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Head of Technology

  • Windmill Lane Pictures Ltd
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • 02/12/2021
Full time Engineering Executive Information Technology Broadcast Engineering Post-Production

Job Description

Head  of  Technology


Windmill Lane Pictures Ltd. is seeking an experienced Head of Engineering for its busy

Post-Production and VFX facility in Dublin.


 About  the  role:


The Head of Engineering will be responsible for the day to day running of the Engineering department and the team of technicians they manage.


The role requires superb project management skills and a drive for technical excellence, efficiency & productivity as well as attaining value for money in dealing with suppliers and

3rd  party service contractors.


The ideal candidate must be extremely technical, innovative and have a high degree of understanding, knowledge and experience in post-production & VFX workflows and technologies as well as Broadcast/Post/VFX industry dynamics.


 What  the  job  will  look  like:


  • Ensure the smooth running of Windmill’s technology infrastructure & liaising with all HoD’s to ensure our technology offering is best-in-class.


  • Responsibility for  managing  the  personnel  and  HR  issues  in  the  4  person

Engineering department.


  • Liaising with suppliers to get the best pricing for equipment and the best after sales service possible.


  • Responsibility for engaging with all HoD’s and Management to produce the annual and ongoing Capex budget for the entire facility.


  • Bringing Innovative technologies, technical work-practices and ideas that would enhance the   running   and   success   of   Windmill   Lane  whilst  always  striving  for improving on the IT/Engineering Department.


  • Responsibility for the administration and system maintenance of Linux, Macintosh and Windows based servers and workstations.


  • Knowledge of industry Standard Software


  • Maintaining, adapting and extending as required, the hardware/software/network infrastructure of the entire company.


  • Responsibility for the IT security and Back-up systems and procedures.



  • Administration and maintenance of office systems and telephone system.


  • Administration and development of the IT based office infrastructure.


  • Management of all Software Licences and Company Domains.


  • Supporting producers,  operators  and  other  staff  on  project  specific  technical requirements for Windmill’s clients either in-house or other remote locations.


  • To raise the technical productivity of the whole facility by working with all staff in regard to ongoing education, training and upskilling.


  • Working with  all  stakeholders  to  ensure  a  first-class  technical  operational service is delivered.


  • Assist Senior Leadership Team in producing business case presentations for new tech equipment,   software,   workflow   solutions   and   productivity   &   efficiency initiatives.


 About  you:


  • Deep understanding of post-production & VFX technologies: know the process in detail, staying up to date with the efficiencies and productivities that can be achieved through constantly changing technologies and work practices.


  • Possess a working knowledge of Cisco Networking.


  • Experience in project planning, budgeting & scheduling.


  • Experience in Post-production/VFX environment covering workflows in premium level Film, TV, VFX & Advertising sectors.


  • Process improvement and change management skillsets.


  • Ability to work well under pressure and to strict deadlines.


  • Ability to motivate people to embrace the benefits of processes, systems and change to delivery efficiencies and productivity in all our technical facilities.


  • Must be proactive, a problem solver, calm under pressure and fast-on-your-feet thinking professional.


  • Multi-tasking skillsets and ability to prioritise conflicting demands.


  • At least 5 years’ experience working at this level in Broadcast/Post/VFX or similar industry.





 What  will  you  get  from  us?


  • An opportunity to work with some of the best technical, creative & production talent and content on high-end VFX, Drama, Feature Film, Animation and Advertising industries.


  • We believe in the principle of equal opportunities and we value and promote diversity in all areas of recruitment and employment. We value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all our employees to influence, thrive and achieve their full potential.


  • We are committed to building a culture of inclusion, and we always aim to uphold the highest possible standards of ethical and moral behaviour.