Systems Project Manager

About the Job

Project Manager

Vancouver, B.C.Sony Pictures Imageworks Canada seeks a qualified candidate to join its Systems Engineering department as the Project Manager. Systems is responsible for first, second and third level support of 1,000+ users in a dynamic, high-performance production environment.

Reporting to the Head of Systems Engineering.


Responsible for the management and daily operations of a heterogeneous technical computing environment.
Formulation and implementation of system policies in compliance with directives from senior management including the Head of Systems Engineering
Oversee and coordinate the daily project activities of the Unix, Mac & Windows systems administration, Helpdesk administrators, Network Operations Center administrators and other various systems engineers; including trouble ticket management, escalations from Helpdesk, Desktop support teams and project management.
Participate in managerial activities; including performance appraisals, scheduling and hiring.
Facilitate guidance and technical assistance to all Unix, Mac, Windows, Network and NOC administrators/engineers in the Systems Administration and User Support group.
Report on SLA compliance and other key IT performance metrics to senior management.
Develop and implement standards, procedures, and processes for the Systems Administration and User Support group.
Collaborate with other teams on other all system and end user project matters.
Run the daily engineering scrums.

Distinguishing Characteristics

The successful candidate possesses:

Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written, including the ability to effectively communicate in a wide variety of contexts.
Strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to perform as an individual and on a team.
Detail oriented with the ability to manage and prioritize a wide variety of tasks for individuals working as a distributed team.
Proven leadership and technical skills in a sophisticated IT infrastructure organization.
Extensive experience with heterogeneous operating systems and computing/networking environments: Linux, Windows XP, Mac OS.
Experience implementing project management best practices and fundamentals.
Experience with project management software.


7+ years of Systems Engineering & Administration experience at a large-scale UNIX site.
5+ years of managerial experience in an information technology production environment.
2+ with LAN/WAN technologies.
A degree in Computer Science or a related field is desirable.
Experience with the following operating systems: Linux, Windows, Mac OS X.
Experience managing large-scale projects.
Proven experience with appropriate programming languages and shells.
Familiarity with the CG feature animation and visual effects industry.

To apply, please send resume and CV to: recruiting@imageworks.com

About Sony Pictures Imageworks


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