sim.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Local Project Start Up and Management:

  • Position yourself as the lead representative for all communication from on set to post-production that may affect the digital negative
  • Work with internal Sim departments to understand all services being offered on assigned jobs, to ensure a united front to the client
  • Work with the on set technician (DIT/DMT or DUT), the Director of Photography as well as the finishing facility to design and sign off on a color workflow, from set to final grade
  • Design the VFX pull workflow to automate the process of turning over the appropriate color for each shot
  • Oversee Workflow Supervisors performing VFX pulls and perform VFX pulls as required
  • Communicate with the finishing facility to ensure that all specs are signed off on and a final workflow test is run between our lab and theirs for a conform
  • Set up and lead the workflow conference call and ensure all members of post and production understand the job scope
  • Ensure technicians are onboarded and trained by the Workflow Supervisor and are using a workflow you have signed off on
  • Use your experience and expertise to advise and direct client’s queries in a prompt and professional manner
  • Troubleshoot any questions or concerns regarding color flow with VFX vendors
  • Ensure Workflow Supervisor-led jobs have been set up for success and will be ready to deliver by day 1 of production
  • Ensure framing procedures, metadata capture and color flow are established on each job
  • Able and ready to travel to remote locations for extended periods of time, as dictated by a project’s shooting location and schedule at the Company’s discretion
  • Organize, coordinate, and manage the re-location and assembly of a remote dailies lab in various environments (including production office, hotel room, rental office) while still maintaining Sim’s high level of technical standards
  • Ensure technical documentation, workflow specifics and metadata from each show in your office is properly being tracked and managed in Metabanq
  • Ensure all media from production is backed up to LTO within no later than 48 hours of wrap
  • Address online/finishing house issues are resolved on an ‘urgent’ and professional basis to ensure any material that is holding up the finishing process is found and sent to them quickly
  • Promptly communicate any issues with the ‘digital negative’ to producer and post producer as soon as these issues are known
  • Ensure 24/7 technical support is available to all jobs, being on call for both clients and staff

Management of Staff:

  • Responsible for leading all technical/workflow processes assigned to Workflow Supervisors within your office, ensuring workflow procedures are put in place at the start of each job and are adhered to throughout the rest of the job
  • Lead training, mentoring and support for local Workflow Supervisors
  • Ensure deadlines are understood and met by the Workflow Supervisor and their technicians
  • Create system for producing and delivering screeners such as iPads, etc. to ensure production personnel are receiving these in a timely manner
  • Regularly check to ensure communication between Workflow Supervisors and post-production personnel on client side is being handled professionally and in a timely manner
  • Ensure that Workflow Supervisors are QC’ing (Quality Control) the technicians’ work to ensure metadata is tracking accurately for both picture and sound and that the Workflow Supervisor is QC’ing look management
  • Ensure Workflow Supervisors are submitting dailies invoicing information to accounting in a timely manner
  • Oversee master databases for all jobs in your office
  • Oversee staff and freelancers on all jobs and report any issues to management
  • Participate in Dailies Technicians interviews and provide recommendations to hire

Other Duties:

  • Fill the role of Workflow Supervisor when necessary
  • Lead Research and Development subgroups spearheading Sim’s continual innovation
  • Compile reports from R&D subgroups and distribute that information to your direct supervisor and other R&D subgroups
  • Participate in training programs (either as a student or instructor) designed to improve the collective knowledge base of the Company
  • Provide support and technical information to clients, potential clients and staff members when required
  • Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the Mission, Vision, and Values of the Company
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned

What You’ll Need

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • At least 5 years experience in Video/Film Production Industry
  • College Diploma from a recognized Audio/Video/Film Production Course
  • Proficiency working with a variety of post-production software including:
    • Colorfront
    • Avid
    • Davinci
    • Resolve
    • Yoyotta
  • A practical knowledge of cameras and camera formats
  • Experience and proficiency in color grading
  • Ability to use, learn and implement new software and hardware
  • Experience in managing staff
  • Editorial experience an asset

Other Attributes

  • Decision Making / Problem Solving – Identifies an issue and processes relevant information coming up with possible solutions, selects appropriate responses and implements them.
  • Customer Service Focus – Identifies and creates opportunities to improve every person’s experience with the Company.
  • Teamwork – Participates actively in a team to improve the Company’s effectiveness.
  • Communication – Communicates in a thorough, clear and timely manner and supports information sharing across the Company.
  • Innovation – Develops new ways and adapts existing products or processes to help the Company achieve its Mission and Vision.
  • Quality/Attention to Detail Focus – Ensures that standards for self, equipment and services are met to provide excellent service delivery.
  • Accountability – Accepts personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work. Can be relies upon to achieve results with little need for oversight.
  • Stress Tolerance – Functions in highly stressful, ambiguous or adverse situations.

Our Work Environment

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment
  • Some physical effort may be required (i.e. some lifting of supplies and material)
  • Long hours sitting and using office equipment and computers

Perks You’ll Receive

We can offer you:

  • Competitive wages in line with market standards
  • Retirement savings program with company matching
  • Comprehensive company-sponsored health benefits
  • Perks including discounted health and wellness programs
  • Employment Assistance Program (EAP) for counseling, financial planning, work-related concerns
  • Exposure to best-in-class motion picture technologies
  • Free parking with electric charging station(s) at most locations
  • Company events including: food truck lunches, summer BBQ’s, technology workshops, and industry events;
  • The opportunity to mentor new hires and interns
  • A work environment where you can really make an impact
  • Growth opportunities and a career, not just a job

Equal Opportunity & Accommodation

Sim is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other basis protected by law.

Sim is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are compliant with local legislation. Applicants requiring accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process are encouraged to advise accordingly.

How to apply

Please submit your resume to HR@siminternational.com

 

 

Post Production

Development and Operations Engineer

Location:

Open

About the Position: 

The Development and Operations Engineer will collaborate with software developers, IT, Workflow and Post Engineering staff to provide clients with technical support.  

 

What You’ll Do: 

Cloud/Virtualization Management 

  • Set up and manage cloud-based storage for internal use as well as clients 
  • Set up and manage complex AWS based infrastructures for public facing web applications 
  • Set up and manage VMware based infrastructures for internal enterprise services 

Infrastructure Support 

  • Provide direct server support during various operations such as deployment and general production  
  • Collaborate with developers to ensure new environments meet requirements and conform to best practices 
  • Design, implement and test agreed-upon infrastructures  
  • Automate deployment of Linux applications, system configurations and security settings  
  • Prioritize requests from operations, development and product teams fairly while demonstrating a sense of empathy 

Customer and Technical Service: 

  • Ensure technical support to internal team members for the technologies managed 
  • Ensure excellent customer service by identifying the needs and wants of clients and responding to their concerns and problems in an effective, timely manner 
  • Provide assistance and technical information to clients, potential clients and staff members when required 

Other: 

  • Perform other duties that may be assigned 

 

What You’ll Need: 

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience: 

  • Proficiency in AWS cloud services and VMware virtualization technologies 
  • Strong background in Linux/Unix administration 
  • Experience in SQL MySQL 
  • Proficiency in PHP, Python, or Perl 
  • Ideally experience with infrastructure automation tools like Terraform, Consul, Salt, etc. 
  • Knowledge of best practices and IT operations in an always up, always available service 

 

Other Attributes 

  • Decision Making / Problem Solving – Identifies an issue and processes relevant information coming up with possible solutions, selects appropriate responses and implements them 
  • Customer Service Focus – Deliberately identifies and creates opportunities to improve every person’s experience with Sim 
  • Teamwork – Participates actively in a team to improve the Company’s effectiveness 
  • Communication – Communicates in a thorough, clear and timely manner and supports information sharing across the Company 
  • Innovation – Develops new ways and adapts existing products or processes to help Sim achieve its Mission and Vision 
  • Quality/Attention to Detail Focus – Ensures that standards for self, equipment and services are met to provide excellent service delivery 
  • Accountability – Accepts personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work. Can be relies upon to achieve results with little need for oversight 
  • Stress Tolerance – Functions in highly stressful, ambiguous or adverse situations 

 

Our Work Environment: 

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment 
  • Some physical effort required (i.e. some lifting of supplies and computer equipment) 

 

Equal Opportunity & Accommodation:  

Sim is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other basis protected by law.

Sim is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are compliant with local legislation. Applicants requiring accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process are encouraged to advise accordingly.

 

How to apply for the job: 

Please submit a resume to HR@siminternational.com

 

 

Job seeker? Why choose Sim?

 

 We Offer:
  • Competitive wages
  • Retirement savings program with company matching
  • Comprehensive company-sponsored health benefits
  • Perks including discounted health and wellness programs
  • Sim Volunteer Days: one company-paid day off per year for an employee to donate their time to a local, charitable cause.
  • Exposure to best-in-class motion picture technologies
  •  Free parking at most locations
  • Company events including food truck lunches, summer BBQ’s, technology workshops, and industry events
  • The opportunity to mentor new hires and interns
  • Open-door communication
  • A work environment where you can make an impact!

Equal Opportunity & Accessible Employment Statement

Sim is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other basis protected by law.

Sim is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Applicants requiring accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process are encouraged to advise accordingly.