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Systems Administrator – LA [Junior-Mid]

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Company Summary

Celebrating Over 25 Years In The Industry, Scanline Vfx Specializes In Creating Complex Visual Effects For High End, Block Buster Feature Films With Studios Worldwide: Vancouver, Los Angeles, Munich, And Stuttgart. Founded In Germany, The Company Expanded To Los Angeles In 2007 And Opened The Largest Studio In Beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia In 2011. In 2015 It Won The Emmy For Outstanding Visual Effects For Their Work On Game Of Thrones. Scanline Vfx Has Received Multiple Academy Award Nominations For Best Achievement In Visual Effects: 2014 For Iron Man 3 And In 2010 For Its Work On Director Clint Eastwoods Hereafter. We Are Also Well Known For Our Proprietary, In-house Fluid Effects Software Flowline, For Which It Received A 2008 Scientific And Technical Achievement Academy Award.


The Junior Systems Administrator Assists In Supporting All Technical Operations Of Our Vancouver And Los Angeles Studio Locations. Day-to-day Tasks Include Basic Help Desk Support Via A Ticketing System Supporting 350+ Users, Quickly And Effectively Responding To Alerts And Emergencies As Well As The General Preparation And Maintenance Of Critical And Periphery Infrastructure. Junior Systems Administrators Are Also Expected To Continually Learn And Grow With The Team


Provide Organization-wide Help Desk And Server Support
Assist In Addressing Business And Technical Needs
Work Independently And In Teams On Administrative And Technical Projects
Provision And Maintain Employee Equipment
Monitoring And Maintenance Of A Variety Of Physical And Logical Systems
Collect And Analyze Data To Report On The Health Of Systems
Respond To And Assist In Resolving Incidents And Emergencies
Timely Completion Of Tasks Assigned Primarily Through A Ticketing System
Learn Open And Proprietary Hardware And Software Systems
Stay Current With Industry Standards And Emerging Technologies


A Bachelor’s Degree Or Higher In A Computer Science, Engineering, Physics Or Mathematics;
2+ Years Experience In A Systems Administration Role
Visual Effects Industry, Gaming Industry, Software Entertainment Industry (Preferred)
Team Player With Ability To Work Individuality.
Ability To Deliver Milestones/tasks Under Tight Deadlines.

Required Skills

Fundamental Understanding Of, And Experience Using And Supporting:
Windows, Mac Os X And Linux Desktop And Server Systems.
Local And Networked Storage Systems
Networking Theory And Practice (E.g. Tcp/ip, Vlans, Link Aggregation, Routing)
Common Network Services/protocols (E.g. Dns, Dhcp, Smtp, Smb, Nfs)
Computing And Internet Standards (E.g. Rfc, Iso, Ieee)
Common Office Applications (E.g. Microsoft Office/excel, E-mail Clients)
Modern Computer Hardware
Office Equipment (E.g. Printers, Scanners)
Server Rooms/data Centers

Ability To:

Work Independently And In A Team
Work Flexible Hours
Work Effectively Under Pressure
Learn Quickly And Independently
Be Highly Organized
Quickly And Methodically Troubleshoot And Solve Problems
Effectively Communicate Technical Ideas To “non-technical” People
Effectively Manage Time (Especially One’s Own) And Resources

Preferred Skills

Experience With And Basic Understanding Of:

Storage Clusters (E.g. Netapp, Isilon, Avere)
Intel, Cisco, Extreme And Juniper 1gbe And 10gbe Networking Equipment
Render Farms Or High Performance, Distributed Computing And Storage Clusters
Voip Systems
Pcoip Systems
Devops Systems And Practices

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