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Laika Recruiting Desktop System Administrator

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Desktop System Administrator

Category: Administrator
Company: Laika
Location: Hillsboro (United States)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

General Summary

This is not your ordinary Desktop System Administrator role. We’re looking for a Linux and MacOS X guru to provide critical IT support for all phases of production, working closely with VFX animators, producers, artists and administrative staff. Passionate creatives. You’ll solve production problems and increase efficiency with your Linux and MacOS expertise. Regardless of where you are working, we are interested if you have experience performing the essential job functions and meet the requirements for this hard-to-fill role.

Essential Job Functions

Deployment and support of desktop computers, peripherals and applications.
Operation of help desk software/queue management system.
Organize and track technology assets for production deployments.
Full scale user management including new hires/transitions.
Provide the highest level of technology support for the production process.
Effectively communicate policies to end users.


Bachelor’s degree in relevant area of study or equivalent combination of education and experience.
3+ years experience supporting Linux, and MacOS X desktops.
3+ years experience supporting common productivity applications.
Prior experience working with Active Directory or LDAP infrastructure.
Solid understanding of TCP/IP and common network protocols.
Experience with automation tools such as imaging, configuration management, etc.
Thorough understanding of PC and Mac hardware.
Excellent troubleshooting skills as well as escalation management.
Experience with Microsoft Windows a plus.
Experience with shell scripting and/or Ruby a plus.
Experience supporting Maya, Nuke, Houdini, and/or Renderman Studio a plus.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

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