IT Director

Burnaby, British Columbia
Operations
Permanent Full Time (RFT)
Build amazing experiences in Halo Infinite, connect players across platforms in Minecraft, unleash your creativity on original IP or think strategy with Magic: The Gathering Arena. SkyBox Labs is a game development studio that works on some of the world’s most iconic games. Our current projects include working as a co-developer on Halo Infinite, projects in the Minecraft Universe, supporting the development of Magic: The Gathering Arena, and original title, Stela. As one of Vancouver’s fastest-growing game studios, since our inception in 2011, SkyBox Labs has evolved from a group of 8 people developing independent projects to a team of over 180 engineers, artists, designers, producers, and more. 

SkyBox Labs is looking for a collaborative IT leader with honed experience leading an IT department. As we continue to expand our game studio and compete in this high-tech environment, this individual will work collaboratively with our team to keep our IT infrastructure, procurement, and security secure and well-built.

The best person for this role would be a strong communicator, a team player, and someone who is passionate about driving teams to solve challenging and complex IT problems.

Responsibilities

    • Lead the migration of our IT infrastructure and systems from a small organization to an enterprise level organization
    • Create and execute a multi-year strategic IT plan that includes managing multiple office spaces; procurement of heavy duty hardware for 200+ people; and focusing on vital security and risk management. 
    • Support career and people management, helping the team grow and develop individual and group goals
    • Oversee IT and security collaboration with our team and our various partners, communicating directly with various stakeholders inside and outside the company

Qualifications

    • Strong proficiency in managing an IT department with increasing demands - taking ownership of IT strategy, infrastructure, procurement, and people management 
    • Proven experience with creating multi-year strategic plans for a company’s IT infrastructure, systems, and cybersecurity
    • Skilled in managing multiple direct reports and their career development
    • Comfort and expertise in being a key point of contact for executive level external partners and clients for IT related questions and concerns
    • Experience in technical environment that supports over 200 + employees
    • Experience working and scaling IT infrastructure to support a rapidly growing team
    • Excellent in-depth knowledge of computer systems, cybersecurity, network and systems administration, architecture, and telecommunication systems
    • Solid working knowledge of current security protocols and threats
    • Nice-to-haves:
    • Experience working with a company as it transitions from small to enterprise level size
    • Game industry experience or experience from another demanding tech focused industry 
    • An interest in games
    • Security certifications
A Culture of Empowerment, Collaboration and Personal Growth

Our studio’s success can be attributed to our culture of empowerment, collaboration and personal growth. We employ a flat structure where all team members are heard, respected and trusted. We encourage knowledge sharing and personal growth through our many Lunch & Learns and frequent feedback. This culture is underscored by our strong commitment to work-life balance.
One major thing that we’re proud of is that we’ve been able to grow a 180+ person studio while cultivating an inclusive grassroots culture. We value our team members’ various backgrounds, hobbies, skills, and interests and this is demonstrated through our broad spectrum of social clubs: Join our soccer team, fitness group, potluck club, or one of our many D&D groups - you can even start your own!

SkyBox Labs is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace, dedicated to pursuing and hiring a diverse workforce.

Learn more about us at http://skyboxlabs.com/ 

Although we appreciate all interest, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.