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Systems Engineer / Information Technology Manager
Systems Engineer / Information Technology Manager
  Full-Time @ FuseFX

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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FuseFX BC is currently searching for an experienced systems engineer to lead our technology team in the Vancouver office. The primary focus of this position is the direction and management of the technology department including hands-on work and oversight of all technology-related tasks.

Candidates must have a background in visual effects, animation, post-production or video game production.

FuseFX is a visual effects studio focused on producing photo-real visual effects for episodic television, feature films, and commercials.  

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Strategic Planning
    • Participate in strategic planning and implementation regarding technology
    • Work with CTO and Head of Technology on overall technology priorities and focus
    • Evaluate and integrate hardware, software, and workflow upgrades
  • Liaison
    • Work closely with production management to stay one step ahead of their needs and to facilitate surges in production as well as crucial IT maintenance windows
    • Work with pipeline to assist artists with issues not directly IT-related
  • Manage IT Staff
    • Employee schedules, ensure coverage is adequate for production needs
    • Oversee internal ticket system and make assignments to employees
    • Make recommendations on staffing needs
    • Evaluate and review people within department
  • Security
    • Contribute to best practices/policies
    • Oversee implementation of internal policies
    • Spot checks and deeper penetration tests
    • Ensure compliance with contractual requirements
    • Backup / Disaster Recovery planning and testing


  • Technical Knowledge
    • Virtualization (VMware/ ESXi)
    • High-availability/throughput file-based storage, EMC Isilon preferred
    • Editorial SAN storage, Stornext preferred
    • Active Directory including inter-platform authentication and group policy
    • Common licensing mechanisms including FlexLM and RLM
    • Scripting/automation of some type, Python a plus
    • General database support, Filemaker / MySQL a plus
  • Experience
    • Brocade and/or Palo Alto knowledge a big plus
    • Implementing Fast and Secure networks within the M&E Industry
    • Supporting 2D and 3D artists / applications, Nuke and 3dsmax a plus
    • Supporting network rendering, Thinkbox Deadline a plus. 
    • Integration of multiplatform OS environments (Windows / OSX / Linux)
    • Connecting and collaborating with multiple offices in remote locations
    • Supporting subscription-based software such as Adobe CC / O365
    • Cloud technology, Amazon a plus 


  • Bachelors in Computer Science, Information Systems or comparable professional experience
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in a professional systems engineering environment
  • Positive can-do attitude combined with the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Excellent communication and organizational skill with strong attention to detail

Please send resumes and salary requirements to jobs@fusefx.com
Visit www.fusefx.com for additional information
Local Applicants to Vancouver only, please.
No calls please.

This job posting was last updated on Nov. 21, 2017