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Desktop System Administrator - SPIN VFX - Toronto

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As the Desktop Systems Administrator, you will support the workstation IT infrastructure of the studio providing capability for 180+ artists and developers working on award winning Film and TV visual effects & VR projects.
 Our primary workstation platform is CentOS 7.


Key Requirements Of The Role

  • Identify and resolve issues with applications following agreed procedures
  • Carry out agreed applications maintenance tasks
  • Provide technical expertise to enable the correct application of operational procedures
  • Contribute to the planning and implementation of maintenance and installation work
  • Identify operational problems and contribute to their resolution, providing appropriate information to specialists, users and managers
  • Create and maintain support documentation
  • Use ticketing system software (OSTicket)
  • Install or remove hardware and/or software, and associated connections, using supplied installation instructions and tools
  • Conduct tests and correct malfunctions, calling on help from more experienced colleagues if required, and to document results in accordance with agreed procedures
  • Contribute to investigations of problems and faults concerning the installation of hardware and/or software as required, and confirm the correct working of installations
  • Proactively manage personal development, in order to increase performance levels and provide opportunities for career development
  • Assist in maintaining our digital security polices both internally and externally

You Must Have

  • 3+ years experience as a Linux/UNIX Systems Administrator
  • Experience with Linux/Windows/Mac co-environments, sharing data between platforms and managing permissions
  • Experience with Linux installation, Kickstart & application deployment and installation image creation
  • Experience with AD environment and Windows 7 workstations as domain members
  • Experience with configuration systems such as Foreman or Puppet
  • Experience with KVM and oVirt
  • Experience with Veritas backup solution
  • Team-centric working process and proactive problem solver

The Following Are Also Considered Nice To Have

  • Solid network skills on Cisco/Brocade/Extreme Networks platforms
  • Mac OS and Windows application deployment and integration
  • Experience in LCD monitor and projector color calibration
  • Experience with VR platforms such as Oculus, Vive etc.


If this sounds like you, please submit your cover letter and resume to careers@spinvfx.com. Be sure to include “Desktop Systems Administrator” in the subject line.

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