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Head of IT
Location: Watertown, Boston, MA (US)

Job Description

EditShare , an award-winning software company focused on efficiency and collaboration in video and film production, is seeking a highly-talented and self-starting individual to manage IT needs at our Watertown, Massachusetts headquarters. We are looking for a person who has ample previous IT experience, who has done extensive hands-on work with Linux, and who can hit the ground running in a heterogenous Linux/Mac/Windows environment. This is a position for a doer, as for the most part you will be a one-person IT department - at least for the moment.

EditShare has been in business for over 15 years, but much of our IT infrastructure is aging and creaky - at a time when we are growing rapidly. If you love working in a relatively small environment on a wide variety of problems with lots of high-performance network and computing equipment, this could be the job for you.

Your responsibilities would include:

  • Managing office IT infrastructure, including firewall, routers, switches, a PBX system, hardware and software phones, employee workstations and laptops, VPNs across multiple offices, etc. - replacing and upgrading systems where needed
  • Implementing a company-wide single sign on system that plays well with Linux, Mac and Windows servers and workstations, as well as with various web-based services
  • Handling the IT aspects of onboarding and offboarding
  • Enforcing good password hygiene practices
  • Managing software licenses for office productivity software
  • Providing occasional training on the operation of particular software tools (such as Expensify)
  • Managing and monitoring software development resources including a large virtual machine infrastructure, numerous physical servers and file stores, as well as cloud resources such as bug trackers, software repositories, etc.
  • Migrating on-premise services to the cloud where practical and desirable
  • Ensuring that all critical systems are functioning 24/7, that data and VMs are backed up regularly, and that disaster recovery plans are tested periodically.
  • Implementing best practices for protection of sensitive information
  • Monitoring for - and responding to - any outside intrusion
  • Meticulously documenting everything you do, so we don't need to call you when you're on vacation
  • Automating deployment of key systems -- using tools such as Ansible, Puppet, Chef, Salt, etc, -- so they can be recreated with minimal effort

To apply for this position, please send your resume AND cover letter stating why you are the right candidate for this job, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please note, it is a requirement of this job to work on-site; this is not a telecommuting position.

To learn more about EditShare, please visit our website at www.editshare.com


About EditShare

EditShare is a technology leader in networked shared storage and tapeless, end-to-end workflow solutions for the post-production, TV and film industries. Our groundbreaking products improve efficiency and workflow collaboration every step of the way. They include high-performance scale-out EFS central shared storage, Flow media asset management and workflow automation tools, Ark backup and archiving, Geevs video capture and playout, QScan automated quality control software, and Lightworks - the world's first three-platform (Windows/OS X/Linux) professional non-linear video editing application.


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