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IT Manager
IT Manager
  Full-Time @ Wind Sun Sky Entertainment

Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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POSITION OVERVIEW

An amazing opportunity for a passionate IT Manager to support innovative storytelling through creator-driven animated, interactive and live action content. Under the general direction of the Dir. Production Operations, the IT Manager will be responsible for ensuring the smooth and efficient operations of our computer systems, software, networks and user experiences in a highly creative and unique production environment in both our Vancouver and Los Angeles offices. We are looking for someone who likes to roll-up their sleeves as this role is both a hands-on and leadership position.

 PRIMARY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

  • Manage cross-site information technology and computer systems;
  • Plan, organize, control and evaluate IT and electronic data operations;
  • Manage IT staff by recruiting, training and coaching employees, communicating job expectations and appraising their performance;
  • Design, develop, implement and coordinate systems, policies and procedures;
  • Ensure security of data, network access and backup systems;
  • Act in alignment with user needs and system functionality to contribute to organizational policy;
  • Identify problematic areas and implement strategic solutions in time;
  • Audit systems and assess their outcomes;
  • Preserve assets, information security and control structures;
  • Work in collaboration with other department across the Company;
  • Coordinate annual local IT budget and ensure cost effectiveness by tracking user licenses ensuring needs are aligned with production requirements/schedules;
  • Meet project and production deliverable schedules;
  • Interpret, implement, and facilitate notes and feedback from stakeholders in a timely and qualitatively acceptable way;
  • Fulfil all of duties in an efficient and diligent manner;
  • Interact respectfully and professionally with colleagues, staff members and clients;
  • Maintain the highest level of professional conduct and confidentiality; and
  • Additional duties as requested.
  • Act as a main point of contact to offer technical support to all staff in the Vancouver office and assist with tickets in our LA office;
  • Troubleshoot technical issues and determine priorities;
  • Support and maintain our workstations, network infrastructure and servers;
  • Ensure network security policies are maintained;
  • Set up accounts and systems for new hires;
  • General upkeep of the server room and patch panel management;
  • Work in collaboration with other department across the Company;
  • Coordinate annual local IT budget and ensure cost effectiveness by tracking user licenses ensuring needs are aligned with production requirements/schedules;
  • Meet project and production deliverable schedules;
  • Interpret, implement, and facilitate notes and feedback from stakeholders in a timely and qualitatively acceptable way;
  • Fulfil all of duties in an efficient and diligent manner;
  • Interact respectfully and professionally with colleagues, staff members and clients;
  • Maintain the highest level of professional conduct and confidentiality; and
  • Additional duties as requested.

QUALIFICATIONS - Education/Experience:

  • Post-secondary degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field
  • 10+ years of experience in computer systems support
  • Proven working experience as an IT manager or relevant experience
  • Excellent knowledge of technical management, information analysis and of computer hardware/software systems
  • Experience in Animation/VFX/Games an asset

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Proficient in Windows and Macintosh Operating System, installation, maintenance, upgrade and troubleshooting
  • Hands-on experience with computer networks, network administration and network installation (wide area network (WAN) and local area network (LAN))
  • Expertise in data center management and data governance
  • Experience with and understanding of virtualized environments
  • Ability to manage personnel
  • Ability to communicate to end users with varying understanding of computer systems and software
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Creative problem solving
  • Ability to prioritize and manage time well
  • Proactive Communicator/ Strong team leader
  • Open to and encourages feedback and new initiatives
  • Solid work ethic and positive attitude 
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Looking to work in a start-up /highly creative environment
  • Outstanding problem-solving skills and ability to work collaboratively
  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to multi-task and delegate
  • Adaptable to change - can alter course of action quickly per production needs
  • Highly motivated, pro-active, solution-minded, solid work ethic and positive attitude
  • Excellent leadership skills inspiring the team to work as a cohesive unit and eager to put forth their best
  • Ability to collaborate and facilitate feedback requested by executives
  • Efficient and detail oriented
  • Ability to deliver work on time and meet set performance objectives

ABOUT US

At Wind Sun Sky, we are storytellers, who love to collaborate with passionate creators, writers and artists to bring timeless characters to life in all mediums and genres.

Based in Vancouver Canada, we are a full-service producer of animated, interactive and live action shows with a mission to bring creator-driven content to audiences through innovative storytelling in all formats in support of building timeless global franchises.

We have a strategic relationship with Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment, through our sister company Skybound North, which provides access into a massive range of awesome comic book IP, games, live events, digital platforms, fans and more that we leverage to produce and expand our content. Not stopping there, we have also partnered with other leading creators around the world to collaborate on some of the world’s top IP and characters. This is your chance to be a part of the creation of interactive content like it’s never been seen before in a culture that is bold, fearless and awesome!! windsunsky.com

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Please submit your resume with cover letter via email to:  recruiting@windsunsky.com

Cover letter should include:

• Why you are interested in working at Wind Sun Sky Entertainment?

• Any interesting personal projects or hobbies.

 Local candidates will be preferred.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Short-listed candidates will be contacted in follow-up.

This job posting was last updated on March 25, 2020