Systems Administrator - Bristol

Location: Bristol

Specialism: Visual Effects

IT & Systems

Contract: Fixed Term Contract

Axis VFX are undergoing an explosive expansion and seeking another SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR to join the tech support team in our Bristol studio. The role carries a high level of responsibility, providing technical support for our Bristol studio, so we’re looking for an experienced administrator, with an industry background and the ability to support multiple technologies.

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 Bristol studio, ensuring that system hardware and software and general operating systems are functioning as required, enabling the team to work effectively and efficiently. 

Whilst the role will be based in the Bristol studio, there will be a requirement to work from our London studio, on an as required basis, from time to time. 


  • 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.
  • 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.


  • Python coding
  • Shell scripting
  • LAN/WAN networking
  • Experience of troubleshooting creative programs such as Maya, Houdini, Photoshop, Nuke, Fusion




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