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Mr. X Inc Recruiting Systems Administrator & Senior Character/Creature Artist

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Systems Administrator

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. We invite you to visit our website at www.mrxfx.com.
Mr. X is looking for a highly motivated Systems Administrator.

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 with the subject reading “Systems Administrator”.

No phone calls please.
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Senior Character/Creature Artist

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. We invite you to visit our website at www.mrxfx.com.
Mr. X is looking for a Character/Creature Artist to work on upcoming high-end feature film and television projects.

Responsibilities:

Perform tasks such as 3D modeling, texturing and lookdev using reference material as it pertains to character development.
Work closely with the animators and riggers to develop a characters look.
Engage at every stage of production including generating original concepts and designs, pre-visualization of complicated sequences and research and development.
Working closely with CG Supervisors to determine best approach to solve technical challenges and develop final look.

Qualifications:

A strong understanding of artistic anatomy and form, both human and creature.
An understanding, and knowledge of, tool sets available for digital character creation. ie: Cloth Systems, Muscle Systems, Hair Systems, Subsurface Shading, FACT Blendshapes, etc.
Strong artistic aptitude with a discipline in hyperrealism as opposed to perceptual representationalism.
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.
Ability to work with 3D scan data.
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 with the subject reading “Character/Creature Artist” to recruiting@mrxfx.com

No phone calls please.
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