Senior System Administrator
Rocket Science VFX
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
6d ago

The Senior System Administrator will ensure to deploy, monitor and maintain the production computer systems for the studio and provide technical support for the users in a mixed Windows / Mac / Linux environment.

Job Description :

  • Installing, configuring and testing computer hardware and operating systems;
  • Ensuring systems are operating to meet the needs of the studio while ensuring there are no issues to cause any major project delay;
  • Determining and troubleshooting issues with production and administration applications including but not limited to Maya, Nuke, Houdini, and VR Ray
  • Monitoring and maintaining client computer systems including hardware troubleshooting, maintenance, upgrades and repairs;
  • Deployment and maintenance of production applications and support of production workflows;
  • supporting multi-platform network and infrastructure consisting of a significant rendering / computer farm with many users and high performance network storage
  • Leading and Supporting system roll-out of new applications and updates;
  • Maintaining and supporting back-ups of key computer systems
  • Following procedural documentation and accurately reporting on work completed.
  • Maintaining and validating technical and process documentation and providing required reporting and feedback;
  • Maintaining user accounts and profiles (on and off-staff requests), processing and documenting all changes;
  • Prioritizing and managing many open cases at one time;
  • Researching, testing and evaluating new technology or business processes.
  • Administering servers and network services AD, DNS, DHCP, SMB, NFS;
  • Requirements :

  • Minimum 4 years' experience in an IT Support role
  • 5 + years of working closely with Windows / Mac / Linux platforms
  • Experience in the installation, configuration and troubleshooting of relevant software packages including Maya, Houdini, Nuke, VR Ray, and other industry-specific software is desirable
  • Strong knowledge of PC hardware with a focus on visual / media systems
  • Experience working in TV or post-production is desirable;
  • Candidates with a background in Visual Effects highly desirable
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to work independently, multi-task and prioritize tasks;
  • Ability to deliver tasks under tight deadlines
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