Purpose of the job:
As a member of the Technology team, the Linux Administrator is responsible for ensuring the smooth
operation and stability of Linux-based servers and workstations, applications, and services in a
heterogeneous CentOS, Windows 7/10, and OSX environment. This position supports a 24/7 facility with
700+ workstations and servers and a large scale render farm accessing Netapp NAS storage across multiple
data centers in a WAN environment for a leading Visual Effects Studio.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:
● Create, update and deploy workstation, render node and server OS images
● Create and implement test plans and deployments for major OS version release upgrades
● Maintain and deploy operating system patches and updates
● Troubleshoot, and optimize Linux servers and installed software
● Monitor performance metrics, usage and scalability of servers and render nodes
● Validate patches, applications, and new software version releases against existing system images
● Create tools/scripts to automate common tasks within the infrastructure
● Document system installations, configurations, policies and procedures
● Act as escalation point for 1st tier help desk support team
● Maintain central logging and reporting servers
● Propose, design and implement solutions for security controls
● Perform upgrades and version management of 3rd party applications
● Manage Aspera transfer servers and services and perform upgrades and test new feature
● Manage and administer Confluence documentation system

Education and/or Experience Required:
● Bachelor of Science (4-year) degree in a technical major or equivalent experience required
● Must be an enthusiastic self starter who works well in a team environment
● Ability to multitask while managing and prioritizing multiple projects
● Excellent verbal and written communication skills required
● Ability to quickly assess complex problems and make critical decisions to resolve them
● Experience with Security Control Audit requirements, file system security, and ACLs
● Experience using LDAP integration with AD in a heterogeneous Windows/Linux environment
● Experience using any/all of Chef/Puppet/Ansible for workstation configuration management
● Familiarity installing and maintaining Postgres/Mysql
● Juniper and Brocade management experience
● Experience managing large scale render farms (thousands of nodes) including rapid image
deployments, monitoring, and HP ILO / IPMI management
● Experience managing and configuring workstations accessed via zero client technologies
● Experience with VMWARE ESXi Hypervisor and Docker deployments
● Familiarity with version control systems
● Python, PHP knowledge beneficial

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