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Head of IT – Animal Logic Vancouver

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Animal Logic, an award winning animation, visual effects and design studio is coming to Vancouver!

We are seeking an accomplished Head of IT, to set up and manage the Animal Logic Vancouver studio IT operations. You’ll provide leadership across the studio’s technical teams (Data Operations, Render Wrangling, Systems Engineering and Support Engineering) and in partnership with the Sydney technology team, provide an exceptional user experience.
This position reports to the Head of Studio Operations, Vancouver.

Key responsibilities include:

Set up the Vancouver studio IT operations ready for production and provide leadership across the Vancouver technical team
Set up appropriate monitoring and management processes of the IT infrastructure, developing and implementing risk management and mitigation strategies across all platforms
Develop a collaborative working relationship between the IT teams in Vancouver and Sydney to ensure a common and standardised approach in both studios
Provide technical direction, including participating in research and understanding of existing and new technologies and providing strategic, innovative, synergistic, cost effective technical leadership for the Vancouver team
Taking responsibility for the management of all IT resources and the smooth operations of the studio
Management and performance of the Vancouver IT team, including interviewing, selecting and hiring, building the team to the required levels, conducting performance and salary reviews, coaching and developing team members
Actively participating on the Vancouver leadership team through operational planning, development of company guidelines and policies, and providing the team with relevant and timely information
Work collaboratively with the Vancouver Software Development Manager and R&D team in Sydney to ensure a common and standardised approach in both studios
Help create, monitor and report on capital expenditure and operational IT budgets, conduct all activities with financial awareness and make recommendations for improvements to the group

To be successful in this role you will have:

At least 5 years’ experience in building, developing and managing IT teams
Computer Science or other related degree
Creative industry experience (desirable but not essential)
Excellent communication, problem solving and influencing skills

To apply, please complete our online application form via our website:

Animal Logic is one of the world’s most accomplished digital studios producing award winning, ground breaking and trail blazing animation, visual effects and design. If you think Animal, think Moulin Rouge, House of Flying Daggers, 300, The Great Gatsby, Happy Feet, Legend of the Guardians, BBC’s Walking with Dinosaurs 3D, Avengers: Age of Ultron and of course the blockbuster and BAFTA winning hit, The LEGO® Movie. Yes, that’s all us!
We are based in Sydney, LA and are now very excited to be establishing a presence in Vancouver within the creative precinct of Yaletown. Production on our first Vancouver-based animated feature commences in January 2016 with more animated features in the pipeline.

If you want to create GREAT WORK with GREAT PEOPLE then Animal Vancouver has some awesome opportunities available. So come and join us as we set up our Vancouver studio, build to our first production and grow and establish a leading 3D animation studio with a team of hundreds.
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