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Imaginary Forces

New York, New York - United States
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IT Manager


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.


  • ?  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.

    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 

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