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Sony Imageworks Vancouver Hiring: Systems Engineer 

Sony Pictures Imageworks Canada, an industry leading Visual Effects and Animation studio located in Vancouver, is seeking a Systems Engineer. The job demands astute and critical thinking coupled with Linux systems engineering to develop solutions for a unique industry combining high performance computing with digital artistry and storytelling. You will participate in projects utilizing new technologies in the areas of large-scale systems administration and engineering including building, configuring, installing, deploying and supporting workstations, servers and large scale storage systems. We are building a high performance global digital workflow for visual effects and animation production and this is a great opportunity to work on technically challenging projects in a very creative work environment comprised of talented engineers and artists. 

Primary responsibilities for this position include:

  • Build and deploy hardware and software systems as necessary
  • Administration of servers, network routers/firewalls and NAS storage systems
  • Imaging of Linux desktop systems and servers
  • Configuration management
  • Troubleshooting of PCoIP portals and connected workstations
  • Provide 2nd tier helpdesk support
  • Linux systems administration
  • Scripting and light programming
  • Participation in a range of infrastructure related projects
  • Troubleshooting of issues often found in large-scale networked Unix environments
  • On-call 24×7 technical support 

Required Skills:

Candidate must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills with a technical background in systems administration and engineering, preferably with a focus on Linux operating systems, NAS storage systems and server virtualization technologies. Project requirements are often dynamic and extremely fast paced and the ideal candidate is someone who can easily step out of their comfort zone and handle tasks beyond the scope of their expertise and responsibility. Versatility, resourcefulness, and adaptability are key characteristics to possess for this job. 

Required Experience:

  • College degree or equivalent post-high school education or experience.
  • Computer Science background preferred but not required
  • Prior production experience a plus 

To apply please send a resume to:
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