Systems Administrator (VFX Studio)

Rocket Science VFX - Toronto, ON (17 months ago)

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Rocket Science VFX is an internationally recognized studio, collaborating with top tier film and TV clients to design and create compelling stories and images. Our credits include Hannibal, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, Hell on Wheels, Killjoys, Into the Badlands and The Expanse.

Rocket Science VFX is currently seeking a Junior Systems Administrator to join their west Toronto studio. The Junior Systems Administrator is a computer support associate who will monitor and maintain the computer systems of the studio and provide problem diagnosis and technical support for the users in a mixed windows/mac/linux environment.

Candidates with a background in Visual Effects are highly desirable.

Responsibilities and Work Duties include:
Designing, installing, configuring and testing computer hardware operating systems and applications;
Experience with Monitoring & logging tools and, maintaining computer systems and networks;
Administering servers and network services AD, DNS, DHCP, SMB, NFS;
Maintaining backups of key computer systems;
Administering network switches, network storage and associated tape backup, virtual server infrastructure, email technologies, firewall.
Troubleshooting system and network problems and diagnosing and solving hardware or software faults;
Replacing or upgrading computer parts as required;
Providing user support, procedural documentation and relevant reports;
Following diagrams and written instructions to repair a fault or set up a system;
Supporting the roll-out of new applications and updates; Experience with configuring Managers such as Ansible, Puppet and Chef Software.
Setting up new users' accounts and profiles and dealing with password issues;
Prioritizing and managing many open cases at one time;
Researching, testing and evaluating new technology or business processes.

Skills and Experience Requirements:
Knowledge of VFX Pipelines and Render Engines; V-Ray and Redshift (Serif Structure)

Experience with Python OC & Scripting languages
Capability of working with networking, switches and routing technologies;
Post-secondary education in Computer Science and/or Information Technology or equivalent professional experience;
Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
Ability to work independently, multi-task and prioritize tasks;
Experience or certification in Windows/Linux platforms;
Experience working in TV or post-production is desirable;
Experience in the installation, configuration and troubleshooting of relevant software packages including Maya, Houdini, Nuke, VR Ray, and other industry-specific software is desirable.

Rocket Science VFX is a world-class visual effects studio focused on producing seamless live action digital effects for feature film and high-concept television.