Render Wrangler

Location: London

Milk is an award winning, independent visual effects studio based in London (and remotely) and we have ambitious and exciting plans to grow our business.

We are looking for a render wrangler runner to support our busy Systems team and the wider Milk team to enable them to produce work of the calibre that Milk is recognised for.

The Render Wrangler works closely with the Systems team and is responsible for monitoring and managing the software that the render farm runs by ensuring high availability of resources for the company at all times.

The Systems team is responsible for working alongside other teams with the latest in VFX software such as The Foundry’s Nuke, Autodesk’s Maya alongside many other applications and plugins. As a young company that is looking to grow dynamically, we have great opportunities to work on new technology and new tools that have an impact on how we move forward into the future.

Do you think you will enjoy working and learning with a small team that has a passion for using future technology? 


Key Responsibilities

  • Working well in a team environment and taking direction from the systems team.
  • Ensure all render jobs are prioritised so project deadlines and goals are met.
  • Communicate with the Systems and Pipeline team on the efficiency and performance of the render farm as well as any outstanding issues.
  • Render queue monitoring 
  • Monitoring rendering quality and quantity and making necessary changes when needed.
  • Monitor the disk server status.
  • Perform backups/archiving/restores. 
  • Assist in evening support as of when required.
  • May be required to work on weekends depending on project deadlines/needs.

Must Have 

  • An interest in VFX and computing.
  • Knowledge of the basics of computer hardware.
  • Knowledge of Linux, Windows and Mac
  • Knowledge of render farm manager, such as Deadline
  • A demonstrable commitment to technical collaboration within a team and with other departments.
  • Excellent organisation, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve. 
  • Adaptability and the willingness to learn new processes and technical skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Reliable, with good time keeping and the ability to meet deadlines.

Nice to have

  • Knowledge of renderman, Maya, Houdini or Arnold
  • An interest in VFX and computing.
  • Shell or Python scripting experience


About You

  • Must have a strong passion for good coffee / tea
  • Enjoys chats about computers/films/television/games/music
  • Must enjoy the occasional laugh during the hectic stressful times and enjoy sharing a good meme or three.


About Us

Milk is an award winning, independent visual effects studio based in London (and remotely). We create innovative and complex sequences for high-end episodic television and feature films specialising in FX, creatures and environment.

We have a friendly team, offering a collaborative and inclusive working environment; Milk has employees who have been here since we launched eight years ago because of our excellent working environment, and the fantastic work that we have produced. It’s a great mix of creative and technical people and that makes it an engaging environment to both work and grow in. We are ambitious and have exciting plans to grow our business.

Interested? Please fill out an application form by clicking here.  and we’ll be in touch.

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