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SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR - SR
SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR - SR
  Full-Time @ Scanline VFX

Location:
Los Angeles, California, United States

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HOW-TO-APPLY: http://scanlinevfx.applyfirst.ca/

 

Scanline VFX specializes in creating complex effects for high end feature film and commercials. With 25 years experience in the European VFX world, Scanline has now opened its Los Angeles and Vancouver facilities.

In 2010, Scanline VFX was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Achievement in Visual Effects for its work on director Clint Eastwoods Hereafter, which featured a tsunami sequence that TIME magazine called the most exciting, expertly assembled flood scene in movie history.Scanline VFX is well known for its proprietary, in-house fluid effects software Flowline, for which it received a 2008 Scientific and Technical Achievement Academy Award.

 

SUMMARY

The Senior Systems Administrator reports to the Director of IT for our Vancouver and Los Angeles studio locations. Day-to-day tasks include basic help desk support via a ticketing system supporting 350+ users, and responding to alerts and emergencies in a quick and timely manner. Additional responsibilities of a senior system administrator include technical design, planning, and implementation of new systems, recommending the redesign and configuration of existing systems and system applications, and identifying methods, solutions, and project leadership and management in order to provide a high level of service to the customers of the department. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide organization-wide high level technical support
  • Assist in addressing business and technical needs
  • Design, build, implement, maintain and enhance system infrastructure across multiple hardware and software platforms
  • Mentor and oversee development of teammates
  • Respond to incidents and emergencies

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • A bachelor’s degree in a computer information systems, computer science, engineering, physics or mathematics
  • 5+ years experiencing in a similar role, or 2-3+ years’ experience as a systems administrator in visual effects.

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Experience with, and advanced understanding of:
    • Windows, Mac OS X and Linux systems.
    • virtualized environments
    • storage clusters
    • networking theory and practice (VLANs, link aggegation, routing)
    • common network services (e.g. DNS, DHCP, SMTP, CIFS, NFS)
    • IPSec & SSL VPNs
    • internet standards
  • Basic understanding of:
    • imaging systems
    • project management tools
  • Ability to:
    • work independently and in a team
    • work flexible hours
    • work effectively under pressure
    • learn quickly
    • write Bash and Python scripts for systems automation
    • accurately communicate complex or complicated ideas

PREFERRED QUALIFICAITONS

  • Experience with, and advanced understanding of:
    • visual effects or post production
    • render farms
    • high performance, distributed computing and storage
    • high availability architecture
    • EMC Isilon Clusters
    • Avere FXT Clusters
    • VMWare ESXi Clusters
    • Intel, Cisco, Extreme and Juniper 1GbE and 10GbE networking equipment
    • multiplatform software development with C++, Python and Java
    • PCoIP
    • VoIP
    • network security
  • Intermediate knowledge of the following software:
    • Autodesk RV
    • Autodesk Shotgun
    • Autodesk 3DS Max
    • Autodesk Maya
    • Adobe Creative Suite
    • The Foundry Nuke
  • Basic understanding of:
    • Color theory
    • HVAC
    • Data center design

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be able to lift heavy objects (approx.. 25 lbs)

HOW TO MAKE YOUR APPLICATION STAND OUT

  • APPLY ONLY ONCE.
    We keep your resume on file for 6 months so no need to apply again unless there are significant changes or unless you're applying for a different position.

  • ALWAYS APPLY WITH THE SAME EMAIL
    We want to be able to reach you easily and much of our correspondence is via email and this helps us keep your information together in one file. That way you're not lost in the system.

  • Resume - Include in your resume the names of the company's you worked with and the dates you were there. Max 2 pages.
  • Cover Letter - tell us a little about yourself and what makes you the ideal candidate.

HOW-TO-APPLY: http://scanlinevfx.applyfirst.ca/

This job posting was last updated on April 26, 2017