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Senior Systems Engineer
Senior Systems Engineer
  Full-Time @ Animal Logic

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Everything will be awesome when you’re part of the team! Animal Logic - the studio that brought you The LEGO Movie - is looking for a Senior Systems Engineer who is committed to supporting, managing and improving the overall efficiency in the usage of existing server/storage resources and core infrastructure in a mission critical production environment. This is a hands on role working within a fluid and dynamic environment.


Key responsibilities include:


  • Plan and implement infrastructure resources to meet changing business requirements, with all appropriate documentation for support and user education
  • Microsoft Exchange, Active Directory, MSSQL and other Microsoft Services
  • Implement and support a wide variety of software and hardware including Centos Linux and Microsoft Windows for desktop and server, VMWare, Palo Alto Firewalls, Brocade & HP Networking, Veeam Backup and Recovery
  • Improve departmental service and performance; reduce costs through process optimization, standardization and efficient utilization and management of infrastructure systems; and maximize business productivity by making core services powerful and flexible enough to meet changing production demands
  • Author functional and design specifications, build prototype systems, and use other appropriate techniques to achieve architecture definition and design goals
  • Support the overall technical goals in partnership with software, R&D and production groups
  • Undertake system diagnosis, repair, build, maintain, patches and install software as required
  • Investigate and liaise with concerned parties including vendors for problem resolution, support issues and handling complaints


To be successful in this role, the following is required of all candidates:


  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a Systems Engineer role or similar
  • Bachelor or Master degree, or equivalent knowledge and experience are required in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Engineering or equivalent
  • An in-depth knowledge of infrastructure architectures and individual component relationships within an architecture (e.g. storage systems, DNS, directory services, mail servers, web servers, etc.), accompanied by broad knowledge in a number of other technical areas (e.g. networking, security etc.)
  • Knowledgeable regarding open architectures, protocols, and message formats
  • Expertise in scripting (e.g. Perl, shell, C, etc.) for automation and management of architecture services.
  • Ability to communicate and work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Excellent attention to technical details and ability to deliver accurate work
  • Proven ability to multi-task, prioritize, and problem solve
  • Foster and support a knowledge sharing culture
  • Ability to work towards, and meet, deadlines in high-pressure environment
  • Experience working within an Entertainment/Media industry is desirable
  • Certification in one or more of the following areas (ideal but not essential): Isilon, NetApp, Linux, Microsoft Windows, Brocade, Cisco, and/or Solaris


If you are interested in applying for this role please fill out our online application form via our website http://www.animallogic.com/Careers/Jobs or contact us at info@al.com

Animal Logic is one of the world's most accomplished digital studios producing award winning, ground breaking and trail blazing animation, visual effects and design. We are based in Sydney, LA and in Vancouver. We are currently in production for our first Vancouver-based animated feature with more animated features in the pipeline.  

This job posting was last updated on Oct. 20, 2016