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IT Generalist (overnight)
IT Generalist (overnight)
  Full-Time @ Cinesite

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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The IT Generalist (overnight) is responsible for supporting all Hardware Deployment/Moves, and general Hardware issues. In addition, he/she is responsible for supporting all workstation issues, including hardware, OS and applications, performing I/O and Data Operations tasks, and monitoring the company’s render farm for all projects.

Your Role:  

1/ Data Operations/ Render Wrangler

  • Maintain company’s render farm by prioritizing jobs as per project requests
  • Notify Artists of any issues with their render jobs
  • Upload and download digital data to and from various clients using industry standard file-transfer systems
  • Prepare and publish plates and other assets for use by production
  • Maintain department inventory
  • Package and create Showreels for the Company and Artists
  • Calibrate colour-accurate Monitors and Projectors
  • Create and maintain technical documentation for the department

2/ Desktop / IT Support

  • Provide technical support for the company’s employees using Linux, OS X and Windows workstations and laptops.
  • Troubleshoot hardware issues for workstations, laptops, monitors, tablets, printers and other equipment
  • Set up and configure workstations, laptops and IP Phones
  • Create and modify Mailing and Group lists
  • Support the Security System
  • Create and maintain technical documentation for the department
  • Any other job-related tasks.


  • In-depth working knowledge of Linux (command line), Windows and MAC
  • In-depth knowledge and ability to solve both operating system and application problems in Linux, OS X and Windows
  • Basic knowledge in network file systems
  • Basic knowledge of Bash, Python or Perl scripting
  • Basic knowledge of deployment and management systems such as Kickstart, YUM and Puppet
  • Good knowledge of the Film Industry and related processes
  • The ability to work well autonomously under pressure & meet deadlines
  • Strong organisational skills, accuracy and attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Flexible nature, be able to adapt to changing production requirements

What can we offer?

Cinesite offers a positive, creative environment where the world’s leading animation and effects artists are encouraged and supported to develop and produce challenging, cutting-edge, award-winning work.

We work as a collective, where excellence, expertise and expression are valued by all; where we collaborate with some of the world’s leading creative thinkers and produce work to which we are proud to put our name.

If you want to be part of the Cinesite story, please submit your application as an online submission via this website. If your candidacy is successful, you will be contacted shortly. If your application is not retained for this position, it will stay on file for future opportunities.

This job posting was last updated on June 27, 2019