Desktop Systems Administrator

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As a Desktop Systems Administrator, you will be a part of our energetic and fundamental Systems team, supporting the workstation IT infrastructure of the studio. The team provides essential capabilities for 180+ artists and developers working on award winning film and TV visual effects & VR projects, and spearheads the adoption of progressive initiatives in technology that shape our studio and the VFX industry.

Key Requirements Of The Role

  • Monitor the ticketing system for issue tracking on the studio floor, communicating with artists, managers and executives to resolve issues in a timely manner
  • Install or remove hardware and/or software and associated connections, using supplied installation instructions and tools
  • Contribute to investigations of problems and faults concerning the installation of hardware and/or software as required, and confirm the correct working of installations
  • Identify and resolve issues with various applications and tools
  • Carry out applications maintenance tasks
  • Create and maintain support documentation for internal department policies, processes and issue resolution
  • Provide technical expertise to enable the correct application of operational procedures
  • Conduct tests and correct malfunctions, calling on help from more experienced colleagues if required
  • Contribute to the planning and implementation of maintenance and installation work
  • Identify operational problems and contribute to their resolution, providing appropriate information to team members, users and managers
  • Proactively manage personal development, providing opportunities for specialization and career development
  • Assist in maintaining our digital security policies, internally and externally

 

You Must Have

  • A positive attitude, with an interest in continuous learning
  • A team-centric work ethic and proactive problem solving skills
  • A sense of urgency and desire to help others
  • Ability to lift 50lbs
  • 2+ years experience as a Linux/UNIX Systems Administrator
  • Experience with Linux/Windows/Mac co-environments, sharing data between platforms and managing permissions
  • Experience with Linux installation, Kickstart & application deployment and installation image creation
  • Experience with AD environment and Windows 7 workstations as domain members

 

The Following Are Also Considered Nice To Have

  • Experience with configuration systems such as Foreman or Puppet
  • Experience with KVM and oVirt
  • Experience with Veritas backup solution
  • Network skills on Cisco/Brocade/Extreme Networks platforms
  • Mac OS and Windows application deployment and integration
  • Experience with VR platforms such as Oculus, Vive etc.

If this sounds like you, please submit your cover letter and resume to careers@spinvfx.com. Be sure to include “Desktop Systems Administrator” in the subject line.