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RENDER WRANGLER / Jr systems admin - VAN

Heather Zolisby on May 10, 2017
Location
Vancouver , Canada
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Job Category
VFX
Job Type
Full Time
Career Level
Experienced
Pay / Salary
Hourly
Job Description
TITLE
RENDER WRANGLER/JR SYSTEM ADMIN (ENTRY LEVEL)

JOB SUMMARY
Scanline VFX Vancouver is looking for a render wrangler/junior systems administrator to join our team. Render wranglers work closely with system engineers, pipeline developers and production staff in order to effectively support our rendering infrastructure. As a Systems Administrator, you will work under the guidance of the IT Manager to ensure basic help desk and IT support is being provided to 300+ employees.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Render Wrangler
Monitor, troubleshoot and optimize network rendering resources
Monitor and report resource utilization such as disk space, node usage, job saturation, etc.
Identify and diagnose failing renders and malfunctioning render machines
Monitor the render queue to maximize resource efficiency and handle job priorities
Maintain maximum farm uptime
Respond to rendering related support requests
Systems Admin
Work with other Systems Engineer to address daily support tickets
Set-up employee workstations, monitors, IP phones, etc
Create user accounts for new hires: e-mail, messenger, phone
Identify and resolve problems in the production system quickly and completely

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS
Degree/Diploma in Computer Science, Engineering or other technical field (NOT MANDITORY, BUT PREF)
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Strong problem solving skills
Ability to adapt to a high pressure, fast-paced, dynamic environment with shifting priorities.
Experience troubleshooting in a Windows environment
Working understanding of art packages with; 3DS Max, Maya and Nuke a plus
ADDITIONAL SKILLS
knowledge of at least one of the relevant 3D packages (eg. Maya, XSI or 3D Studio Max) currently in use by the VFX industry;
ability to learn new software quickly, and learn on the job;
enthusiasm to learn and develop professionally;
ability to analyze and problem solve;
ability to manage and prioritize time and workload;
ability to work under pressure;
experience administrating multiple operating systems, including Windows (XP, Win7), Mac OS and linux (Centos, Opensuse,Ubuntu)
familiarity with networking and distributed computing, including network file systems, routing and subnetting.
experience in scripting is desirable but not essential;
flexibility in work hours.
ability to lift heavy equipment for installation and relocation tasks
outstanding organizational skills and the ability to multitask
ability to take direction positively, work well within a team and thrive under the pressure of tight deadlines

HOW TO MAKE YOUR APPLICATION STAND OUT
APPLY ONLY ONCE.
We keep your resume on file for 6 months so no need to apply again unless there are significant changes or unless you're applying for a different position.

ALWAYS APPLY WITH THE SAME EMAIL
We want to be able to reach you easily and much of our correspondence is via email and this helps us keep your information together in one file. That way you're not lost in the system.

Resume - Include in your resume the names of the company's you worked with and the dates you were there. Max 2 pages.
Cover Letter - tell us a little about yourself and what makes you the ideal candidate.
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