Systems Admin [Jr-Mid]

Systems Admin [Jr-Mid]

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The Junior Systems Administrator assists in supporting all technical operations of our studio locations. Day-to-day tasks include basic help desk support via a ticketing system supporting 350+ users, quickly and effectively responding to alerts and emergencies as well as the general preparation and maintenance of critical and periphery infrastructure.


  • Provides organization-wide help desk and server support
  • Assists in addressing business and technical needs
  • Works independently and in teams on administrative and technical projects
  • Provisions and maintains employee equipment
  • Monitors and maintains of a variety of physical and logical systems
  • Collects and analyzes data to report on the health of systems
  • Responds to and assists in resolving incidents and emergencies
  • Timely completion of tasks assigned primarily through a ticketing system
  • Learn open and proprietary hardware and software systems
  • Stays current with industry standards and emerging technologies


  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in a computer science, engineering, physics or mathematics
  • Minimum two (2) years experience in a systems administration role
  • VFX/Gaming industry experience is a plus
  • Team player with ability to work individuality
  • Ability to deliver milestones/tasks under tight deadlines
  • Able to work independently and in a team
  • Able to work flexible hours
  • Works effectively under pressure
  • Learns quickly and independently
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Quickly and methodically troubleshoots and solves problems
  • Effectively manages time and resources
  • Effectively communicate technical ideas to non-technical people
  • Able to lift and move items up to 25 lbs


  • Windows, Mac OS X and Linux desktop and server systems
  • Local and networked storage systems
  • Networking theory and practice (e.g. TCP/IP, VLANs, link aggregation, routing)
  • Common network services/protocols (e.g. DNS, DHCP, SMTP, SMB, NFS)
  • Computing and Internet standards (e.g. RFC, ISO, IEEE)
  • Common office applications (e.g. Microsoft Office/Excel, E-mail Clients)
  • Modern computer hardware
  • Office equipment (e.g. printers, scanners)
  • Server rooms/data centers


  • Experience with and basic understanding of:
  • Storage clusters (e.g. NetApp, Isilon, Avere)
  • Intel, Cisco, Extreme and Juniper 1GbE and 10GbE networking equipment
  • Render farms or high performance, distributed computing and storage clusters
  • VoIP systems
  • PCoIP systems
  • DevOps systems and practices
We offer extended medical, disability and dental insurance.
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