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Systems Administrator
Systems Administrator
  Full-Time @ Flying Bark Productions

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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The Systems Administrator is a hands-on position, assisting with the management and maintenance of the IT and Systems Administration requirements for the Company as a whole (hardware and software) and its ongoing slate of television series, films and projects, and to provide technical support to the users of those systems. You will be part of a greater technical team servicing the requirements of the Company and its various productions.

To be successful in this role you will show the following skills and experience:

  • Cisco Certification
  • Experience provisioning and maintaining access and core switches.
  • 3-5 Senior SysAdmin in a Medium to Large Enterprise for both Linux & MS Server
  • Experience working under an established set of security standards e.g. ISM, AS/NZS ISO/IEC 2700X, or Trusted Partner Network.
  • Experience with DHCP, DNS, Active Directory on Windows Server
  • Public cloud and on-premises virtualisation setup and maintenance.
  • Minimum 5 Yrs  Enterprise Storage Systems.
  • 3-5 Yrs in Post Production or VFX facility.
  • Application support of the following: Autodesk Maya, Foundry Nuke, Render Management such as Pixar Tractor, Adobe Suite, Avid MediaComposer, Arnold
  • Ability to work cohesively as part of the greater technology team ensuring transparency in reporting and communication within that team and the Company as a whole;
  • Ability to liaise with production staff, technical and creative crew to gather requirements and rapidly provide solutions that meet the needs of the various productions and the Company;
  • Establishment of successful working relationships with key members of production and crew;
  • Ability to flag in advance any issues that may impact on the successful delivery of productions  and the efficient running of the Company from a system administration and technical support perspective;
  • Ability to work autonomously whilst maintaining high levels of communication with supervising and key crew;
  • Be adaptable, flexible and responsive to changes;
  • Complete tasks within production deadlines.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • On a daily basis provide systems administration and technical support to artists in their production tasks and staff members as required;
  • Liaising with 3rd-party software vendors to resolve technical issues and direct requests to the vendor for development of new functionality as required;
  • Balance the needs of production teams whilst working within agreed client security constraints(TPN/MPAA);
  • Identify issues with work-flow, technology and development methodologies and communicate effectively any found issues with production, pipeline team, or global technology departments;
  • Manage, monitor and maintain core infrastructure comprising of: MS Active Directory, DHCP, DNS, public cloud (object storage, virtual private servers) and on-premises virtualisation;
  • Monitor and respond to the ticket support system and proactively identify patterns of incidents to resolve any fundamental issues that arise;
  • Management of various storage servers, technologies used including ZFS and Editshare;
  • Maintaining health and security of the network and working to provide efficiencies in network configuration to enable optimised data delivery to users;
  • Building of new hardware and installation/deployment of software as required;
  • Scripting and some software development to automate or simplify administrative processes, assists or troubleshoot issues with existing production pipeline tools;
  • Be available to provide support outside of traditional working hours, including nights and weekends as reasonably required;

And all other duties and responsibilities as reasonably required by the Production Company.

This job posting was last updated on July 3, 2020