Position: Principal Systems Engineer (UNIX)
Principal Systems Engineer
Sony Pictures Imageworks Canada seeks qualified candidates to join its Systems Engineering department as a Principal Systems Engineer. Systems Engineering is responsible for first- and second-level support of 1,000+ users in a dynamic, high-performance production environment.
The Principal Systems Engineer will report to the Senior Project Manager.
- Designs, develops and enhances the hardware and software configuration of the organization’s production and editing systems.
- Designs software applications and tools to meet technical and creative requirements.
- Enhances or develops new technologies / techniques taking into account total system needs.
- Deploys new system features or functionality without interruption to production schedules.
- May direct the technical efforts of a project team during development and deployment.
- Participates with management in evaluating systems and applications and in developing systems standards.
- Accountable for designing and delivering state of the art production and editing systems technologies to the organization that create competitive advantage.
- Implements activities that impact the critical directions of the production. Typically assigned to the most critical and strategic / complex / high risk undertakings.
Knowledge / Problem Solving
- Recognized internally and externally as an expert in the field.
- Addresses design issues in a one to three year horizon.
- Develops industry-leading functionality for production and editing systems.
- Typically uses C++ and UNIX programming and scripting languages.
Negotiations / Interactions
- Interacts with a wide range of audiences to “evangelize” new ideas / technologies / solutions to gain acceptance.
Assignment of Work
- Receives work in the form of objectives that regularly require the use of innovation.
- Guides and mentors a wide range of audiences.
- May lead teams / projects.
The successful candidate possesses:
- Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written, including the ability to effectively communicate in a wide variety of contexts.
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to perform as an individual and on a team.
- Proven leadership and technical skills within a sophisticated IT infrastructure organization.
- Extensive experience with heterogeneous operating systems and computing/networking environments: Linux, Windows XP, Mac OS X.
- Experience with advanced networking media, protocols and topologies.
- Experience with Helpdesk and Inventory software.
- Experience working in the CG feature animation and visual effects industry.
- Work is subject to committee review at major milestones.
- Operates within the context of strategic objectives.
- Typically has 15 or more years of progressively complex related experience.
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