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Support Technician

Mid-City, Los Angeles Animation - LA
Skydance offers a dynamic, inclusive, and ever-evolving culture where innovative ideas are welcomed, and growth fostered. The partnership between unique creativity and technological advancements are demonstrated within each pillar of the company. At the heart of it all is a commitment to boldly entertaining and relevant storytelling.
 
While all Animation studios look to hire people who are creative and hard-working, Skydance Animation is specifically looking for pioneers who seek to push the limits of what the world’s most collaborative art form can achieve, and to give those pioneers the space and the resources to build a new studio that’s doing something different.
 
If you’ve ever dreamt of what the early days of Hollywood must have been like, of what it takes to roll up your sleeves and break new ground, figure out a new process, and to one day say, “I was there when it all began,” then welcome aboard…
The Support Technician at Skydance Animation is a member of the Information Technology team and is responsible for front-line triage and support of user-facing technology including laptops, workstations, telephones, email, collaboration tools, other application, software licenses, and connectivity. The IT team provides a wide range of services, including data center operations, cloud integrations, networking, large compute and storage farms, directory and communication services, backups, databases, operating systems, mobile computing, A/V, and technical support. #Animation

Responsibilities

  • Be the first point of contact for technology and remote user related issues that arise within the studio
  • Establish and maintain high quality inter-personal relationships with production and studio staff
  • Continuously improve the process and communication around support events in collaboration with the team and the IT Director
  • Effectively communicate support load, areas of knowledge assistance, and competing or conflicting priorities to the IT Director
  • Maintain select user-facing core technology systems and services within the environment
  • Collaborate with Production and Production Technology teams to seamlessly handoff user-requests that are outside the scope of IT
  • Organize technology asset inventory, new user setups, shipping, and software licensing
  • Support desktop operating systems including MS Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux and related utilities, i.e., anti-virus and backup tools
  • Support various software applications including Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Cloud, Zoom, Autodesk and Shotgun, and assist with various animation specific tools.
  • Support various cloud applications including Google gSuite, Office365, and Atlassian products
  • Manage accounts and permissions on internal and cloud systems, including on-premises network storage, identity management, and VPN
  • As a team, support 100-200 artists, production staff, overhead users, and technicians
  • Be able to troubleshoot walkthrough issues remotely over the phone or Zoom
  • Requirements

  • 2+ years of experience in IT support of non-technical users
  • 1+ years of experience in an enterprise-level technology environment
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple competing priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability to positively and professionally interact with frustrated users
  • Excellent communication skills in dealing with both technical and artistic groups
  • Proven experience administering Mac OSX
  • Ability to tenaciously solve unfamiliar problems
  • Experience supporting Linux workstations a plus
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud, Autodesk products, Zoom, Google gSuite, Office365, Avid, Foundry Flix, and Animation/VFX applications a plus
  • Experience in the Visual Effects, Animation, or media and entertainment industries a plus
  • Experience with collaborative media environments, video conference, multi-site media-review systems, or screening rooms a plus
  • Skydance is a diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create high quality, event-level entertainment for global audiences. The Company brings to life stories of immersive worlds across its feature film, television, interactive, and animation divisions.
     
    Skydance is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to building and fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce. We welcome and consider applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy status, military/veteran status, disability, or any other protected category. Diversity in the workplace is not just a commitment, it is who we are and a reflection of what makes our world special.