• IT Manager

    Job Locations CA-BC-Vancouver
    Posted Date 1 week ago(1 week ago)
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  • Overview

    Want to work in a cool new studio with amazingly talented teams who make awesome cartoons?


    DHX Media – Vancouver is looking for an experienced IT Manager to join our IT department! 

    The role:


    Our IT Department is the back-bone of our award-winning Animation Studio, providing the tools for our entire staff and ensuring everything runs smoothly! As the IT Manager, you will be the fearless leader overseeing the IT Department at our Vancouver Studio, and collaborating with our awesome Pipeline Team to keep our studio technologies fresh, fast, and forward-thinking!


    You will get to work on… 

    • Leading and mentoring the IT team and overseeing their daily responsibilities
    • Providing guidance, feedback, information and ideas to the IT team
    • Managing the internal IT ticketing system and ensuring tickets are prioritized and assigned correctly and efficiently
    • Working alongside the System Administrators to manage and maintain system infrastructure
    • Collaborating with the Pipeline team on determining studio technology needs and benchmarking new hardware and software
    • Assisting with the development, implementation and enforcement of studio policies and procedures
    • Assisting Director of IT with high level strategic planning
    • Monitoring studio equipment inventory levels and ordering hardware and software as needed
    • Overseeing the purchase of new IT equipment; creating purchase orders and tracking purchases
    • Establishing and maintaining relationships with vendors and service providers
    • Scheduling and leading weekly departmental meetings
    • Scheduling regular one-on-one meetings with the IT team, and monitoring and tracking department performance and progress
    • Project managing; establishing timelines, keeping track of project updates, and reporting on progress
    • Keeping up to date with latest technologies within the Animation Industry, and making suggestions on how to improve technology within the studio
    • Organizing and managing own work and files efficiently
    • Assisting HR and Talent Acquisition teams with hiring IT team members
    • Other tasks and responsibilities as required


    You will be a great fit on our team if…

    • You have 3-5 years’ experience working in an animation production environment
    • You have at least 3 years’ experience managing an IT Department
    • You have effective and professional communication skills
    • You are able to motivate, mentor and coach a talented and diverse team
    • You possess strong time management and organization skills
    • You are a team player and enjoy working collaboratively
    • You are able to work autonomously
    • You are forward-thinking and enjoy challenging the status quo
    • You are motivated and possess creative problem-solving skills
    • You thrive in a fast paced and growing environment


    Specific skills we’d love to see…

    • High level of proficiency in Microsoft platforms including Office 365, Windows OS, Windows Server, Windows Desktop, etc.
    • Experience with VMware, Dell EMC Isilon and Box is preferred
    • Experience with Autodesk Software, Adobe Suite, Toon Boom Software, Python, Avid, Shotgun and other animation production software/scripting is a definite asset
    • Knowledge of PC hardware as well as animation-specific hardware (e.g. Wacom Hardware)


    Who are we?


    DHX Media Ltd. (TSX: DHX.A, DHX.B; NASDAQ: DHXM) is a leading children’s content and brands company, recognized globally for such high-profile properties as Peanuts, Teletubbies, Strawberry Shortcake, Caillou, Inspector Gadget, and the acclaimed Degrassi franchise. One of the world’s foremost producers of children’s shows, DHX Media owns the world’s largest independent library of children’s content, at 13,000 half-hours. It licenses its content to broadcasters and streaming services worldwide and generates royalties through its global consumer products program. Through its subsidiary, WildBrain, DHX Media operates one of the largest networks of children’s channels on YouTube. Headquartered in Canada, DHX Media has 20 offices worldwide.


    THANK YOU to all those who express interest in being a part of the DHX Studios team. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we may be unable to reply to all applicants. If we feel that you may be a good match for one of our current openings you will be contacted. DHX will accommodate people with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process. Applicants are encouraged to make their needs known in advance if accommodation is required.


    DHX will accommodate people with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process. Applicants are encouraged to make their needs known in advance if accommodation is required


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