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The Senior Systems Administrator reports to the Head of IT for our Vancouver and Los Angeles studio locations. This role involves maintaining existing and implementing new systems to support to the onsite and remote studio and machine co-locations. Responsibilities include third-level support escalation, as well as mentoring and leading the Tier 1+2 team members. As Senior Systems Administrator, expect to work with all studio levels/departments in a fast paced environment. The Senior Systems Administrator’s key function is to support diverse multi-platform network and infrastructure comprised of; high performance network storage, a large rendering/compute farm with hundreds of users at multiple locations.


Maintain current systems and implement new systems
Mentoring and training team members
Perform research and development for technical strategy and future systems; define and advocate software solutions and options using SWOT metrics
Provide Tier 3 level escalation support for difficult to solve incidents
Collaborate with IT and pipeline team to resolve cross-department technical problems and diagnose root causes of incidents
Guide and project manage the implementation of infrastructure-as-code, continuous integration and dev-ops methodologies in IT team

5+ years Linux experience (required)
5+ years Windows experience (required)
3+ years’ 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

+Extended Medical
+Disability Insurance
+Dental Insurance

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About Scanline VFX


Celebrating over 25 years in the industry, Scanline VFX specializes in creating complex visual effects for high end, block buster feature films with studios worldwide: Vancouver, Los Angeles, Munich, and Stuttgart.    Founded in Germany, the company expanded to Los Angeles in 2007 and opened the largest studio in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia in 2011.  In 2015 it won the Emmy for Outstanding Visual Effects for their work on Game of Thrones.  Scanline VFX has received multiple Academy Award Nominations for Best Achievement in Visual Effects: 2014 for Iron Man 3 and in 2010 for its work on director Clint Eastwoods Hereafter.  We are also well known for our proprietary, in-house fluid effects software Flowline, for which it received a 2008 Scientific and Technical Achievement Academy Award.