Head of IT Visual Effects VFX Entertainment Post Production

Santa Monica, California, United States


Are you an experienced IT Director, Senior Manager, VP or CTO looking for an opportunity to lead a small team in the entertainment space? Our client, a leading visual effects studio, is seeking a responsible and customer-oriented Head of IT.

In this role, you'll lead and manage the IT team, creating appropriate documentation as well as developing and implementing policies and procedures. You'll also be the person who identifies trends, and gathers metrics to create cost/benefit analysis for IT spending, as well as developing and executing project plans. Both experience managing up, and experience working directly with creative end users, will be needed in this role.


In addition to executive leadership ability, strong communication skills and a willing, positive attitude, you will need to know:

  • How to troubleshoot complex issues for creatives in a deadline-driven environment
  • Expert-level Linux
  • OSX, CentOS/RHEL
  • Networking concepts and network implementations
  • Automation tools such as Puppet or Chef
  • Virtualization concepts and implementations ( xenserver preferred )
  • Security concepts ranging from file permissions to best practices and backdoor prevention
  • Benefits

    Competitive pay + medical, dental, vision + 401k + two weeks vacation; a great culture in a small studio environment!

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