Christie Digital Systems, Inc.

Location: Cypress, CA

Founded: 1929


Established in 1929, Christie Digital Systems is one of the largest visual technologies companies in the world. The organization specializes in the design, manufacturing, and installation of projection systems, and has installed over 100,000 projection solutions worldwide.

Notable Products

  • DLP Cinema projectors
  • LCD projectors
  • Video walls
  • 3D solutions
  • Virtual reality systems
  • Simulation

What to Expect

Christie Digital Systems is a leading provider of DLP projectors and 3D systems for film production and post-production, with clients like Industrial Light & Magic and Pixar Animation Studios. The company also provides cinema projectors for theaters operated by AMC and Cinemark. Within the live entertainment industry, Christie projectors and video walls have toured with international recording artists and can be found in the theaters of Blue Man Group. However, the range of industries Christie servers expands far beyond entertainment, to include government and military, aviation, medical, education, hospitality, and business.

As a manufacturer, sales and rental house, and custom installation service, Christie is comprised of numerous divisions around the world. Business departments offer career opportunities in regional sales, marketing, advertising, finance, and public relations, among others. Technical divisions include entry-level careers for customer service technicians with an associate’s degree in a technical field and expertise in troubleshooting and repairing DLP projectors, LCD systems, 35mm film projectors, and other related technology. Careers also exist for installation crew with relevant video and electrical systems experience. These roles require extensive travel of 70 percent or more.

Mid-level to senior careers include those for electrical engineers, optics specialists, visual system designers, and projection designers. Those roles require at least a bachelor’s degree in a related field, while some positions may require higher educational requirements. Familiarity with computer drafting software is encouraged. Training and experience in 3D technology and simulation is especially valuable, including education in computer animation. Candidates can review specific career opportunities and educational requirements via the career section of the official Christie website and submit applications online.


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