Senior Systems Administrator

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  02 February 2018
Senior Systems Administrator


Scanline VFX Vancouver offers a leading edge creative, collaborative team environment working with brilliant talent from around the globe. Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, BC the studio is steps from transit, the best in the city's trendy Yaletown dining and Robson high street shopping. On site amenities include a lounge/nightclub with big screen projector tv, pool table and foosball tables, over-sized patios and rooftop deck kitchen & BBQ areas, secure bicycle storage, massage chairs, showers and lockers. Experience fun team events, parties, sporting activities, local business discounts and much more.
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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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