CoSA VFX Vancouver is expanding and has an opening for a Senior IT, working independently in Vancouver as well as under the direction of the IT Lead based in the LA studio. Our company is a fast-paced, collaborative visual effects production environment, and the Senior IT will coordinate the day-to-day IT concerns in the Vancouver studio along with our current IT Assistant.
This position is a full-time position in our Vancouver studio, subject to additional hours as required by production schedules. Salary is negotiable, commensurate with experience. Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents only.
- collaborate with the Los Angeles IT team with cross-facility technology projects
- contribute to further expansion of the Vancouver studio
- technical planning and implementation of new systems, reviewing design and configuration of existing systems and system applications, making recommendations
- install and configure a variety of hardware and software related to the operation of a boutique visual effects studio, following all protocols for testing, troubleshooting and resolution of issues
- organization wide technical support (respond to tickets, new employee set-up, workstation moves, etc.)
- respond promptly to email, attend IT and other meetings, communicate effectively with supervisors, managers and teammates
- mentor and oversee development of junior staff
- visual effects, animation, post-production, game or design studio IT experience preferred, including familiarity with industry software (Maya, Nuke) and rendering systems
- proficient (work experience) in OS X and Windows operating systems and related hardware, storage systems (NAS, SAN), Active Directory, Windows Server, data backup, networking, IT security, file transfer protocols
- bonus – experience with audio & video peripheral devices
- strong organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail; ability to be engaged with multiple projects at the same time
- related post-secondary education such as a bachelor’s degree in a computer information systems, computer science
- 3+ years experiencing in a similar role