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 mostly in-office (CDMX), but some possibility of remote work
  • Will report to Lead Systems Engineer


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


  • 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


The ideal candidate should have an understanding of or the willingness to quickly learn;

  • Legal permission to work in Mexico
  • 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.