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Method Studios Recruiting Linux Systems Administrator

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Linux Systems Administrator

Category: Administrator
Company: Method Studios Vancouver
Location: Vancouver (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

The primary focus of the Linux Systems Administrator 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 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 visual effects facility.

Responsibilities and Duties

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 network management processes
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 key 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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