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Senior System Administrator

The Senior System Administrator will ensure to deploy, monitor and maintain the production computer systems for the studio and provide technical support for the users in a mixed Windows/Mac/Linux environment.

Job Description: 

  • Installing, configuring and testing computer hardware and operating systems; 
  • Ensuring systems are operating to meet the needs of the studio while ensuring there are no issues to cause any major project delay; 
  • Determining and troubleshooting issues with production and administration applications including but not limited to Maya, Nuke, Houdini, and VR Ray
  • Monitoring and maintaining client computer systems including hardware troubleshooting, maintenance, upgrades and repairs; 
  •  Deployment and maintenance of production applications and support of production workflows; 
  • supporting multi-platform network and infrastructure consisting of a significant rendering /computer farm with many users and high performance network storage 
  • Leading and Supporting system roll-out of new applications and updates; 
  • Maintaining and supporting back-ups of key computer systems 
  • Following procedural documentation and accurately reporting on work completed.
  • Maintaining and validating technical and process documentation and providing required reporting and feedback; 
  • Maintaining user accounts and profiles (on and off-staff requests), processing and documenting all changes; 
  • Prioritizing and managing many open cases at one time; 
  • Researching, testing and evaluating new technology or business processes.
  • Administering servers and network services AD, DNS, DHCP, SMB, NFS;

Requirements: 

  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in an IT Support role 
  • 5 + years of working closely with Windows/Mac/Linux platforms
  • Experience in the installation, configuration and troubleshooting of relevant software packages including Maya, Houdini, Nuke, VR Ray, and other industry-specific software is desirable
  • Strong knowledge of PC hardware with a focus on visual/media systems
  • Experience working in TV or post-production is desirable; 
  • Candidates with a background in Visual Effects highly desirable 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; 
  • Ability to work independently, multi-task and prioritize tasks; 
  • Ability to deliver tasks under tight deadlines 
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