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Systems Administrator
Systems Administrator
  Full-Time @ Tangent Animation

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Tangent Animation is the vision of Animation and Film Production industry professionals, with combined experience that encompasses CG Animation, Live Action Film Production, Visual Effects, and Software Development. Tangent Animation employs open source solutions to create high quality animated feature films. What sets us apart from many other studios is our use of Blender, an open source software to make our animated films. We are scouting for the best talent and enthusiastic people who are eager to join our amazing team!



  • Desktop support.
  • Experience with using or supporting digital content creation (DCC) tools would be a great asset.
  • Workstation build and configuration, and troubleshooting.
  • Basic regular administration of Active Directory, Office 365 Suite and MS Teams.
  • Assisting with centralized systems and project deployment and IT infrastructure management.
  • Basic troubleshooting of the local office, network switches and related infrastructure.
  • Able to analyze code, write or create task automation (python, powershell) would be an asset.
  • On call support during heavy render crunches, and infrastructure outages.
  • Work closely with other Systems Administrator to complete day-to-day tasks.
  • Self starter, and demonstrated proactive task management under minimal supervision.
  • Networking - LAN and WAN hardware/software is an asset, basic addressing and cabling knowledge required.
  • Network Security – knowledge of basic security best practices and response is required.
  • Working with Amazon VPC, Site to Site VPN, Instances, S3 buckets, would be an asset.
  • Experience with Render Farm(large 112 blades, 7 chassis), HPE blades, Fog deployment would be an asset.
  • Experience with Rendering using AWS and Deadline would be an asset.
  • Has experience with Linux(Ubuntu/CentOS, FreeBSD, OpenBSD), Samba and basic UNIX user/configuration knowledge.
  • Windows Active Directory and Group Policy exposure and troubleshooting would be a asset.
  • Monitoring tools such as Zabbix or New Relic and understanding performance signs would be helpful.
  • Office 365 management and MS team’s knowledge or experience would be helpful.
  • Experience with ticketing systems and workflow would be an asset.
  • Organized, detailed and proficient in documenting work and processes.
  • Good interpersonal skills and a team player
  • Excellent communications skills and demonstrated customer service focus
  • Able to work under pressure and negotiate conflicting priorities



  • Great company culture, with a team that is very technically proficient, highly motivated & excited to work on projects that will change the industry
  • Competitive health and dental benefits
  • Casual dress-code

Tangent Animation is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodation upon request for candidates taking part in the recruitment process.

We thank you for your interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


This job posting was last updated on March 15, 2021