SYSTEMS ENGINEER (BERLIN)

 

 

Position Overview
● The Systems Engineer will provide technical engineering support for all production systems used by Psyop teams including artist workstations as well as support staff
● Understanding of animation and VFX production with previous experience in configuring, deploying, and maintaining typical applications used within Psyop’s industry space (Maya, Nuke, Flame, etc) is desirable
● Will be partly responsible for all Psyop’s technology infrastructure and shared services, including data centers, cloud environments (AWS), physical and virtual servers, storage, remote work setup, etc
● Will support the day-to-day functionality of technical operations of the studio as a whole
● Will work with production teams to ensure all technical requirements for projects are met
● Will be working both remotely and in-office (Berlin)
● Will report to Lead Systems Engineer

Responsibilities
Will include but are not limited to;
● Quickly analyze and find creative solutions for software, hardware, and systems problems involving Psyop artists and developers
● Enhance, modify or redesign systems to accommodate the ever-changing requirements of production
● Production support via Slack, Jira, phone, email, and in-person
● Monitor critical systems and deal with technical issues
● Collaborate continually with Artists and Technical Directors to come up with creative solutions to difficult technical problems
● Manage network and storage configurations to ensure optimal Psyop operations
● Back end server management and deployment tools

Experience
● Prior experience or interest in Pipeline processes including but not limited to; asset management, render farm, etc
● Strong working knowledge in commercial graphic packages, including Maya, Nuke, Flame, and Photoshop
● Previous experience within a technical systems team dealing with various graphics workstations and video is desired
● Excellent communication and project management skills
● Able to anticipate production challenges and problem solve
● Detail-oriented and highly organized

Qualifications
The ideal candidate should have an understanding of or the willingness to quickly learn;
● Legal permission to work in the EU/Germany
● Fluent English communication skills
● AWS Cloud Environments
● Teridici remote desktop systems
● Ability to manage Autodesk Flame systems is preferred but not required
● Multi-platform management and integration (Linux/Mac/Windows)
● Knowledge of digital video standards and codecs as well as monitor calibration
● Scripting skills (shell/PHP/Perl/Python…etc) are preferred, knowledge of configuration management and DevOps is a plus
● Experience with Application deployment, especially standard DCC applications
● Extensive LAN and WAN networking knowledge (Routing/Switching/Firewalls/etc)

Psyop is committed to building and maintaining an inclusive workplace. We offer flexible working practices and welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented in the creative industries. 

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