Systems Administrator

Systems Administrator

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Type: Full Time

Atomic Fiction is looking for a talented Systems Administrator! Applicants should have a passion for systems engineering and systems architecture, and enjoy figuring out how and why things work. Server uptime and artist efficiency / happiness are defining goals in this role. Reporting to the Director, Systems, The Systems Administrator day-to-day responsibilities include monitoring helpdesk to support and maintain our workstations, network infrastructure and file servers. Of course, you’ll also be instrumental in planning the future expansion of the studio.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Act as a main point of contact to offer technical support to all employees in our three offices (Montreal, Oakland, Los Angeles)
  • Troubleshoot technical issue and determine priorities
  • Support and maintain our workstations, network infrastructure and file servers
  • Recommend innovative approach to optimize systems hardware and software and related infrastructure
  • Ensure network security and maintain firewalls
  • Help setting up accounts and systems for new hires, if needed

Qualifications Include:

  • 2 to 5 years’ of experience in a systems administration role, specifically with helpdesk experience
  • Comfortable in Mac Os and Linux
  • Good knowledge of network protocols and switching
  • Comfortable with firewalls and network security
  • Advanced level in networking and computer hardware
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Act as a team player and enjoys working with and helping others
  • High level of autonomy and initiative
  • Good prioritization skills
  • Passionate about working in a startup environment at the intersection of art and technology

Nice to Have:

  • Experience in Visual FX.
  • Experience with modern configuration management systems (Puppet, Chef, Ansible)
  • Familiar with systems/network monitoring and metrics collection (collectd, influxdb, graphana, sensu)
  • Working knowledge of scripting languages such as BASH and Python
  • Comfortable with cloud services such as Amazon Web Services and Google Compute Engine.

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