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Senior Systems Administartor
Senior Systems Administartor
  Full-Time @ Tendril Design + Animation Inc.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Senior Systems Administrator


Tendril is a design, animation and digital innovation studio that is growing, evolving and always offering new challenges.  We work with agencies and clients to create rich imaginative worlds for all visual mediums. We work hard, we strive for excellence and we do it together as a team.  We believe in community and respecting balance.


You’re a natural problem solver who sees every challenge as an opportunity to shine.  You enjoy working in a creative environment and ideally have experience supporting a team of 3D and 2D VFX Artists, Animators, Producers and Admin staff.  You work independently and efficiently, but you also find satisfaction when you’re flexing your hands-on problem solving skills to solve a variety of technical issues for your team.  


The Opportunity:

  • Maintain all IT systems, including workstations, servers, shared storage, network, phones, animation and VFX applications and a mixed CPU and GPU render farm

  • Troubleshoot and support software including Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Flame, Cinema 4D, Nuke, Houdini, Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, Redshift, and other industry standard 3D and animation software

  • Provide support to 40+ team members on Windows, MacOS, and Linux

  • Troubleshoot application issues, OS issues, networking problems and other complex systems issues

  • Analyze new technologies, recommending, purchasing, and deploying new software, systems, and infrastructure

  • Monitor server storage and backups

  • Maintain hardware and software inventories and documentation

  • Manage and mentor an IT Assistant


Come Prepared to Talk about:

  • Your professional experience in a Systems/IT Support position and your role in a busy team

  • Your understanding of video production and animation pipelines

  • Strong troubleshooting, problem solving, and prioritization skills

  • Experience with render farm management (we use a Thinkbox Deadline render farm)

  • Familiarity with the various industry licensing frameworks and license servers

  • Experience with Web Hosting

  • Experience with VLANs, DNS, DHCP, VPN, AD, GPOs, FTP, SMB, NFS, LTO, AWS, ESXi (and a whole slew of other acronyms)


Tendril Design + Animation Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a team that represents various backgrounds, perspectives and skills. We pride ourselves on creating a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive workplace for all employees.


If you have the skills and experience required for this position, please forward your resume to amanda@tendril.ca 

We thank you for your interest; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted for follow-up.



This job posting was last updated on June 21, 2018