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Systems Administrator
Systems Administrator
  Full-Time @ Chimney

Marina Del Rey, California, United States

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Chimney is a leading international Creation Agency. We are involved in the creation of TV Commercials, TV Shows, Music Videos, Feature Films and Corporate Communication. Today we employ over 350 people with offices located in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmo, Los Angeles, New York, Warsaw, Berlin, Sydney and Singapore.

We are a dynamic and entrepreneurial owner-led business.

Since 1996 we have been working on international projects, both commercials and feature films. Today we are involved in the production of almost 1000 commercials and 15 feature films per year. We strive to deliver the most impactful visual and audio experience for the audiences of our clients.

The following outline is for the IT Systems Administrator who will cover our Los Angeles and New York operations.


  • Support and maintain infrastructure including: storage, network, servers and workstations

  • Provide high-level technical support with troubleshooting and solutions

    Perform in the following technical areas:?
    - Systems installation, configuration and operation?
    - Core network service (AD, DNS, Firewall, etc.) installation and administration?
    - Hardware integration and deployment?
    - Software installation? (Autodesk, Foundry, Solid Angle, Thinkbox, Avid, Adobe, etc) - Networking? (CLI configuration, VLANs)
    - Security (MPAA compliance)
    - Render farm (local and cloud)
    - Virtualized servers (vmware)
    - Interoffice connectivity (remote grade, mediashuttle, etc)

  • Work with our support and ticket system to solve reported issues (Zendesk)

  • Accurately document actions taken in our ticket system and create/update knowledge base articles

  • Ensure effective and efficient use of investments in technology.

  • Be responsible for developing and executing project plans.

  • Establish and maintain regular communications with executives, department heads, and end users regarding IT activities

  • Manage and troubleshoot hardware and software issues on user workstations running Linux, Mac, and Windows

  • Support render farms and storage, including virtual servers

  • Deploy new hardware and software

  • Maintain relationships and communication with our suppliers


  • Prior experience in Systems Administration or as Systems Engineer preferably within digital post production.

  • A good knowledge of all technical aspects of networking and computers - Linux (RHEL/CentOS/Ubuntu), Mac OS X, Windows and VMware.

  • An understanding of servers, networking, switches, routers, data backup and data storage.

  • Basic programming and scripting skills.

  • To be comfortable juggling and shifting priorities and exercise excellent organizational skills.

  • Have great project management skills, with a strong ability to define future technical needs and manage through sign-off and implementation.

  • Positive can-do attitude combined with the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines.

  • Excellent communication skills to communicate with management, employees, clients and suppliers (both written & verbal).

  • An outgoing personality, inquisitive and a natural troubleshooter.

  • Ability and desire to learn new technologies as required.

  • Ability to solve problems unsupervised and recommend proactive technical solutions.

  • Excellent communication and organizational skill with strong attention to detail

  • Flexible attitude, willing to adapt to changes of plans

  • Experience working in Film, TV, and/or post-production industry would be a plus

  • Team player


Chimney has a strong informal culture build around our core values;

  • Reliable

  • Joyful

  • Creative

  • Driven

  • Solution Focused

We look for and value the following traits in all employees:

  • enjoys responsibility but also teamwork

  • hard worker

  • motivating and social


This job posting was last updated on March 28, 2019