Systems Administrator - Glasgow

Location: Glasgow

Contract: Permanent

Axis Studios Group are seeking a SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR to join the technical support team on a permanent basis on site in our Glasgow studio. The role carries a high level of responsibility, providing technical support across multiple studios, and consequently we’re looking for a systems administrator with a broad background and the ability to support multiple technologies.

Axis Studios Group are seeking a SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR to join the technical support team on a permanent basis on site in our Glasgow studio. The role carries a high level of responsibility, providing technical support across multiple studios, and consequently we’re looking for a systems administrator with a broad background and the ability to support multiple technologies.


The SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR role provides a great opportunity to work with a talented team on exciting projects in the games and media sector, whilst handling operational tasks in support of both general IT systems and industry-centric systems such as render farms, remote desktop services, and SaaS / cloud platforms. Communication skills and an ability to make decisions under pressure, as well as analytical and problem-solving skills are the key attributes for this role. The ideal candidate will have an understanding and/or appreciation of the challenging nature of the animation/VFX industry.

Systems Administrators are under the line management of the Head of IT in Glasgow and servicing stakeholders across Glasgow, Bristol and London.


General responsibilities:

  • 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 as needed.
  • Maintain server room and colocation facility environmental and monitoring equipment.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

Essential Skills/Experience:

  • CentOS / Redhat Linux configuration and management.
  • Strong working knowledge of Linux including command line.
  • Samba and NFS configuration in multiplatform environment.
  • Experience with Windows 10 Pro including installation and configuration.
  • Familiarity with Windows Server OS and Active Directory.
  • Thorough understanding of servers, networking, storage and compute-cluster systems for troubleshooting purposes.


Desirable requirements:

  • LAN/WAN networking.
  • Enterprise-level firewalls.
  • Virtualization platforms (on-premise and cloud-based).
  • Experience of troubleshooting creative programs such as Maya, Houdini, Photoshop, Nuke, Fusion.

Axis is committed to equal opportunities. Click here to find out more.

 

 

Axis is committed to equal opportunities. Click here to find out more.