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Senior System Administrator – Trixter Film, Munich and Berlin

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Trixter Film is currently looking for a Senior System Administrator to start as soon as possible. Long-term contract.

Location: Berlin and Munich offices.


System Administrators ensure the ongoing smooth running of our production systems with a view to developing the systems for the future. This role would occasionally require providing support outside of core week-day hours and on weekends to support production deadlines.


– Implement the primary direction, and strategic road-map for IT systems (including networks, servers, infrastructure services, storage)
– Advise and support implementation of workstations, servers as well as large technical projects.
– Maintain and support network infrastructure (monitoring, benchmarking, etc.)
– Installing and supporting 3rd party software packages as well as managing license accounting
– Support the hardware and software acquisition process
– Setup, maintain and enhance already existing services and well as new ones
– Assist artist pool with their daily system related requirements
– Liaise with parent site in Munich ensuring technological parity with the system administration team

Essential Skills:

– Leadership/ Management skills
– Good analytical, organization and communication skills and a strong ability to influence across all levels of the business
– Ability to solve problems as they arise and remain calm in a fast-paced and highly pressurized environment.
– Ability to manage conflicting demands and demonstrate flexibility
– Ability to quickly understand the needs of the business and respond accordingly
– Ability to quickly understand the output of a Company in order to affect decision-making
– German speaker as a plus.

Technical skills

– Strong Academic background in a Computer Science degree (or similar)
– Substantial Linux system administration experience using Red Hat and/or Fedora, Solaris and BSD type operating systems as well as Windows and OSX
– A thorough knowledge of storage and networking concepts and techniques, layer2/3 switches and configuration
– An understanding of technologies such as relational databases, NFS, SAN, File Systems (especially ZFS) and virtualization
– A knowledge of scripting languages such as Shell/Bash, Python, PERL
– Knowledge or experience of the specialized systems utilized in the VFX industry would be beneficial

This opening is only open to people with an EU citizenship or with an existing German Visa.
To apply, please send us your CV and cover letter to
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