Systems Administrator

Systems Administrator

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Type: Full Time

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Scanline VFX is an award-winning visual effects studio, with locations in Vancouver, Montreal, Los Angeles, London, Seoul, Munich, and Stuttgart. Attracting talent from around the world, recent work includes Free Guy, Black Widow, The Suicide Squad, The Nevers, Shadow and Bone, Lisey’s Story, and Reminiscence
Currently in production are a number of exciting projects including Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Eternals, The Batman, Moonfall, Stranger Things Season 4, and many more announcements coming soon.
Come and join an innovative and collaborative team and be challenged to do the best work of your career alongside some of the best talent from around the globe.
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 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 computer science, engineering, physics, and/or mathematics
    • Minimum two (2) years experience in a systems administration role
    • VFX/Gaming industry experience is a plus
    • Team player with the ability to work individuality
    • Ability to deliver milestones/tasks under tight deadlines
    • Able to work flexible hours
    • Works effectively under pressure
    • Learns quickly and independently
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Quickly and methodically troubleshoots and solves problems
    • 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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