IT Manager – BC

FuseFX Vancouver is currently searching for an Information Technology Manager to join its Technology team. The primary focus of this position is the direction and management of the Technology Department including oversight of all Technology-related tasks. Candidates must have a Visual Effects background.

FuseFX is a, award-winning visual effects studio focused on producing photo-real digital 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
Manage IT Staff Act as primary liaison to between production management and technical employees

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 / Vsphere)
EMC Isilon storage systems
Active Directory including inter-platform authentication
Common licensing mechanisms including FlexLM and RLM
Scripting/automation of some type, Python a plus
General database support, Filemaker / MySQL a plus

Experience Implementing Fast and Secure networks within the M&E Industry Brocade and/or Palo Alto knowledge a plus

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 info@fusefx.com
Local Applicants to Vancouver only.
No calls. Principals only (no recruiters).

About FuseFX-BC

FuseFX is an award-winning visual effects studio that provides visual effects services for film, television, commercials, games, and special venues.

FuseFX has emerged as a leader in Visual Effects for episodic television, as well as increasing work on commercials and feature film productions. FuseFX has over 100 employees at their flagship office in Los Angeles, along with offices in New York City and Vancouver, Canada.

FuseFX BC was established in 2014 to serve Vancouver’s burgeoning film and television production community. Led by Wendy Lanning, the team combines a boutique mindset with the industry’s most efficient pipeline and an ability to work seamlessly and nimbly as an extension of the company’s Los Angeles and New York studios. The results are visuals of outstanding quality and imagination, delivered on time and on budget.

FuseFX has developed a proprietary, highly efficient pipeline. This process differentiates the company from others in the business and allows for better quality control, faster turn around of shots, allows the artists to focus on the creativity of visual effects. The company has assembled a highly experienced team of artists, supervisors, and producers with a broad range of experience in all aspects of Visual Effects. The quality of the staff also differentiates FuseFX from its competitors.

Today, FuseFX’s three locations have over 30 television shows in production simultaneously, while also servicing various commercial and feature film projects. The company has exclusively provided Visual Effects for all the major studios, and on such productions as American Horror Story, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Criminal Minds, Sons of Anarchy, Bones, Mad Men, TURN, The Blacklist, The Magicians, and many others.

FuseFX was founded by David Altenau in 2006 and initially provided visual effects for a few network episodic productions. In 2008, Tim Jacobsen and Jason Fotter joined the company as partners and contributed to significant expansion, opening new offices in Burbank, and adding infrastructure and personnel to service multiple major episodic television programs as well as feature films and commercials. In 2014, FuseFX opened new offices in New York and Vancouver to service local clients in those markets, bringing on board Greg Anderson and Wendy Lanning, respectively to head those operations and build teams dedicated to FuseFX’s mission to provide stellar visual effects.

As a philosophy, the principals at FuseFX believe that Visual Effects offer an amazing ability to go beyond the limits of what practical production can accomplish. We strive to work with our clients to create a vision and story that could not otherwise be accomplished without the tools and talents FuseFX offers.