Head of Infrastructure Operations

  • London, UK
  • Full-time

Company Description

MPC Film is a world leading Visual effects studio, working on the spectacular scenes and tiny details that make movies truly mind-blowing. We’re the people behind the effects in countless blockbuster films like Blade Runner 2049, Wonder Woman and The Jungle Book (www.mpcfilm.com). We are constantly looking for the best talent in the world, enthusiastic people that come in everyday to be a part of some of the best work in the industry. At MPC our teams are wildly creative, uber talented and passionate about the possibilities of film and technology. When you join, you’ll be working with, contributing and learning from the most skilled people in the business.

Job Description

Position Summary:

Reporting directly to the Regional Head of Infrastructure Operations EMEA & APAC, the Head of Infrastructure Operations - London is responsible for managing Film & TV technology related infrastructure and teams in London.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Communicate the needs and objectives of the business to your department
  • Ensure safeguarding of production systems by prioritizing their availability, maintainability, performance and security
  • Drive, and contribute regularly to, discussions regarding internal process and system improvements to ensure maximum efficiency
  • Ensure effective engagement with internal stakeholders, from strategy definition to solution delivery
  • Manage and lead a team of talented and motivated technical staff
  • Liaise with the Film & TV global business on behalf of local technology departments
  • Liaise with wider Technicolor global technology team to support and implement technology driven initiatives
  • Be the physical and logical information security officer for the London site

Qualifications

Qualifications

Skills and Experience
Technical Knowledge/Skills:

  • University Degree or Equivalent, preferably in Computer Science or other Computing related discipline
  • Proficient in office computer software and programs such as Microsoft Office suite
  • Good understanding of end-to-end Technology requirement and setup for large organization including data centres, servers, workstation etc. with considerable experience with server administration, desktop deployment
  • Strong knowledge of network design and implementation both WAN and LAN
  • Strong knowledge of storage architecture, both on-premise and cloud based
  • People management skills to manage teams of technical support staff
  • Financial management skills for managing and reporting on budgets
  • Commercial acumen and for creating business cases, getting pricing and supplier negotiations

Additional Information

Experience:

  • 8+ years of proven leadership and management experience in a global company
  • 8+ years of experience managing technical operations and development
  • Experience working in a VFX facility

Attributes:

  • Excellent communication (written and verbal), presentation and negotiation skills
  • Commercial astute
  • Ability to make decisions and take initiative
  • A strong commitment to quality, service,  reliability and cost control
  • Ability to prioritize workloads, manage time, plans and people effectively

Additional Information

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