Senior Systems Administrator

** Please note that due to COVID 19, all SPIN staff will be on-boarded remotely and asked to work from home.

As a Senior Systems Administrator, you will be a key part of our Systems team.  The team is responsible for supporting the workstation and IT infrastructure of the studios 240+ artists and production personnel working on award winning film and TV visual effects.  The Systems team also spearheads the adoption of technology initiatives that keep our studio at the forefront of the VFX industry.

Key Requirements Of The Role

  • Strong knowledge in Linux (specifically Redhat/CentOS) and Windows administration
  • Providing technical support and general troubleshooting for commercial and custom applications across a mixed environment
  • Actively monitor network and server performance, providing optimizations or solutions as needed
  • Storage administration experience, preferably EMC Isilon OneFS
  • Proven bash/Python scripting skills as they pertain to system administration
  • Configuration and maintenance of new and existing virtual machines under various virtualization infrastructures (e.g. KVM, VMWare, etc.)
  • Be familiar with performing firewall and switch configuration (Cisco, Extreme, Juniper etc.)
  • Experience implementing and maintaining AAA according to industry best practices
  • Experience with Cloud platforms (e.g. AWS, Azure, GCP etc.)
  • Assist maintaining our digital security policies both internally and externally

You Must Have

  • 5+ 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 monitoring and logging systems (e.g. Zabbix and ELK)
  • Experience with configuration management systems (e.g. Ansible or Puppet)
  • Team-centric working process and proactive problem solving skills

The Following Are Also Considered Nice To Have

  • Knowledge of the Git source code management system
  • Knowledge of Tractor (or similar) cluster/render farm monitoring
  • Knowledge of cyber security best practices

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