Lead/Senior Systems Administrator - Bournemouth

With offices in Bournemouth (UK), Montreal (CA) and Singapore, Outpost is one of the leading high-end television and feature film visual effects studios.

As the Senior Systems Administrator, you will support the systems team with the maintenance of technical infrastructure of the studio providing capability for 150+ artists and developers. Your main responsibilities will be, but limited to developing, and maintaining the studio infrastructure, including network, servers and storage.
Our primary workstation and server platforms are Windows and CentOS with our main storage being Pixit Media’s Pixstore and Microsoft Azure as our Cloud solution.

Key requirements of the role

  • Systems Administration on both hardware and software platforms
  • Providing technical support and general troubleshooting for commercial and custom applications on all platforms
  • Actively monitor network and server performance, providing optimisations or solutions as needed
  • Knowledge of Active Directory and Windows Servers
  • Executing storage administration (archiving, rsyncs, etc) and infrastructure maintenance of all server platforms
  • Configuration of ACLs across multiple file storage platforms
  • Configuration and maintenance of existing and new virtual machines
  • Perform firewall and switch configuration & patching as required
  • Assist in maintaining our digital security polices both internally and externally
  • Good organizational and project management skills

Must haves

  • 5+ years’ experience as a Linux Systems Administrator
  • Experience in and knowledge of the specific requirements of the VFX and Post production industry
  • Experience with Linux/Windows/Mac OS-environments, sharing data between platforms and managing permissions
  • Expert knowledge with Linux installations, application deployment and image creation
  • Experience with logging systems
  • Experience with configuration systems such as Ansible, PDQ and Jamf
  • Experience with VMWare or other competing Hypervisors
  • Team centric working process and pro-active problem solver
  • Cloud infrastructure setup and maintenance

Nice to haves

  • Mac OS and Windows application deployment and integration
  • Scripting with python and knowledge of the Git Hub source code management system
  • Knowledge of Deadline render farm manager
  • Experience working with Microsoft Azure product catalogue