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Animal Logic - Los Angeles

Venice , California - United States
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Help Desk Support Analyst

Description

Are you an enthusiastic and outgoing person interested in joining our IT Support team in our LA office? You will be working with a vast and complex array of technologies for one of the world's leading visual effects and animation studios. 

You will work out of Venice/Hollywood/Burbank locations and also interface with our Sydney and Vancouver studios. The majority of the work will be face-to-face with producers/head of departments and will require some email correspondence with our Sydney support team during their business hours. 

The ideal candidate should have knowledge of the animation production process, excellent communication and follow-up skills, understanding of the demands of production, and have a willingness to support production as dictated by their schedules.

What you'll get to do:

• Provide 1st/2nd level technical support
• Assist in the planning and implementation of additions, deletions and major modifications to the supporting local infrastructure
• Follow IT procedures as established by the Sydney studio
• Oversee the administration and maintenance of the company's Los Angeles infrastructure, including workstations, servers, storage, network, tape backups and video equipment
• Ensure the reliable and efficient handling of video media and image data to meet the needs of staff and clients through all service areas (transfer, duplication, display, editing, archiving)
• Maintain video & data capture & transfer systems (Mac, PC or other)
• Perform maintenance on a broad range of video equipment, including display set-ups and alignment through to cabling and routing, if required
• Manage the company's IP telephone and Video Conferencing systems at the local level
• Relocation of IT equipment (moving machine/s, monitors etc)
• Ensure that asset management, licensing, OH&S, and other company policies are being adhered to
• Get quotes and manage vendors as required
• Generate and maintain both internal and end user documentation, as required
• Take calls from Editorial when issues arise and respond appropriately
• Escalate issues to vendors if required
• Assist with project tasks driven by the Sydney studio
• Occasional requirement to perform after hours and/or weekend support
• Assistance with daily office duties: includes phone coverage, opening/closing of the office, office moves, etc.; position is considered part of the office administration rotation (when coverage is necessary)

What you bring:

• Relevant technical skills and experience; film/VFX industry experience, a plus
• Previous experience in either a senior support role or mid-level system engineering role
• Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate with people at varying levels of technical knowledge
• Exposure to Linux, Windows and OSX Operating System
• Strong knowledge of and experience with Avid Media Composer
• Strong troubleshooting skills
• Networking and connectivity skills
• MAC/PC maintenance and software installation as well as installation and upgrading of MAC/PC hardware
• Have a positive, can-do attitude with a keen focus on attention to detail and customer service
• Able to adapt to a fast-paced, high-pressure environment with fluid requirements and deadlines
• Ability to “think on your feet” to come up with creative ideas and solutions to technical problems
• Exhibit a passion for learning new skills, techniques and technologies as well as a strong interest in technology and the entertainment industry
• Good organisation, analytical and problem solving skills
• Be able to work autonomously and as part of a larger team in Sydney; able to work remotely with multiple technical departments in Sydney

Education:

• College, University or industry certification/training in the field of IT

Please apply if you are eligible to work in the US. If you are interested in applying for this position then please complete our online application form via our website.

Animal Logic is recognised as one of the world’s leading independent creative digital studios, producing award winning design, visual effects and animation for over 25 years. With studios in Sydney and Vancouver and development offices in Sydney and Los Angeles, Animal Logic continues to forge new partnerships and collaborations with leading studios and filmmakers to develop and produce stories that resonate with a global audience.

Animal Logic is currently in production on Peter Rabbit 2 and is creating visual effects for Captain Marvel. Recent productions include The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, Peter Rabbit, The LEGO Ninjago Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Alien: Covenant. Other film credits include: The LEGO Movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Great Gatsby, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, 300, Happy Feet and The Matrix.

Animal Logic Entertainment (ALE) is the production arm tasked with developing a strong slate of innovative, commercially minded, story driven projects stamped with the visual and technical innovation that has become the hallmark of the studios’ work. The development slate, while eclectic and diverse, has a core focus on tent pole, 4-quadrant family feature animation and hybrid projects as well as filmmaker driven and visually arresting live action/VFX films. ALE is currently in production on Peter Rabbit 2. Previous projects include Peter Rabbit and Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole.

Truant Pictures, a subsidiary of Animal Logic, collaborates with both emerging and established talent to develop and produce thought-provoking genre films for an international audience. Truant Pictures operates out of Animal Logic’s Sydney-based studio and Los Angeles office, alongside ALE.

For over 25 years, Animal Logic has remained committed to innovation, technical and creative excellence and most importantly, creating a collaborative and storytelling culture with a unique voice. We have BIG dreams!