Axis Studios are undergoing an explosive expansion and seeking a SENIOR SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR to join the tech support team on a permanent basis on site in our Bristol studio.
You’ll be a personable, pro-active, self starter who thrives working in a fast paced environment, capable of handling operational tasks in support of both general IT systems and in the operation of render farm systems. With good communication skills as well as analytical and problem-solving abilities, the ideal candidate will have an understanding and/or appreciation of the challenging nature of the animation/VFX industry. An ability to make decisions and perform well under pressure is essential.
The SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR will be responsible for the installation, maintenance and performance of systems hardware and software, including servers, network devices, workstations and associated kit. This individual will be responsible for supporting and implementing systems within our Glasgow, Bristol and London studios, ensuring that system hardware and software and general operating systems are functioning as required, enabling the teams to work effectively and efficiently.
Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs.
Perform regular security monitoring to identify any possible intrusions.
Participate in administration of backup operations.
Perform regular file archival and purge as necessary.
Create, change, and delete user accounts per request.
Support workstation management, imaging, and configuration.
Ensure proper documentation of systems and procedures.
Support physical security systems and ensure proper functioning.
Support in-house application configuration and usage.
Maintain asset tracking systems to ensure best management of resources.
Assess, troubleshoot, and resolve user hardware/software issues
Repair and recover from hardware or software failures
Maintain floating license servers.
Apply OS and firmware patches and upgrades.
Upgrade and configure infrastructure systems and software per as needed.
Maintain server room and colocation facility environmental and monitoring equipment.
Other duties and projects as assigned.
CentOS / Redhat Linux
Samba and NFS configuration in multiplatform environment
Knowledge of Windows 7 Pro including installation and configuration
Windows Server OS and Active Directory
Strong working knowledge of Linux including command line
An understanding of servers, networking, storage and render systems for troubleshooting purposes
Experience of troubleshooting creative programs such as Maya, Houdini, Photoshop, Nuke, Fusion is desirable but not essential
CG/VFX industry experience is desirable but not essential
Team management experience is desirable
An Effective SNR Systems Administrator:
Ability to make sound and logical judgments
Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
Ability to present ideas in a user-friendly language
Highly self-motivated and directed
Keen attention to detail
Ability to follow documented methods and procedures
Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment and make sound decisions in emergency situations.
Ability to work alone under their own initiative or as part of a team
At least 5 years experience
Axis is a multi award winning Animation and VFX studio. Spanning three UK studios, we share a fascination for the possibilities of art and technology, and a passion for discovering where imagination can take us next.