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Linux Systems Engineer
Linux Systems Engineer
  Full-Time @ Pixar Animation Studios

Emeryville, California, United States

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Pixar is seeking a Linux Systems Engineer to join our team!

As a Linux Systems Engineer, you will be part of the team responsible for the tools used to provision, maintain, and monitor Pixar's Linux workstations. Keeping these high-performance, virtualized workstations running smoothly is crucial to the studio's work. You'll also be involved in designing and testing future workstations. Our team stays in close contact with front-line support administrators, as well as colleagues in departments across the studio, to address needs and fix problems, both on a day-to-day and long-term basis.


  • Contributes to the development of in-house provisioning and maintenance tools
  • Investigates and integrates third-party tools with Pixar's provisioning infrastructure
  • Works with other departments at Pixar to ensure their needs are being met by the machine configurations
  • Helps evaluate new hardware for compatibility and performance
  • Learns about new developments in the field to see how Pixar can benefit from them


  • 3+ years of Linux administration experience, including experience with KVM virtualization
  • 3+ years of Python development experience
  • Familiarity with Git and Ansible (or similar configuration management systems)
  • Understanding of computer hardware layout
  • Excellent written and verbal communication abilities
  • PCoIP deployment and maintenance experience a plus
  • Go development experience a plus

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This job posting was last updated on Jan. 31, 2019