Fin Design + Effects

Head of Information Technology


Fin Design + Effects is currently looking for a Senior Systems Administrator to provide IT leadership and support to our production staff and artists. This is a great opportunity to join a distinguished team of animation and VFX artists motivated by creativity and technical innovation, producing a great variety of interesting work including Thor: Ragnarok and I Am Mother. We are currently in production on several new international feature films and episodic projects.

What We Expect

  • Great written and verbal skills.
  • Team Management.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to budget IT related systems and services either in concept, maintenance or deployment stages.
  • Excellent customer service for internal staff.
  • A proactive learner who keeps up to speed with trends in hardware, software, and security technologies/best practices.

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage a team of information technology support staff in the Sydney and international offices.
  • Architect and manage the deployment of new software systems, networks, and infrastructure.
  • Liaise with key business personnel to anticipate future hardware and software requirements for upcoming VFX projects.
  • Design and improve current information technology processes.
  • Maintain the operation of software and hardware systems used in creating VFX.
  • Security Compliance (MPAA/TPN).

Key Proficiencies

  • Designing System Architectures
  • Networking for both LAN and WAN architectures (e.g L2/L3, VLAN, ACLs, BGP, VPN, DHCP, DNS)
  • Directory Services (e.g. AD)
  • Security (e.g. digital system security, management and company procedures and policies, change management, physical security, risk management)
  • Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (e.g. Hyper-V, VSAN, virtual networking, AWS, GCP)
  • Systems Automation
  • Monitoring (e.g. zabbix/grafana/nagios/cacti)
  • SIEM (e.g. graylog/splunk/syslog)
  • Vulnerability Testing (e.g. gsm/openvas)
  • Data Protection (e.g. DR, backup and archival)
  • Business Continuity
  • Scalable Storage Systems (e.g. isilon, DFS, storage spaces)

Nice to Have Skills

  • Previous experience with MPAA/TPN audit preparation and compliance.
  • Configuration Management (e.g. ansibile, chef, puppet, GPO).
  • Teradici architecture deployment.
  • Render farm management experience (eg: Deadline, OpenQ, Tractor).
  • Python experience (including Django and QT).