Added by on 2015-06-13

Systems Administrator – Scanline VFX (Vancouver)

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Scanline VFX is hiring for a Systems Administrator

Current projects in production: Batman v Superman, The 5TH Wave, Ben-Hur, King Arthur, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Independence Day 2

Senior Systems Administrator:

The Senior Systems Administrator builds infrastructure solutions to Scanline VFX’s technology needs in a variety of areas, including: storage networking; physical networking; render farm management; name services; desktop support; and desktop build and software management.
Windows background is required, Linux is an added bonus

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

• Work with IT staff to address business and technical needs.
• Provide complexity and time estimates for completion of tasks.
• Design, build, deploy and maintain system infrastructure across multiple hardware and operating system platforms.
• Identify and resolve problems in the production system quickly and completely.
• Document the systems of the company and educate others in their use.

Education, Experience and Skills Required:

• Maintaining and extending a multiple thousand core and multiple hundred terabyte production environment
• Minimum 2-4 years in related role
• Experience administrating multiple operating systems, including Linux (Centos, Opensuse, Ubuntu), Windows (XP, Win7) and Mac OS
• Experience with NAS clusters like NetApp, Isilon, etc.
• Experience with one or more administrative scripting languages (Perl, Python, Bash, etc.)
• Familiarity with networking and distributed computing, including network file systems, routing and subnetting. Configuring switches, vlan configuration, and experience in extreme switches an extra plus.
• Fluency with common network protocols and their implementations and management: DNS, NFS, directory services, SSH/SSL and security protocols
• Experience with performance analysis and tuning of operating systems and networks
• Experience in asterisk phone system a plus
• Experience in OpenVPN a plus
• Experience in Linux firewalls (iptables) a plus
• Some knowledge of 2D & 3D graphics tools, (e.g. After Effects, 3ds Studio Max, Maya, etc.) a plus
• Strong scientific troubleshooting & debugging skills
• Flexibility in work hours. The Technology Team is committed to working at a sustainable pace, but occasional real crises do arise
• Outstanding organizational skills and the ability to multitask
• Ability to take direction positively, work well within a team and thrive under the pressure of tight deadlines

To apply for any of our open positions, please submit your info, cover letter, and resume with a link to your online website/portfolio through our jobs portal at:

We are unable to return materials, so please don’t submit originals.

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