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Mr. X Inc Recruiting Compositor, Digital Matte Painter, Senior Compositor, 3D Animator, Lighting Artist, Matchmover/Tracking Artist, Modeling/Texture Artist, Senior Lighting Artist, VFX Artist, VFX Coordinator, VFX Producer’s Assistant, FX Artist, Lighting Tools Technical Director, MoCap TD & Systems Administrator

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Compositor – NYC

Category: Compositor

Company: Mr. X FX
Location: Toronto (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Mr. X is looking for talented compositors to work on high-end feature film projects. Responsibilities include:

Working closely with Compositing Supervisor to determine best approach to solve compositing challenges and develop final look,
Performing tasks such as tracking, matte extraction, colour correction, paint fixes, roto and assembly of live action and 3D elements,
Producing a final overall look that far exceeds client expectations.

Qualifications:

Must have at least two years experience in compositing digital visual effects for feature film,
Must have thorough knowledge and ability to use the tools that produce Digital Composites such as NUKE, Shake, Combustion, Flame and Photoshop,
Must present a show reel highlighting candidate’s eye for colour, lighting, attention to detail and composition,
The candidate must have the ability to work autonomously and meet deadlines,
Strong communication skills are critical,
Candidate must be able to work within a team environment,
3D and/or on-set production experience is desirable.

All interested applicants should email their resumes to nycrecruiting@mrxfx.com with the subject reading “Compositor”. Please include the address of your web portfolio in your cover letter and/or resume or send a DVD of your demo reel to:

Attention: Recruiting/ Compositor
Mr. X Gotham
214 Sullivan Street
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10012

Demo materials will not be returned.
We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.
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Digital Matte Painter (DMP) – Toronto

Category: Matte Painter

Company: Mr. X FX
Location: Toronto (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

We are currently looking for a Digital Matte Painter.

Job Responsibilities:

Create photorealistic backgrounds and environments to match the overall look and feel of the film;
Combine skills in painting and 3D animation with knowledge of design, photography, and digital modeling to create two-dimensional and three-dimensional images for film;
Contribute to the visual and technical attributes of the production.

Requirements:

Skilled in painting photo-real images using photo reference to create the highest quality digital set extensions, skies, elements, and environments;
Strong traditional art skills including knowledge of color, lighting, perspective, and composition;
Advanced 2D skills in Photoshop and/or Mari with 3D experience, preferably in Maya;
Ability to complete work within the bid timeframe, while maintaining constant communication with production teams and other CG artists.

Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s degree in illustration, industrial design, or fine art preferred;
2.5D / 3D projecting experience is a plus;
Strong knowledge of photography is a bonus, especially in relation to lenses;
Demonstrable skills in Concept design desirable but not essential;
Vue and/or Modo experience would be an asset.

Please email your cover letter and resume to recruiting@mrxfx.com with the subject: Digital Matte Painter (DMP); please include the address of your web portfolio in your cover letter and/or resume, or send your demo reel to:

Attn: Recruiting/Digital Matte Painter
Mr X Inc.
35 McCaul Street, Suite 100
Toronto, Ontario
M5T 1V7

Thank you for your interest in Mr. X Inc. Please note that that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

No phone calls please.
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Senior Compositor – Toronto

Category: Compositor
Company: Mr. X FX
Location: Toronto (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Senior Compositor – Toronto Location

Job Description

Working closely with Visual Effects Supervisors, Producers and the Compositing Supervisor, the Senior Compositor will design, develop and produce large and/or small-scale digital composites for use in feature films and high-end television series,
Will determine best approach to solve compositing challenges and develop final overall look which meets client expectations,
Will perform tasks such as tracking, matte extraction, colour correction, paint fixes, roto, projection of elements and assembly of live action and 3D components

Qualifications:

Must have 5+ years experience in compositing digital visual effects for feature film,
Must have thorough knowledge and ability to use the tools that produce Digital Composites such as NUKE, Fusion, Flame and Photoshop,
Must present a show reel demonstrating the candidate’s eye for colour, lighting, attention to detail and composition,
The candidate must have the ability to work autonomously and meet deadlines,
Strong communication skills are critical,
Candidate must be able to work well within a team environment,
Stereo and/or on-set production experience is desirable.

All interested applicants should email their resumes to recruiting@mrxfx.com with the subject reading “Sr. Compositor”. Please include the address of your web portfolio in your cover letter and/or resume or send a DVD of your demo reel to:

Attention: Recruiting/ Sr. Compositor
Mr. X Inc.
35 McCaul Street, Suite 100
Toronto, ON
M5T 1V7

Demo materials will not be returned. No phone calls please.
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3D Animator – Toronto

Category: Animator
Company: Mr. X FX
Location: Toronto (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Mr. X Inc. is seeking an Animator for upcoming feature film projects.

Responsibilities include:

– Performing Animation tasks as required to achieve the highest quality visual effects, and creation of high standard animation in a variety of styles,
– Engaging at every stage of production including generating original concepts and designs, pre-visualization of complicated sequences and research and development,
– Producing 3D visual effects that far exceed client and audience expectations,
– Meeting production schedules and deadlines,

Qualifications:

– Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Maya and Photoshop
– Strong communication skills are critical. Candidate must be able to work within a team, taking direction and exercising attention to detail in a fast-paced production environment.
– A general understanding of film production/post production techniques
– Knowledge of compositing software packages such as Shake is desirable.
– 2 years experience required.

All interested applicants should email their resumes to recruiting@mrxfx.com with the subject reading “Tracker/Animator”. Please include the address of your web portfolio in your cover letter and/or resume or send a DVD of your demo reel to:

Attn: Recruiting/Matchmover
Mr X Inc.
35 McCaul Street, Suite 100
Toronto, Ontario
M5T 1V7
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Lighting Artist – NYC

Category: Lighting Artist
Company: Mr. X FX
Location: Toronto (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

We are currently looking for an experienced VFX Lighter.

Responsibilities include:

Responsible for final 3D scene assembly and rendering of elements required to complete visual effects shots,
Engaging at every stage of production including pre-visualization of complicated sequences and research and development,
Optimize and troubleshoot lighting and rendering problems in a fast paced environment,
Working closely with CG Supervisors to determine best approach to solve 3D challenges and develop final look,
Will work closely with compositors to finish selected shots so that computer generated elements are seamlessly integrated with live-action plates.

Qualifications:

Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Maya and Houdini as well as a general understanding of film production / post production techniques in a production environment,
Ability to problem solve and predict potential problems with assigned tasks,
Strong communication skills are critical. Candidate must be able to work within a team, taking direction and exercising attention to detail in a fast-paced production environment,
Experience with V-Ray and/or Mantra a plus,
Experience with Texture Painting or Look Development a plus,
Experience with compositing software, (Nuke) a plus,
Experience with 3D modeling/texturing a plus,
At least 3 years of experience Lighting for Feature Films.

All interested applicants should email their resumes to nycrecruiting@mrxfx.com with the subject reading “Lighting”. Please include the address of your web portfolio in your cover letter and/or resume or send a DVD of your demo reel to:

Attn: Recruiting/Lighting

Mr X Inc.
35 McCaul Street, Suite 100
Toronto, Ontario
M5T 1V7

Demo materials will not be returned.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.
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Matchmover/Tracking Artist – Toronto

Category: Matchmove
Company: Mr. X FX
Location: Toronto (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Mr. X Inc. is seeking a Senior/Intermediate Tracking Artist for upcoming feature film projects.

Responsibilities include:

3D Camera tracking – recreating the movement of a stereo live-action camera in 3D, set extensions – ensuring 3d objects placed in a 3D virtual environment are accurately tracked.
Using the measurements and pictures of the live-action set, camera information, distortion grids, and scaling reference of characters and objects to recreate a virtual set in 3D.
Matchmoving rigid and non-rigid objects on moving elements in the plate.
Removing lens distortion from the plates to aid in the solving of tracks.

Qualifications:

Expert knowledge of 3Dequalizer (knowledge of PFTrack a plus).
Thorough knowledge and experience with Maya.
On set production experience is desirable.
Previous stereoscopic film production experience a plus
Knowledge of a tracking software’s scripting language is desirable.
Meticulous attention to detail with a great eye for camera, blocking plus composition and must work well under pressure for potentially short turnaround deadines.
Able to take direction and feedback well from supervisor.
A minimum of two years of feature film experience required.

All interested applicants should email their resumes to recruiting@mrxfx.com with the subject reading “Matchmover / Tracking Artist”. Please include the address of your web portfolio in your cover letter and/or resume or send a DVD of your demo reel to:

Attn: Recruiting/Matchmover
Mr X Inc.
35 McCaul Street, Suite 100
Toronto, Ontario
M5T 1V7

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Modeling/Texture Artist – Toronto

Category: Texture Painter

Company: Mr. X FX
Location: Toronto (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

We are currently looking for a Modeling/Texture Artist.

Responsibilities:

3D Modeling and Texturing for feature films, using a wide range of reference material,
Work very closely with the shader writers, look development artists and the riggers to generate organic or rigid object models that are suitable for feature film work,
Creating textures for CG Assets
With guidance from CG Supervisors, helping to determine the best approach to solve 3D challenges and develop final look.

Qualifications:

Strong spatial awareness and a good sense of form, scale and proportion, and a keen eye for detail,
A full working knowledge of modeling in Maya is required,
Ability to deliver a model with clean topology and strong UV layout skills for texturing,
Ability to work with Z-brush and/or Mudbox
A full working knowledge of Photoshop basics
Mari Experience preferred
Knowledge of Houdini would be an advantage,
Knowledge of Linux would be an advantage,
3+ years of experience Modeling for Feature Films is required.
Comprehensive knowledge of lighting techniques is an advantage

All interested applicants should email their resumes to recruiting@mrxfx.com with the subject reading “Model/Texture Artist”. Please include the address of your web portfolio in your cover letter and/or resume or send a DVD of your demo reel to:

Attn: Recruiting- Model/Texture Artist
Mr X Inc.
35 McCaul Street, Suite 100
Toronto, Ontario
M5T 1V7

Please note: demo reels will not be returned. This is a contract position. We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.
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Senior Lighting Artist – Toronto

Category: Lighting Artist
Company: Mr. X FX
Location: Toronto (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

We are currently looking for a Senior Lighting Artist.

Responsibilities include:

Responsible for final 3D scene assembly and rendering of elements required to complete visual effects shots,
Engaging at every stage of production including pre-visualization of complicated sequences, look development, and research and development,
Optimize and troubleshoot lighting and rendering problems in a fast paced environment,
Working closely with CG Supervisors to determine best approach to solve 3D challenges and develop final look,
Will work closely with compositors to finish selected shots so that computer generated elements are seamlessly integrated with live-action plates.

Qualifications:

Expert-level experience with Maya and/or Houdini as well as a firm understanding of film production / post production techniques in a production environment,
Intermediate to advanced-level compositing experience (Nuke),
Scripting experience with MEL or Python strongly desired,
Ability to problem solve and predict potential problems with assigned tasks,
Ability to manage personal as well as team milestones and deadlines,
Strong communication skills,
Strong leadership skills,
Experience with V-Ray and/or Mantra a plus,
Experience with Texture Painting or Look Development a plus,
Experience with 3D modeling/texturing a plus,
At least 5 years of experience Lighting for Feature Films.

All interested applicants should email their resumes to recruiting@mrxfx.com with the subject reading “Senior Lighting Artist”. Please include the address of your web portfolio in your cover letter and/or resume or send a DVD of your demo reel to:

Attn: Recruiting/Lighting
Mr X Inc.
35 McCaul Street, Suite 100
Toronto, Ontario
M5T 1V7

Demo materials will not be returned.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.
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VFX Artist – Toronto

Category: FX Artist
Company: Mr. X FX
Location: Toronto (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

We are currently looking for VFX FX Artists.

The duties are a mix of CG and VFX shot work, development and maintenance of in-house software, and providing assistance to artists executing production tasks.

Responsibilities:

Working closely with VFX Supervisors to determine best approach to solve effects challenges and develop final look
Work with other TDs, art directors and designers to create believable effects
Accurately interpret concept art and design from the Art Department
Use and understand 3D lighting, effects and compositing tools, such as NUKE
Provide input regarding tools and interfaces to improve throughput
Producing a final overall look that far exceeds client expectations.

Qualifications:

3+ years feature film production experience working with Houdini – dynamics, particle systems
Knowledge of Linux
Experience with Real Flow and Fume FX a plus
Experience with Python and HScript a plus
Experience with Renderman or Mantra a plus
Ability to quickly master proprietary tools and development processes.
Ability to design, self-direct, and organize your work.
Strong communication skills.
Candidate must be able to work within a team, exercising attention to detail in a fast-paced production environment.
Strong demo reel/portfolio in realistic effects animation and lighting
Computer Animation, Art, Engineering or related field
Ability to perform visual and analytical problem-solving.

All interested applicants should email their resumes to recruiting@mrxfx.com with the subject reading “FX Artist”. Please include the address of your web portfolio in your resume and send your demo reel to:

Attention: Recruiting/FX artist

Mr. X Inc.
35 McCaul Street, Suite 100
Toronto, ON
M5T 1V7

Please note: If you have submitted your application with a link to an online demo reel, please also send a DVD version of the reel to our office at the above address.

Demo materials will not be returned. No phone calls please.
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VFX Coordinator- Toronto

Category: VFX Coordinator

Company: Mr. X FX
Location: Toronto (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Mr. X Inc. is looking for a highly motivated VFX Coordinator to work on high-end feature film projects.

Responsibilities:

Working as part of the film production team to implement practical VFX solutions.
Developing project plans and delivery schedules to ensure deadlines are met.
Coordinating animators, compositors and internal production staff to ensure efficient workflow
Working closely with editorial
Managing and logging incoming elements, footage, data, notes, etc.
Overseeing outputs and client deliveries
Maintaining project databases
Helping coordinate on set during visual effects shoots

Qualifications:

1+ years of professional experience as a visual effects or post production coordinator for Feature Films in VFX or Animation Studio is required,
Working knowledge of feature film production and post-production pipelines,
Excellent computer skills: MS Word, Excel, Microsoft Access, MS Project,
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills are essential,
Candidate is highly organized, detail-oriented, and enjoys working in a fast-paced creative team environment.
Please email your cover letter and resume to:

Address: recruiting@mrxfx.com
Subject: VFX Coordinator

No phone calls please. We will contact promising candidates. Thank you for your interest in Mr. X.
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VFX Producer’s Assistant – Toronto

Category: Assistant
Company: Mr. X FX
Location: Toronto (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Mr. X is looking for a highly motivated Assistant to the VFX Producer

Responsibilities:
· Providing administrative support and working closely on all tasks as delegated by the
VFX Producer;
· Reading incoming scripts, creating summaries and breakdowns of the VFX work;
· Administrative support for VFX bids and pitches;
· Maintaining current show paperwork and updating VFX shot databases & budgets based
on latest information;
· Attending project meetings, taking notes and providing updates and information as
necessary;
· Drafting letters, making phone calls, and assisting with general production duties;
· Gathering materials for pitching new work and promoting current projects, working closely
with editorial and Mr.X production teams;
· Researching stock footage, movie reference, and other elements required for visual
effects work;
· Other duties as defined by the Producer, which may fall outside of typical assistant task,
such as general personal tasks (client services, lunch and coffee runs).

Skills Required:

· A passion for film – a keen interest in the business of filmmaking and in gaining further
experience;
· Exceptional customer service skills;
· Strong attention to detail, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, willingness and
ability to learn new skills & technologies;
· Time-management skills, the ability to prioritize workload combined with a sense of
urgency, work well under pressure and meet multiple critical deadlines daily;
· Must have strong planning and organizational skills; be confident and enthusiastic when
communicating in person and/or over the phone; and enjoys working in a fast-paced
creative team environment;
· Must have exceptional communication skills (both written and verbal), as well as active
listening skills
· A pro-active nature with a strong display of “Can do”, and “No job is too small or too big”
attitude;
· Technical proficiency in Windows operating system

Qualifications:

· Post-secondary diploma/degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience;
· Previous experience in administrative role providing support at Sr. Management required;
· Industry experience as Producer’s Assistant desired, but not required;
· Excellent computer skills: Windows, MS Word, Microsoft Excel
· Experience with computer graphics and/or editing software is a definite plus

Please email your cover letter and resume to recruiting@mrxfx.com with the subject:
Producer’s Assistant

Thank you for your interest in Mr. X Inc. Please note that that only those candidates selected for
an interview will be contacted.

No phone calls please.
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FX Artist – NYC

Category: FX Artist

Company: Mr. X FX
Location: Toronto (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Responsibilities:

Work closely with VFX Supervisors and Leads to determine best approach to solve effects challenges and develop final look in shot development
Work with other TDs, art directors and designers to create photo-real effects and physically accurate simulations
Accurately interpret concept art and design from the Art Department
Use and understand 3D / 2D applications such as Houdini, Maya, and Nuke
Provide input regarding tools and interfaces to improve throughput
Producing a final overall look that far exceeds client expectations.

Qualifications:

Feature film production experience working with Houdini and/or Maya
Experience with RealFlow, FumeFX, and Naiad a plus
Experience lighting and rendering with Mantra, Renderman, and V-Ray a plus
Ability to script in Python and Hscript. C++ and HDK and plus
Ability to quickly master proprietary effects tools and pipeline tools
Ability to design, self-direct, and organize your work
Strong communication skills and must be able to work well within a team
Exercise a high level of focus and skill in a fast-paced production environment
Ability to perform visual and analytical problem-solving
Strong demo reel and/or portfolio in realistic effects animation, lighting, arts or engineering.

Please submit your resume and link to your online demo reel to nycrecruiting@mrxfx.com.
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Lighting Tools Technical Director – Toronto

Category: Technical Director
Company: Mr. X FX
Location: Toronto (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Responsibilities include:

Developing tools and techniques to facilitate lighting & rendering of large-scale environments and natural phenomena,
Optimizing and troubleshooting lighting and rendering problems in a fast paced environment,
Working closely with CG Supervisors to determine best approaches to solve 3D challenges and develop final look,
Engaging at every stage of production including pre-visualization of complicated sequences and research and development,
Serving as a bridge between technical and artistic roles during production

Qualifications:

Experience developing lighting-related pipeline tools
Python and/or C++ programming experience
Demonstrated knowledge in any of Maya API (Python or C++), PyMEL, Houdini Python Object Model (HOM), Houdini HDK, PyQt
Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Maya and Houdini as well as a general understanding of film production / post production techniques in a production environment,
Ability to problem solve and predict potential problems with assigned tasks,
Strong communication skills are critical. Candidate must be able to work within a team, taking direction and exercising attention to detail in a fast-paced production environment,
Experience with Mantra, V-Ray or other physically-based rendering packages highly desirable,
Experience with 3D modeling/texturing a plus,
At least 3 years of experience developing tools for Feature Films.

All interested applicants should email their resumes to recruiting@mrxfx.com with the subject reading “Lighting Tools Technical Director”. Please include the address of your web portfolio in your cover letter and/or resume or send a DVD of your demo reel to:

Attn: Recruiting/Lighting Technical Director
Mr X Inc.
35 McCaul Street, Suite 100
Toronto, Ontario
M5T 1V7
Demo materials will not be returned.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.
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MoCap TD – Toronto

Category: Other

Company: Mr. X FX
Location: Toronto (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

MoCap TD

Specializing in feature film visual effects and animation for international and local producers, Toronto based digital studio, Mr. X Inc. is comprised of a unique and gifted team of artists, filmmakers and programmers devoted to the art, craft and technology of visual story-telling.

Responsibilities:

Clean up and retarget motion capture data, removing jitter and adding key-frame animation while retaining the original essence of the movement
Ability to address notes quickly and work with the supervisors to deliver shots within the allocated time
Troubleshoot and problem solve related issues and foresee issues with shots or mocap data and proactively communicate with supervisors and production management.
Excellent time management and organizational skills, accountable for shot quota.
Understanding of physics and biped motion exhibit correct organic motion, weight and timing
Responsible for writing tools when needed, comfortable developing tools for Windows & Linux

Requirements:

At least 3 years of proven Motion Capture Post-Production experience from acquisition through to delivery using Motion Builder and Maya.
Expert in all of Motion Builder’s tools, including data cleaning, characterization , retargeting and using optical data.
Working knowledge of current CG practices.
Extensive knowledge of Python
Good knowledge of Unix/Linux.
Must be detail oriented, organized, have good communication skills, and be able to independently handle a variety of tasks in an efficient manner.
Adaptable and flexible, with the ability to work independently or as part of a team.

All interested applicants should email their resumes to recruiting@mrxfx.com with the subject reading “MoCap Specialist”.
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Systems Administrator – Toronto and NYC

Category: Administrator

Company: Mr. X FX
Location: Toronto (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Job Responsibilities:

Administration and support of Linux (CentOS primarily), Windows (Windows 7 and Server 2003/2008) and Macintosh desktop computers, involving both hardware and software troubleshooting
Design, specify and deploy servers and storage systems,
Familiarity with supporting a large network infrastructure, using various switches and routers,
Ensure reliable operation of critical IT systems,
Provide support to the users, troubleshooting issues as they come up on a day to day basis
Document IT processes,
Collaborate with other members of the technical department supporting the production of feature films,
Offer input into existing technologies and always work towards making a more robust technical infrastructure.

Required Skills:

2 or more years of experience as a systems administrator in a heterogeneous environment,
VFX/Multimedia industry experience required,
Experience supporting 2D (Nuke primarily) and 3D (Maya and Houdini primarily) applications,
Strong familiarity with BlueArc, or Isilon, or both
Strong interpersonal and communication skills, capable of training users in complex topics and interacting positively with users,
License management, understanding FlexLM, Sesi, and RLM licensing models
Independent problem-solving, self-directed personality,
Strong experience in Linux system administration, troubleshooting, and management, and being able to use available tools to diagnose and solve problems
Strong understanding of the following networking protocols and services: DHCP, DNS, NFS, CIFS/Samba
Able to read and write Python, Bash, C Shell, or combination of both
Previous use of Nagios, Cacti and Ganglia
Experience with Autodesk Flame
Experience with Windows Active Directory

All interested applicants should email their resumes to recruiting@mrxfx.com (Toronto) and/or nycrecruiting@mrxfx.com (NYC) with the subject reading “Systems Administrator”.
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