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Systems Engineer (Post Production / VFX)
Systems Engineer (Post Production / VFX)
  Full-Time @ NTROPIC

San Francisco, California, United States

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The Company  

Ntropic is an award?winning content creator, producing work across all types of media including commercials, music videos, and feature films as well as crafting experiential and interactive VR and AR experiences. Each day, our creative team works with directors, agencies, and brands collaborating on a multitude of projects. In every piece, we strive to elevate ideas and make the impossible possible for our diverse clients. With locations in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York City, we are at the center of innovation in an evolving industry.

The Team

Company culture is as important to us as the content we create. Our offices run best when filled with people who are passionate about their work. At every level, we want our Ntropic teams to feel supported, valued, and inspired by their colleagues. Whether you have been here for years or are brand new, we want you to feel like a part of the Ntropic family.


  • Systems installation of Mac, Windows, & Linux
  • Maintain and coordinate with systems admin on licenses and accounts for industry-based software
  • Support render farms and storage, including virtual servers
  • Maintain and manage computer systems in the studio, as the need for project expansion arises as well as keep inventory
  • Keep regular backups of workstations
  • Setup workstations for project team
  • Manage the machine room
  • Set up and close various user accounts /
  • Work with outside vendors for support on internal systems, i.e. Qumulo, Flame, phones, etc.
  • Manage project archives
  • Track project drives and footage
  • General asset management and organization
  • Support artists on files prep for CG and Flame pipeline, posting, transcoding and archiving
  • Assist Flame and CG artists with conforms and outputs as well as assisting Editors who work with Avid and Premiere
  • Organize project elements acquired from clients on the internal server
  • Transcode video from various digital cameras (RED, Arri Alexa, Phantom...)
  • Create XMLs and EDLs
  • Assist in technical QC with high accuracy before assets are delivered to client
  • Troubleshoot various technical issues


  • Professional experience in a Systems/IT support position in visual effects, post production and editing studio environment
  • Experience in post-production, namely industry-based systems: Flame, Nuke, Maya, Cinema 4D, After Effects, Houdini, Deadline, Avid, Premier, etc.
  • Experience with standard studio tools: G-Suite, MS Office, Slack, Wiredrive, etc.
  • Knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, QuickTime Pro
  • Technical proficiency and familiarity with basic system admin tools and processes
  • Installation of software on Mac and PC
  • Strong working knowledge of a machine room
  • Experience managing a render farm (Filewave deployment a plus)
  • Familiarity with basic NAS and storage technologies (Quantum/Stornext)
  • Ability to manage network infrastructure (4D Gig, 10 Gig, Infinaband, Fiber)
  • Knowledge of script languages, especially Python
  • Good problem and troubleshooting solving skills

SERIOUS AND QUALIFIED INQUIRIES ONLY PLEASE.  Please follow the exact submission instructions below in order to be considered.

  • Email us at sfjobs@ntropic.com
  • Include Systems Engineer in the subject of the email to receive proper attention
  • Let us know why you think you are a great fit for the position
  • Attach your Resume as PDF attachment


This job posting was last updated on Feb. 7, 2019