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SAN FRANCISCO Senior R&D Engineer - Computer Vision & Data Capture
Industrial Light & Magic, San Francisco, CAThis position develops artist-driven software systems and techniques that advance the state of the art in high-end feature film visual effects production, focusing on 2D and 3D motion tracking, image-based data capture, and 3D reconstruction of both rigid geometric models and high-fidelity models of...
SAN FRANCISCO Senior Production Engineer
Industrial Light & Magic, San Francisco, CAProduction Engineering is a globally distributed team that develops tools and workflows which act as the foundational infrastructure for ILM’s other departments. As a member of PE’s Media team, your focus will be on the software and pipelines that ILM uses:
- Ingest media ...
SAN FRANCISCO Senior FX Technical Director
Industrial Light & Magic, San Francisco, CASenior FX Technical Directors are responsible for autonomously generating complex simulations, particle FX, lighting, rendering and moderate-level compositing of very complex shots, needing only initial direction and guidance from their supervisors.
- Can design and create complicated F...
SAN FRANCISCO Senior IS Developer
Industrial Light & Magic, San Francisco, CAInformation Systems is looking for a Senior IS Developer who enjoys working with a broad range of technologies. Our IS developers write code that stores and tracks data to allow other departments to work efficiently. We're looking for customer service-oriented individuals to join a team of well-rou...
SAN FRANCISCO Senior Media Systems Engineer
Industrial Light & Magic, San Francisco, CAAn exciting opportunity exists to join the Physical and Post Technology team as a Senior Media Systems Engineer. Our engineering team is expanding and we are looking for talented engineers to support Industrial Light & Magic and Lucasfilm technology based at the Presidio campus in San Francisco....
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Aside from the tri-state area of New York, San Francisco boasts more Fortune 500 headquarters than any other region.
The 800-pound, or we should say 800-byte digitally enhanced gorilla, in San Francisco is the tech sector of entertainment. If you like to play with 0's and 1's, you're in the right region and are arriving at the right time. Thanks to iPhones and HBO, we know that Silicon Valley is the destination for technology. The jobs that are most popular there are engineers, developers, and product managers.
Every time a bell rings, an angel investor gives their wings to a hot new startup CEO in the form of capital. You can check out any reputable business magazine for the startups to look out for and you will see that trend hunter based companies are trending. Everyone is still trying to figure out the digital space and a lot of smart people are using the internet to understand the internet. One Silicon Valley based company, Product Hunt, caught the eyes of the some of the most well-known tech investors. Product Hunt offers users, in a Reddit style, the latest on which mobile sites, apps, web sites and startups are the most popular day-to-day.
Another up-and-comer to keep an eye on is Pantheon which out of the gates had $17 million in startup funds. Patreaon, on Forbes' 2016 watch list, offers the largest crowdfunding resource to content creators (YouTubers, musicians, authors, writers, aka everyone.) The company, founded in 2013, already employs 40 people in the Bay Area.
Product Hunt and Patreon are part of the 13K plus startups with funding in the Bay Area that might be your next employer. And this of course is the startup market in San Francisco and its surrounding region. If you want to be on the work force for Google, Yahoo, or Apple, their headquarters are all in the Bay Area as well, specifically the Silicon Valley.
Oh and don't forget the biggest players in social media: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, all three in the top 30 best companies to work for in San Francisco, according to Glass Door.
Airbnb continues to impress not only travelers looking for a cheaper option but the people that work there. Glass Door voted Airbnb the number one place to work in San Francisco.
And even if you don't code or see the world in Java script, there are a plethora of other positions in the tech sector. Business development, marketing, finance, human resources, and facilities management are all in job market demand in the tech mecca.
The Bay Area is also home to some power players in film, animation, and gaming.
Here's a list of companies you could be looking to work for in the Bay Area:
- Electronic Arts in Redwood City
- Kerner Optical in San Rafael
- Lucasfilm Animation in San Rafael
- Netflix in Los Gatos
- Pandora Radio in Oakland
- Pixar in Emeryville
- Sega in San Francisco
- Skywalker Sound in San Rafael
- Sony Computer Entertainment in San Mateo
- Zynga in San Francisco
There are quite a bit of productions shot on location in and around San Francisco. A handful of TV series have been shot or are shooting in the Bay Area: including Silicon Valley, Looking and Million Dollar Listing San Francisco. Some notable films that were shot up in Northern California include Ant-Man, San Andreas, and Blue Jasmine.
Everyone is streaming Netflix now, literally. By 2010, Netflix was responsible for the biggest source of evening traffic in North America. Before the year is through, the company will have spent $6 billion dollars and produced 600 hours of original programming according to Entertainment Weekly. Some of the perks of working at this company, located an hour and half outside of San Francisco: unlimited vacation time for salaried employees, one year parental leave and the freedom to take any amount of a paycheck in the form of stock options, according to Glass Door.
If animation is your speed, there's nobody bigger than Pixar, located just 30 minutes outside the city of San Francisco. Its anti-conventional approach to non-contracted employees and its famous Pixar Braintrust have made this company a beacon for lifers in the field of animation.
Just like so many locales, San Francisco has jumped on the tax incentive bandwagon. The city offers a rebate program titled As Scene in San Francisco. Productions that qualify are entitled to a tax refund for payroll and city taxes up to $600,000 per production. This is a big draw for low-budget productions. And for larger productions, San Francisco also enjoys the tax incentives and rebates that the rest of the state does courtesy of the California Film and Television Tax Credit Program.
Large and small, there are plenty of opportunities to find entertainment work in the Golden Gate city.