About the Role

CHEAT currently works with several IT support companies and uses supplier support contracts, but we are looking to bring the majority of our required IT support in-house with this role. It is therefore a vital role to deliver and support the increasingly complex service that is demanded. 

Initially the role will be supported by our current external engineers, but going forward it is expected that most IT support will become internal.

As well as having responsibility for both the business and post production IT systems and infrastructure, the engineer chosen will work closely with the rest of the team in supporting the daily technical workflows for major advertising, film and television productions. We are also keen to develop and adapt new ideas with the role to refine our workflows, infrastructure and work together on creating a reliable infrastructure that leverages new technologies and hardware available.

The successful candidate will work to deliver technical development and optimum technical efficiency on our post production, infrastructure and business technology systems across the company.

Duties & Responsibilities

IT Help Desk:

  • Investigating and solving staff and client queries

  • Updating and installing software

  • Testing and validation of software.

Infrastructure Support:

  • Installation and administration of network equipment such as switches

  • Admin of DaVinci Resolve Database servers, storage infrastructure and all workstations.

  • Managing backups and replications of servers

  • Password management for staff

  • Support around our infrastructure requirements for TPN (Trusted Partner Network)

Software Support – General:

  • Installations

  • Management of Windows and Linux operating systems

  • Administration

  • Maintenance

Hardware Support – General:

  • Installing new equipment such as PCs, monitors, switches, servers and phones

  • Identifying hardware faults on above equipment and repairing them when economic to do so

  • Documenting installs and support with diagrams and department documents.

About You

Key Skills & Experience:

  • Strong experience of working in a similar role

  • Experience with DaVinci Resolve and Flame on Mac OS and Linux (Centos)

  • Demonstrable experience in an IT Support or operational support role

  • Knowledge of DNS, DHCP, GPO, TCP/IP, VLAN

  • Knowledge of Microsoft 365 and AD

  • Ability to assemble, upgrade, troubleshoot and physically maintain workstations and severs

  • Experience with installation, maintenance and operation of Windows & Mac OSX operating systems

  • Self-motivated and able to prioritise workload

  • Able to work to tight deadlines and under pressure

  • Have a keen interest in IT and willing to learn and develop new skills.

This is a great opportunity for someone looking to progress their career further in I.T. 


This is a full-time role, normally working daytime Monday to Friday with occasional need for early, late or weekend working to facilitate out of hours support and installation duties.

To apply

Please email with your covering letter and CV.

We apologise in advance, but we are unable to respond to every application due to the volume received. Only successful candidates will be contacted.