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The primary focus of the Senior Systems Engineer role is in systems architecture and infrastructure engineering. The candidate will require expertise in systems administration and architecture along with foundational programming ability. Candidate will work to implement and improve the existing in-house infrastructure, as well as integrate and maintain various third-party systems and products. Candidates will contribute to the design of future architecture in addition to evaluating and integrating third-party solutions for hardware, software, and workflow for maintenance of operations across a multi-site world-class post and visual effects facility.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Systems installation, configuration and operation
  • Core network service (LDAP, DNS, Firewall, etc.) installation and administration:
  • Hardware integration and deployment
  • Software installation
  • Configuration management (Puppet)
  • Networking
  • Incident response and management
  • Security
  • Setup and installation of Linux and open-source extension packages
  • Develop internal systems tools and utilities for operating, monitoring, and reporting on studio infrastructure availability and utilization
  • Develop and maintain high-level digital security standards required in a post-production environment
  • Develop and maintain written operational procedures for routine processes
  • Extensive experience with large NAS storage solutions greater than 1 petabyte.
  • Extensive experience with tape backup solutions including tape libraries
  • Administer servers and network services: LDAP, NIS, AD, DNS, DHCP, NFS
  • Administer network switches, network storage and associated tape backup system, Virtual Server Infrastructure, Databases, User accounts, Email technologies, Firewall, Internet and Digital Security, User support and troubleshooting
  • Analyze and tune systems for performance, throughput, resource utilization, high availability, and scalability
  • Evaluate system components, software, networking infrastructure and hardware peripherals for reliability, performance, scalability and security
  • Research in order to maintain a working knowledge of relevant hardware and software applications, including emerging technologies
  • Evaluate business requirements and make recommendations on systems design and hardware purchases to fulfill business needs


  • Bachelors in Computer Science, Information Systems or comparable professional experience
  • Minimum 4-years’ experience in a professional systems engineering environment
  • Advanced knowledge of Linux server and desktop environments
  • Solid knowledge of OSX and Windows platforms
  • Programming experience with at least one of Python, Bash, C/C++, Java or similar
  • Experience building and operating high availability and high scalability computing systems
  • Experience with VMware or OpenStack virtual infrastructures
  • Knowledge of SQL databases: MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB
  • Ability and desire to learn new technologies as required
  • Ability to solve problems unsupervised and recommend proactive technical solutions
  • Positive can-do attitude combined with the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Excellent communication and organizational skill with strong attention to detail
  • Optional Skills that would be a plus:
  • Experience working in Film, TV, and/or post-production industry
  • Experience in the installation, configuration, and troubleshooting of software packages including: Maya, Houdini, Nuke, Massive, RenderMan, Vray, Mental Ray, Mari, SynthEyes, PFTrack, Silhouette, Flame, Flare, Smoke, RV, and Hiero
  • Experience related to disaster recovery, business continuity, backup systems, tape libraries, SAN, and NAS knowledge

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About Method Studios

Method Studios is an award-winning international visual effects group with facilities in Los Angeles, Vancouver, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, London, Sydney and Melbourne. As an artist-driven company known for its creativity, we service high-end feature film, commercial, television, games and motion graphics clients in the global marketplace.