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Senior System Administrator
Senior System Administrator
  Full-Time @ Industrial Light & Magic

London, England, United Kingdom

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Founded by George Lucas in 1975 to create the special effects for his space epic Star Wars, no other facility of its type existed at the time. Now with locations in San Francisco, Vancouver, London and Singapore, ILM remains one of the leading effects companies in the world, serving the motion picture commercial production and attraction industries. From its astounding innovations in the original Star Wars trilogy to its groundbreaking CGI work in blockbusters like Jurassic Park, Star Trek, and The Avengers, ILM has changed and expanded the possibilities of what a film can be.For over thirty years ILM has set the standard for visual effects and in the process, created some of the most stunning images in the history of film. With the most advanced visual effects pipeline in the entertainment industry, ILM is always at the forefront of the digital revolution.

Primary Responsibilities and Accountabilities 

Monitor, maintain and specify computer servers. 

Monitor, maintain and specify computer workstations. 

Monitor, maintain and specify internal networks. 

Monitor, maintain and specify externally facing networks. 

Maintain user accounts. Install and configure computer hardware operating systems and applications. 

Perform a range of tasks to ensure the highest level of security across the digital systems at ILM. 

Analyse, debug, isolate and remedy issues. 

Manage day to day operations such as deployments, networking changes, etc. 

Work cooperatively with the Technology team and with the wider set of colleagues at all ILM sites. 

Provide ad-hoc support, including procedural documentation and relevant reports as required 


Job Requirements   

·       Strong system administration experience required. 

·       Network administration experience required. 

·       Proven experience required across Linux, OSX and Windows platforms. 

·       Strong experience required across AD, DNS, DHCP, NIS , LDAP. 

·       Experience with VM configuration. 

·       Experience with configuration management systems eg. Ansible, Salt, CFEngine, etc. 

·       Experience with Microsoft Exchange administration. 

·       Linux command line and scripting skills eg. Bash/Csh/Python/Perl/etc. 

·       Provide direct user support when necessary, which includes hardware, software and    peripherals. 

·       Good knowledge of operating system internals. 


Required Skills / Competencies

·       Excellent communication skills 

·       Enthusiastic self-starter with exceptional organization skills 

·       Ability to manage time effectively and continually re-prioritise tasks 

·       Detailed and methodical approach to trouble shooting and resolving issues 

·       Team player who will strive to maximize team/department performance 


Preferred Skills / Competencies:

·       Familiarity with high performance storage systems eg. Isilon, NetApp, etc. 

·       Experience with disk and tape backup technologies eg. NetBackup, etc. 

·       Familiar with cloud and web technologies eg. AMS, Apache, Nginx, etc. 

·       Content creation packages eg. Maya, Nuke, Houdini, Photoshop, etc. 

·       Blade servers and distributed rendering systems 


Education / Experience

Educated to degree level in Computer Science or equivalent experience 


Visa sponsorship available

Relocation package available

·       Blade workstations, Teradici portals etc. 

·       Licensing software eg. FlexLM, RLM, etc.

This job posting was last updated on June 19, 2018