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Los Angeles, California, United States

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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. 


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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


  • 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


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


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

This job posting was last updated on July 20, 2017