IT Manager

Austin, Texas /
Admin – PHA Admin /
Full-Time
Powerhouse has been trusted with some of the world’s most important brands: Castlevania, Masters of the Universe, Mickey Mouse, Marvel Comics, and DC Comics characters (to name a few). We are also well known for our work in video games and advertising. Having worked with brands like Old Spice, Devolver Digital, New Balance, Airship Syndicate, Coca Cola, Activision, Riot Games, and AMC, Powerhouse Animation offers a wide variety of creative services.

From pre-production tasks like character design and concept design to storyboards and animatics to final turn-key production of traditional animation, motion comics, and commercial animation, we are trusted to turn an idea into animated reality. As a service animation studio, we have worked in almost every style of traditional animation from gritty anime to feature animation to web-based cartoon animation.

We are at a fever pitch for animation and we are looking for the best talent to come and join our team. 

Powerhouse Animation Studios is looking for an in-house IT Manager to join our Austin, TX studio location. You will be working closely with the production staff providing general help desk and IT support as well as managing and upgrading our IT and security systems. 

Responsibilities

    • Lead large IT projects, including the research, design and deployment of new IT systems and services
    • Monitor performance of information technology systems to determine cost and productivity levels, and to make recommendations for improving the IT infrastructure
    • Help define IT infrastructure strategy, architecture, and processes
    • Provide Help Desk/General IT support to the production team
    • Analyze business requirements by partnering with key leads across the organization to develop solutions for IT needs
    • Assess vendors and develop test strategies for new hardware and softwareTroubleshoot hardware and software issues related to internal IT
    • Ensure security of data, network access and backup systems
    • Lead Security rollouts and help manage asset security across the organization
    • Preserve assets, information security, and control structures

Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Information Systems, or a related field, or equivalent experience
    • 2-5 years of experience working in IT operations
    • Experience leading and managing large IT projects and rolling out IT infrastructures across various technologies
    • Excellent working knowledge of computer systems, security, network and systems administration, databases and data storage systems, and phone systems
    • Strong critical thinking and decision-making skills
    • Excellent project management skills and strong ability to prioritize
    • A firm grasp on IT infrastructure and operations best practices