IT DIRECTOR

Rocksteady is seeking a hands-on Information Technology Director who will be an integral member of the leadership team and will help design, socialize and implement overall IT strategy, vision and goals for Rocksteady development locations.

The director will oversee and participate in day-to-day IT infrastructure, game technologies, applications and desktop support operations and will closely collaborate with business process owners to identify, recommend, develop, implement and support cost-effective technology solutions.

We are specifically looking for self-motivated candidates comfortable with taking ownership and providing leadership.

The IT Director has a dual reporting line inside the studio and to our Executive IT Director for our Global Warner Bros Division.

 

Key Responsibilities

 

  • Formulate and deploy long-term strategic plans for enabling efficient and cost-effective technologies to provide a customer-centric set of services.
  • Establish and promote the implementation of overall IT department vision, mission and goals
  • Establish and maintain regular written and in-person communications with the organization’s executives, department heads, and end users regarding pertinent IT activities.
  • Manage IT staffing, including recruitment, supervision, scheduling, development, evaluation, and disciplinary actions.
  • Develop and maintain a budget for IT group, as well as IT-related spending within project teams.
  • Supervise and mentor personnel, conducting annual reviews, weekly face-to-face meetings, and other activities designed to ensure a smooth workflow.
  • Ensure appropriate systems are in place to maintain a reliable and productive work environment for studio personnel.
  • Maintain ongoing relationships with peers to stay abreast of industry trends.
  • Provide hands-on technical skills (servers, network, storage, database, virtualization, cloud computing, firewall, security etc.)
  • Oversee negotiation and administration of vendor, outsourcer, and consultant contracts and service agreements

 

 

 

 

Technical Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Associates’ degree and/or equivalent work experience required.
  • ITIL (or similar) implementation and/or ITIL process improvement hands-on experience.
  • Solid understanding and technical knowledge of current network and PC operating systems, hardware, protocols, and standards.
  • Experience with systems design and development from business requirements analysis through to day-to-day management.
  • Good understanding of contemporary IT concepts such as Cloud Computing and Business Process Automation.

Skill Requirements

  • Demonstrated and relevant IT experience, including time served in a management position.
  • Understanding of the game industry technology processes not essential but a plus.
  • Extensive management and leadership experience.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language.
  • Highly self-motivated, self-directed, and attentive to detail.
  • Able to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Extensive experience working in a team-oriented, sometimes geographically disparate collaborative environment.
  • Proven experience in IT infrastructure strategic planning and development, project management, and policy development.

Benefits

  • Private family medical care
  • Private dental care
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Long-service holiday reward
  • Brand new custom designed studio
  • World class training speakers hosted on-site
  • Access to multiple online training websites
  • Monthly team meals/outings
  • On-site subsidised Masseuse, Yoga & Life Drawing.
  • Quarterly salary adjustment reviews
  • Monthly 1on1s with your Line Manager
  • Yearly Line Manager & Studio Peer Performance review process
  • Film nights in our Mocap theatre
  • Subsidised gym in the office complex
  • Discounts to WB goodies i.e. HBO, WB films, TV, Harry Potter tour
  • Staff only merchandise store
  • State of the art office with the entire 140+ team in 1 open-plan room
  • Free fruit, juices and soft drinks
  • Childcare Vouchers Scheme
  • National Rail Season Ticket Travel Loan
  • Overseas Relocation Support
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Employee Support Assistance Programme (Free personal counselling and guidance support)
  • Finder’s Fee
  • Free Eye Test & Discounted Glasses
  • Free Seasonal Flu Jab