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Head of Systems

  • Stockholm

The Head of Systems is responsible for leading a team to maintain and further develop the company’s systems and infrastructure. You and your team will be collaborating closely with other key technology departments such as pipeline and R&D to make sure the infrastructure and technology supports the ever increasing requirements for high end visual effects.

Task and responsibilities

This role includes but are not limited to the following:

  • Own the delivery of all steady-state IT systems. Be responsible for the maintenance and operations of all systems.
  • Lead a team and provide technical management oversight, assign work across the team, and mentor team members.
  • Follow best practices to adhere to enterprise architectures always with an eye to scalability beyond the current requirements.
  • Ensure that all systems are deployed with accurate operational documentation.
  • Maintenance of infrastructure and process documentation.
  • Ensure appropriate monitoring and alerting tools are in place.
  • Maintains system performance by performing system monitoring and analysis, performance tuning, troubleshooting system hardware, software, and operating system issues.
  • Research and recommend automated approaches for system administration tasks where possible.
  • Collaborate with R&D and Pipeline team to resolve technical problems.
  • Stay up to date with industry trends, evaluating and recommending new solutions.

Required skills

  • Deep knowledge of Linux systems administration and management.
  • Deep knowledge of large-scale storage solutions such as Isilon, GPFS, Gluster.
  • Deep knowledge of networking, security and scalability.
  • Prior experience in datacenter management and planning.
  • Demonstrated ability in leading technical teams and of collaborating across departments.
  • High level of problem analysis and resolution skills.
  • Enthusiastic, organized and confident.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.

Great Place to Work

  • You get to be a pirate

  • Social and friendly work environment

  • We do world class epic stuff

  • Innovative and fast-paced culture

  • Cool and centrally located office

About the company

Important Looking Pirates is an award winning visual effects and digital animation studio located in central Stockholm. ILP was founded by artists in 2007 with the vision to become one of the top international suppliers of VFX in terms of quality, professionalism and service. With amazing projects such as Lost In Space, Westworld, Black Sails, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Star Wars: The Last Jedi in our backlog, we can proudly say that we are one of the most successful studios in the world.

During the last 12 years, we have assembled one of the best visual effects teams in the business with talents from all corners of the world. All our artists, technicians, production and support personnel are driven by passion for what we do and we always strive to push the limits of what can be accomplished.

In 2016, we moved to our new headquarters in the famous Norstedts building on the islet of Riddarholmen. The office is designed to inspire creativity and to provide the best possible work environment for creating spectacular visual effects. Almost a third of the office consists of social areas where the pirates gather to have lunch and celebratory fikas, get company updates, participate in fussball tournaments, and hang out for Friday beers.

Lania Sitepu | Hiring Manager

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