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The Senior Systems Administrator reports to the Head of IT. This role involves maintaining existing and implementing new systems to support our onsite and remote studios and machine co-locations. Their key function is to support diverse multi-platform network and infrastructure comprised of high performance network storage and a large rendering/compute farm with hundreds of users at multiple locations.

Maintains current systems and implement new systems
Mentors and trains team members
Performs research and development for technical strategy and future systems; define and advocate software solutions and options using SWOT metrics
Provides Tier 3 level escalation support for difficult to solve incidents
Collaborates with IT and pipeline team to resolve cross-department technical problems and diagnose root causes of incidents
Guides and project manages the implementation of infrastructure-as-code, continuous integration and dev-ops methodologies in IT team

Minimum five (5) years of Linux and Windows experience (required)
Minimum three (3) years of experience with scripting languages (e.g. Python, bash, Powershell) (required)
Experience using configuration management tools such as Puppet, Salt or Ansible (required)
Experience in using development tools such as git, JIRA, Confluence (required)
Experience managing large multi-platform environments – ideally mixed Windows/Linux/Mac OS environments (preferred)
Proficiency with network design and protocols such as DNS, DHCP, VLANs, routing protocols, firewalls (preferred)
Experience managing high performance network attached storage environments (preferred)
Excellent organizational and time management skills
Strong attention to detail
Ability to lead and give direction to others as well as taking direction from management
Resourceful and proactive in gathering information, making a decision and taking action
Able to manage own workload and balance conflicting priorities
Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment including remote members of the team

We offer extended medical, disability and dental insurance.

Please only apply once. We keep your application details on file for both current and future job opportunities. If you are applying to more than one position, use the same email address on all applications. Only re-apply if your details have recently changed.

Please apply directly on our career page. We will not consider applications submitted through this site.

About Scanline VFX

Scanline VFX offers a leading edge creative, collaborative team environment working with brilliant talent from around the globe. Be part of an award-winning studio where you will be challenged to do the best work of your career.