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Imaginary Forces Recruiting IT Manager & Systems Administrator

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IT Manager

About Imaginary Forces

Imaginary Forces LLC is a creative company specializing in brand strategy and visual storytelling. Across entertainment, media, technology and culture, we connect audiences through beautiful, design-driven content.
With studios in Los Angeles and New York, Imaginary Forces is powered by talented individuals working together to push the limits of creative possibility.
Partnering with top brands and high-profile entertainment properties, from strategy through execution, we’re always looking to create impact and ignite the imagination.
We are looking for a hands-on manager with strong knowledge of IT/Post-Production/VFX to lead our bi-coastal IT department.

About the Role

Set direction for the IT department including policy, procedures, projects
Manage the IT department personnel, overseeing staff development and progress
Interface with department heads and company leaders.
Perform a wide range of system administration duties, including support of enterprise applications, desktops, laptops, servers and network equipment.
Proactively oversee the monitoring of all IT devices, applications and services.
Design, Maintenance, Support, Troubleshooting of TCP/IP layer 2/3 LAN/WAN networks, Servers and High-capacity storage.
Manage hosted services and cloud computing environments.
Develop administrative policies, documentation and procedures.
Escalation support for helpdesk personnel.
Other duties as assigned or necessary.

Skills and Abilities

5+ Years Experience in Post-Production or VFX Environment.
Previous management or supervisory experience
Knowledge of Linux/Unix/Windows Server Technologies.
Server Configuration Management (Puppet)
Mac OS configuration management software (Munki, Deploy Studio)
Cloud hosted services such as: Okta, O365, G-Suite (Google Apps), Aspera, etc
Cloud Computing Experience (AWS: EC2, S3, VPC)
TCP/IP Networking (Dell, Extreme, Brocade, Cisco), Firewalls (PFSense, Fortigate), VPNs, VoIP, etc.
Network & Server Monitoring (SNMP, PRTG)
Render Farm Management (Deadline)
Understanding of storage technologies (SAN, NAS, DAS, RAID, JBOD, SMB, NFS, etc)
Strong knowledge of scripting languages (BASH, Python, Ruby, etc)
Excellent Troubleshooting Skills
Excellent Verbal and written skills
Flexibility and a sense of humor

Desired Qualifications

Experience with EMC Isilon or OpenZFS
Knowledge of Tape backup and archiving
Extensive knowledge of High-End Video codecs and workflows
Knowledge of Creative applications: Adobe Creative Cloud, Maya, Cinema 4D, Flame, Avid, etc.
Supporting Video Conferencing systems
Experience managing employees
Experience negotiating contracts for service
Is This You?
If so, please click below to apply.
No phone calls or recruiting agencies, please.
Due to the high volume of submissions, we are not able to reply to each individual applicant. You will be contacted if you have been selected for an interview.
Thanks for your interest in Imaginary Forces!

Apply here:- https://www.imaginaryforces.com/jobs/46
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Systems Administrator

Imaginary Forces LLC is a creative company specializing in brand strategy and visual storytelling. Across entertainment, media, technology and culture, we connect audiences through beautiful, design-driven content.

With studios in Los Angeles and New York, Imaginary Forces is powered by talented individuals working together to push the limits of creative possibility.
Partnering with top brands and high-profile entertainment properties, from strategy through execution, we’re always looking to create impact and ignite the imagination.
We are looking for a Systems Administrator with strong knowledge of IT/Post-Production/VFX to support our New York Office.

Responsibilities:

Perform a wide range of system administration duties, including support of enterprise applications, desktops, laptops, servers and network equipment.
Proactively oversee the monitoring of all IT devices, applications and services.
Design, Maintenance, Support, Troubleshooting of TCP/IP layer 2/3 LAN/WAN networks, Servers and High-capacity storage.
Manage hosted services and cloud computing environments.
Develop administrative policies, documentation and procedures.
Escalation support for helpdesk personnel.
Other duties as assigned or necessary.

Skills:

3-5+ Years Experience in Post-Production or VFX Environment.
Knowledge of Linux/Unix/Windows Server Technologies.
Server Configuration Management (Puppet)
Mac OS configuration management software (Munki, Deploy Studio)
Cloud hosted services such as: Okta, O365, G-Suite (Google Apps), Aspera, etc
Cloud Computing Experience (AWS: EC2, S3, VPC)
TCP/IP Networking (Dell, Extreme, Brocade, Cisco), Firewalls (PFSense, Fortigate), VPNs, VoIP, etc.
Network & Server Monitoring (SNMP, PRTG)
Render Farm Management (Deadline)
Understanding of storage technologies (SAN, NAS, DAS, RAID, JBOD, SMB, NFS, etc)
Strong knowledge of scripting languages (BASH, Python, Ruby, etc)
Excellent Troubleshooting Skills
Excellent Verbal and written skills
Flexibility and a sense of humor

Desired Qualifications

Experience with EMC Isilon or OpenZFS
Knowledge of Tape backup and archiving
Extensive knowledge of High-End Video codecs and workflows
Knowledge of Creative applications: Adobe Creative Cloud, Maya, Cinema 4D, Flame, Avid, etc.
Supporting Video Conferencing systems

Apply here:- https://www.imaginaryforces.com/jobs/47
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