Contract: 1 year full-time contract starting September, 2015
Salary: $70,000 – $81,000


Well known for our work on Neill Blomkamp’s District 9, Image Engine has gone on to create numerous incredible creatures, epic environments and extraordinary digital effects for a broad range of feature films! We are led by a team of creative and passionate individuals who are committed to furthering the art of visual storytelling, and helping our exceptionally talented crew to push the boundaries of artistic and technical achievement at our studio.


  • Working with other System Administrators with the installation, configuration, administration and maintenance of IE’s tech infrastructure; authentication, messaging, DCHP/DNS, Deployment Systems (Cobbler/Ansible)
  • Maintain and manage the CommVault/Quantum based backup systems
  • Maintain and manage the network infrastructure; Switches & Firewalls
  • Maintain Renderfarm machines onsite & offsite
  • Administration and maintenance of our NAS & Caching Infrastructure Preparation and maintenance of infrastructure documentation on all systems, procedures and solutions to issues
  • Maintain and manage IE’s wide array of open source monitoring tools: OCS, Ganglia, Cacti, Syslog and Zabbix
  • Recommend and Evaluate open source and off the shelf software solutions
  • Troubleshooting and resolving issues with production and administration applications (including: Maya, Nuke, 3delight,Houdini)
  • Provide input into potential improvements in efficiency, reliability and performance of VFX pipeline
  • Assist & mentor the desktop support team


  • Must have solid knowledge of and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in Linux/Unix administration. Linux Certification preferred (RHCE or equivalent)
  • Experience in installation and configuration servers in a Linux/Unix environment
  • Good knowledge of and experience (2-3 years) in Windows (Windows 7,Windows Server 2008, Active Directory) and Mac OSX (Snow Leopard, Leopard)
  • Experience working with NAS and SAN storage systems
  • Basic Unix/ Linux/ Python scripting experience
  • 3- 4 years VFX pipeline experience including:
  • An understanding of film imagery, formats of image files and codecs
  • Experience with Renderfarm and farm management (ie. Qube, Tractor)
  • Experience supporting and troubleshooting VFX software packages (Maya, 3Delight, Nuke etc.)
  • Experience with high-end/ high capacity storage systems
  • Experience with license servers (FlexLM, RLM)
  • Experience with imaging service (Cobbler)
  • Experience with maintaining production tracking systems (Shotgun)
  • Experience with installing software packages centrally

E-mail your resume and a link to a reel and breakdown to jobs@image-engine.com. The subject should read “System Administrator – your name”. Please include your availability.

Image Engine Design Inc. | 15 West 5th Avenue | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada | V5Y 1H4 | Tel. (604) 874-5634 Fax. (604) 708-8433

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