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SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR (SENIOR) - La

Heather Zolisby on May 26, 2017
Location
Vancouver, Canada
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Job Category
VFX : Visual Effects
Job Type
Full Time
Career Level
Experienced
Pay / Salary
Hourly
Job Description
SUMMARY
The Senior Systems Administrator reports to the Director of IT for our Vancouver and Los Angeles studio locations. Day-to-day tasks include basic help desk support via a ticketing system supporting 350+ users, and responding to alerts and emergencies in a quick and timely manner. Additional responsibilities of a senior system administrator include technical design, planning, and implementation of new systems, recommending the redesign and configuration of existing systems and system applications, and identifying methods, solutions, and project leadership and management in order to provide a high level of service to the customers of the department.
RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide organization-wide high level technical support
Assist in addressing business and technical needs
Design, build, implement, maintain and enhance system infrastructure across multiple hardware and software platforms
Mentor and oversee development of teammates
Respond to incidents and emergencies
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
A bachelor’s degree in a computer information systems, computer science, engineering, physics or mathematics
5+ years experiencing in a similar role, or 2-3+ years’ experience as a systems administrator in visual effects.
REQUIRED SKILLS
Experience with, and advanced understanding of:
Windows, Mac OS X and Linux systems.
virtualized environments
storage clusters
networking theory and practice (VLANs, link aggegation, routing)
common network services (e.g. DNS, DHCP, SMTP, CIFS, NFS)
IPSec & SSL VPNs
internet standards
Basic understanding of:
imaging systems
project management tools
Ability to:
work independently and in a team
work flexible hours
work effectively under pressure
learn quickly
write Bash and Python scripts for systems automation
accurately communicate complex or complicated ideas
PREFERRED QUALIFICAITONS
Experience with, and advanced understanding of:
visual effects or post production
render farms
high performance, distributed computing and storage
high availability architecture
EMC Isilon Clusters
Avere FXT Clusters
VMWare ESXi Clusters
Intel, Cisco, Extreme and Juniper 1GbE and 10GbE networking equipment
multiplatform software development with C++, Python and Java
PCoIP
VoIP
network security
Intermediate knowledge of the following software:
Autodesk RV
Autodesk Shotgun
Autodesk 3DS Max
Autodesk Maya
Adobe Creative Suite
The Foundry Nuke
Basic understanding of:
Color theory
HVAC
Data center design
OTHER REQUIREMENTS
Must be able to lift heavy objects (approx.. 25 lbs)
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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