Headquartered in Oslo, Norway, and with customers in over 100 countries, Appear AS is a leading supplier of media processing and delivery technology—providing the backbone that production companies, telcos and broadcasters trust to make immersive live experiences possible for their viewers.
Founded in 2004 by 11 former Tandberg Television employees, Appear is now renowned in the market for world-class products and expertise. With a focus on modularity, quality, and efficiency, we are committed to ensuring that our products and their operation create the lowest impact possible on the environment.
We have won several national and international prizes for revenue growth, internationalization, and technology. In 2021 we won TVBEurope’s coveted Best of Show and were awarded a grant from Innovation Norway for the NEO Series—an efficient new server-based line of software compression products.
With continuing consumer demand for more content across more devices, we actively participate with industry bodies and technology partners to advance standardization and continuously innovate—helping our customers stay one step ahead in a market where expectations and requirements are constantly evolving.
We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Operational IT Manager to lead and oversee the efficient functioning of our IT operations. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in managing technology infrastructure, systems, and teams to ensure seamless day-to-day IT operations, infrastructure stability, and effective end-user support. This role requires a strategic thinker with strong leadership abilities and excellent problem-solving skills.
1. IT Operations:
- Plan, implement, and maintain IT operational policies, procedures, and best practices
- Monitor and manage network infrastructure, servers, and cloud-based resources to ensure optimal performance and availability
- Oversee data backups, disaster recovery planning, and business continuity strategies
- Collaborate with cross-functional teams to design, implement, and maintain technology infrastructure that aligns with business needs and growth objectives
- Evaluate and recommend hardware, software, and technology solutions to enhance operational efficiency
- Monitor system health, security, and performance, promptly addressing issues and proactively preventing disruptions
- Provide End-User support, troubleshoot issues, and ensure timely problem resolution
- Identify recurring problems and develop solutions to enhance user experience and minimize disruptions
- Manage relationships with technology vendors, negotiating contracts and agreements to ensure cost-effective services and products
- Develop and manage the IT budget, forecasting expenses and optimizing resource allocation
2. Security and Compliance:
- Implement and enforce cybersecurity measures, ensuring data privacy and protection
- Stay current with industry trends and regulations to ensure the organization's IT practices are compliant with relevant standards
3. Team Leadership:
- Foster a positive and collaborative work environment, promoting teamwork, open communication, and continuous learning
- Set performance goals for the IT team, provide regular feedback, conduct performance evaluations, and identify opportunities for skills development
- Minimum Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or related field
- Proven experience (2+ years) in IT operations management, including team leadership and infrastructure management
- Strong knowledge of network, systems, and cloud technologies
- Excellent problem-solving skills with a track record of resolving complex IT issues
- Proficiency in project management methodologies and tools
- Solid understanding of cybersecurity best practices and compliance standards
- Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across departments and levels of the organization
- Relevant certifications (e.g., CompTIA A+, CCNA, ITIL, PMP) is a plus
- Professional development and career opportunities in an international, inclusive and engaged working environment
- Flexible home-office policy
- Five weeks’ vacation
- In-house gym and subsidized cafeteria with a multitude of temptations
- Free parking incl. free charging of electric car at our premises centrally located at Lysaker
- Travel insurance and defined contribution pension
If you are a strategic thinker with a passion for technology and a strong track record in IT operations management, we encourage you to apply. Join our team and play a key role in ensuring the seamless functioning of our organization's IT infrastructure and operations!