Full time

Technical Manager

About CineArk

CineArk is an established rental house, supplying specialist film equipment to film and TV production companies worldwide. We also offer managed storage, maintenance, and technical support services to film crew working in the film and television industry. We are a young company, but our commitment to innovation, technical excellence and customer service has quickly established us as the leading specialist in our field. We service many leading feature film franchises, high end TV productions and TV commercials in the UK, Europe and across the world.

Job Description

We are looking for a Technical Manager to provide technical leadership in all aspects of our business. This is a senior level role with a broad remit. Strategic thinking and strong business acumen are essential in this role. We expect you to be well-versed in current technological trends and familiar with a variety of business concepts.

Primarily you will oversee our Kit Room Team (equipment rental department) who are responsible for the day to day outfitting of highly specialist rental equipment, as well as sitting across strategic procurement, R&D and future business development objectives, taking responsibility over product, service and technology innovation.

The successful candidate will be required to understand the full workings of our rental equipment and services, from preparation through to troubleshooting of specialist equipment such as video hubs, LUT boxes, display technologies, video transmitter equipment, networking and comms equipment.

The technical manager will lead our kit room team in preparing, maintaining and designing our film equipment packages and providing technical support to our operators and technicians remotely.

This role requires someone who easily understands technology, enjoys building and testing AV technical equipment and is interested in keeping up to date with the latest hardware and software releases, whilst also managing a team, prioritising workload, and delegating tasks.

This role would suit someone who has worked in broadcast, live events, or on film sets. More specifically, someone who understands film technology, DIT, Video Assist, RF equipment and VFX equipment with an understanding of the mechanics of film production. An awareness of software such as QTake, Pomfort’s Livegrade and Silverstack, Adobe packages and AVID, would be beneficial as would a thorough grasp of database and logistical software.

Main Responsibilities

  • Manage the team of Kit Room technicians building and testing AV technical equipment for hire to film productions

  • Troubleshoot hardware and software issues with equipment

  • Provide remote technical support to operators in the field

  • Work in conjunction with the Technical Director to research new equipment and make procurement decisions

  • Work with our engineering department to design and troubleshoot technical systems

  • Drive innovation and efficiency throughout all our daily processes

  • Use stakeholders’ feedback to inform necessary improvements and adjustments to the company’s technology

  • Keep abreast of new trends and best practices in the technology landscape

  • Identify, compare, select and implement technology solutions to meet current and future needs

  • Assist in the recruitment, onboarding and training of new team members

Candidate Requirements

  • Management experience essential

  • Technical experience in a similar industry

  • Understanding of budgets and business-planning

  • Excellent problem-solving skills, combined with analytics to manage complexity within stringent deadlines

  • Entrepreneurial style and adaptability to join a small-size company with bold ambitions, mindsets and capabilities

  • Organised and process-driven with a high degree of flexibility

  • Conscientious and positive attitude with the ability to work under pressure

  • Adaptability – the company priorities change unexpectedly, candidate needs to be able to change duties at short notice, in line with the business needs

  • Discretion – working in sensitive areas of film production

Desirable but not Essential

  • BSc/BA in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field; MBA or other relevant graduate degree

  • Specialist background, ideally in the fields of Digital Imaging, Visual Effects or Post Production

Working Conditions

  • 42.5 hours average per week within our main hours of business – 8am to 6pm – with flexibility to work outside of these hours if required

  • Monday to Friday – occasional weekend hours may sometimes be required

  • Holiday – 25 days (excluding bank holidays)

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