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Junior Systems Administrator
Junior Systems Administrator
  Full-Time @ Chapeau FX

Los Angeles, California, United States

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As a Junior Systems Administrator, you will report to our Technology Manager and assist him on day to day IT tasks as well as Desktop Support for our team.  You’ll be working in a fast paced environment. You’ll need the ability to pivot between tasks quickly while keeping a level head. This would be an evening shift.


  • Perform system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes.

  • Participate in administration of backup operations.

  • Perform regular file archival and purge as necessary.

  • Create, change, and delete user accounts / groups per request.

  • Support workstation management, imaging, and configuration.

  • Ensure proper documentation of systems and procedures.

  • Support in-house application configuration and usage.

  • Maintain asset tracking systems to ensure best management of resources.

  • Assess, troubleshoot, and resolve user hardware/software issues.

  • Repair and recover from hardware or software failures.

  • Maintain license servers.

  • Apply OS, software and firmware patches and upgrades as needed.

  • Upgrade and configure infrastructure systems and software as needed.



  • CentOS / Windows 10 / MacOS Desktop Troubleshooting

  • Windows Server, MacOS Server and Active Directory Experience

  • Strong working knowledge of Linux including command line

  • An understanding of servers, networking, storage and render systems for troubleshooting purposes

  • Experience Troubleshooting Autodesk Flame/Flare/Flame Assist on Mac and CentOS.

  • VFX and/or post industry experience


  • Basic Python / Shell scripting / AppleScript / Filemaker experience

  • Experience troubleshooting creative programs such as Flame, Adobe CC, C4D, Maya, Redshift and Nuke is desirable


  • Ability to make sound and logical judgments

  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills

  • Ability to present ideas in a user-friendly language

  • Highly self-motivated and self-directed

  • Keen attention to detail

  • Ability to follow documented methods and procedures

  • Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment and make sound decisions in emergency situations

  • Ability to work alone under their own initiative or as part of a team

  • Available to work evenings and flexible hours

  • Ability to lift 25 pounds.


This job posting was last updated on Oct. 1, 2018