Systems Administrator (Windows)

  • Support
  • London, United Kingdom

Systems Administrator (Windows)

Job description

Framestore is an Oscar, Bafta and Emmy award-winning global creative company working in film, advertising and content, with a focus on animation and VFX projects. We are looking for a talented, focused and forward thinking Systems Administrator to join our team as we work to deliver to the challenges of large scale feature film post-production.

Description:

The Systems team is responsible for designing, installing, maintaining and troubleshooting the technology infrastructure. This includes, but is not limited to, storage, networking, workstations and rendering. It also includes the various software elements around both the core operating system(s) and the various application layer components that are deployed upon that framework.

Responsibilities:

A Systems Administrator is part of the Level 2 team. They are to set an example for the Level 1 team and be their point of escalation if necessary. They are encouraged to propose and work on (and also lead) projects that will advance the technology framework. This includes elements of project management, communication across other departments, the delegation of tasks and coordination of schedules.

A Systems Administrator performs daily duties of maintenance on applications, OS, hardware, monitoring resources and troubleshooting.

They will be on-call (on a call rotation) providing out of hours support in case of a show stopping issue.

They will also provide necessary documentation and mentoring to other members of the team.

Job requirements

Essential Skills:

  • Strong Windows systems administration - preferably in Linux environments.

  • Active Directory management.

  • Windows configuration management and automation.

  • Scripting (Bash, Powershell).

  • VMWare and/or virtual server environment administration.

  • Network support and troubleshooting

Plus one or more of the following:

  • Experience supporting Redhat based OS for both workstation and server.

  • Networking (Layer2, Layer3 including dynamic routing and VPN tunnels).

  • Storage configuration and management (monitoring, allocating and troubleshooting).

  • VMWare and/or virtual server environment administration.

Desirable Skills:

  • Configuration Management (Chocolatey, Puppet, Ansible).

  • Cloud based solutions around compute, storage and network.

  • Understand and support real-time workflows, Unreal Engine or Unity.

  • Experience in engine infrastructure and source control tools; Perforce, TeamCity, Git.

  • Hands-on experience and knowledge of high performance computing.

  • Deploying and supporting pop-up sites; production studios, remote locations.

Framestore is proud to employ extraordinary talent across all genders, races, nationalities, religions, ages, abilities and sexual preferences. We aim to encourage and support all of our current and future employees to achieve their potential. No job applicant will receive less favourable treatment on any basis when applying for a career with us.