SYSTEMS ENGINEER (LA)

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
  • Must have understanding of animation and VFX production with previous experience in configuring, deploying and maintaining typical applications used within Psyop’s industry space (Maya, Nuke…etc)
  • Will be partly responsible for all Psyop’s information technology infrastructure and shared services, including data centers, physical and virtual servers, storage and backup infrastructure
  • Will support the day to day functionality of technical operations of the LA studio as a whole
  • Will work with production teams to ensure all technical requirements for projects are met
  • 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 phone, email and live at desk-side
  • 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

Ideal candidate should have understanding of or the willingness to quickly learn;

  • Ability to manage Autodesk Flame systems
  • 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 required, knowledge of configuration management and develops is a plus
  • Experience with Application deployment, especially standard DCC applications
  • Extensive LAN and WAN networking knowledge

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