ABOUT IMAGE ENGINE
Based in Vancouver BC, we are a world-class visual effects studio led by a team of creative and passionate individuals who are committed to furthering the art of visual storytelling, and helping our exceptionally talented crew to push the boundaries of artistic and technical achievement.
Well known for our Academy Award Nominated work on Neill Blomkamp’s District 9, we have gone on to create numerous incredible creatures, epic environments and extraordinary digital effects for a broad range of feature films including; Zero Dark Thirty, Jurassic World, Game of Thrones, and Independence Day Resurgence.
We can do this because we place awesome new tools in the hands of our artists. R&D is central to our philosophy of driving creativity through innovation, with a focus on continually evolving our robust production pipelines and pioneering in the area of proprietary software development.
The initial focus of the Technical Writer will be to interview the various teams within the studio, learn the tools and workflows of each department, and document these for continuous training of staff and onboarding of new employees. The Technical Writer will also be responsible for reviewing and maintaining existing documentation as workflows evolve throughout the studio.
You will work closely with the Software Teams to document new tools in-sync with software release schedules, and you will lead or assist in demonstrations of how these tools fit into the workflows of the Production Teams. You will coordinate with the Software Teams to ensure both the tools and the documentation emphasize the preferred facility workflows and discourage legacy/deprecated workflows.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Creation, organization, management, preservation and promotion of the effective use of information relating to studio software tools and VFX production workflows
Development and maintenance of written and interactive training materials & documentation
Identifying and evaluating training needs for each department in the studio
Working with experts in each discipline to deliver core training programs
Supporting crew with internal ‘user-group’ type presentations
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
A degree in Library & Information Studies, Technical Writing / Communication, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
A degree in Computer Science or Computer Graphics a plus.
Experience developing VFX training curriculums a plus.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Expert at preparing and presenting written, visual, and interactive documentation
Knowledge of Markdown / Wiki a plus
Experience working with software such as Maya & Houdini a plus
Exceptional communicator, facilitator, and trainer
Ability to adapt quickly to new technologies and software applications
A knack for helping others and taking pleasure in making other people’s life easier
Mastery of the English language and a keen understanding of common challenges when communicating with people from all over the world
Ability to take direction and feedback from supervisors and peers