Systems Admin [Sr]

Systems Admin [Sr]

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The Senior Systems Administrator reports to the Head of IT. This role involves maintaining existing and implementing new systems to support our onsite and remote studios and machine co-locations. Their key function is to support diverse multi-platform network and infrastructure comprised of high performance network storage and a large rendering/compute farm with hundreds of users at multiple locations.


  • Maintains current systems and implement new systems
  • Mentors and trains team members
  • Performs research and development for technical strategy and future systems; define and advocate software solutions and options using SWOT metrics
  • Provides Tier 3 level escalation support for difficult to solve incidents
  • Collaborates with IT and pipeline team to resolve cross-department technical problems and diagnose root causes of incidents
  • Guides and project manages the implementation of infrastructure-as-code, continuous integration and dev-ops methodologies in IT team


  • Minimum five (5) years of Linux and Windows experience (required)
  • Minimum three (3) years of experience with scripting languages (e.g. Python, bash, Powershell) (required)
  • Experience using configuration management tools such as Puppet, Salt or Ansible (required)
  • Experience in using development tools such as git, JIRA, Confluence (required)
  • Experience managing large multi-platform environments – ideally mixed Windows/Linux/Mac OS environments (preferred)
  • Proficiency with network design and protocols such as DNS, DHCP, VLANs, routing protocols, firewalls (preferred)
  • Experience managing high performance network attached storage environments (preferred)
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to lead and give direction to others as well as taking direction from management
  • Resourceful and proactive in gathering information, making a decision and taking action
  • Able to manage own workload and balance conflicting priorities
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment including remote members of the team
We offer extended medical, disability and dental insurance.
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