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 (NY)
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 the USA
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.