Senior Systems Engineers - All Levels

  • New York, NY
  • Full-time

Company Description

Moving Picture Company is a world-leading visual effects and CG design company with bases in the globe’s most important film and advertising centers – London, New York, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Bangalore, Amsterdam and Montreal. MPC is a high-end post production Advertising and Previs facility.

Job Description

Position Summary
Reporting to the US Head of Technology, the Senior Systems Engineer works with the local engineering team to provide Tier2 and Tier 3 support to the NY facility. The Senior Systems Engineer works with the global Core Engineering team to build, maintain and support the facility infrastructure and pipeline

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead the engineering team efforts to coordinate ideas and changes

    that improve service and optimize infrastructure.

  • Work closely with Lead VFX artists to ensure engineering meets and

    exceeds support expectations.

  • Management of local data center(s).

  • Build and maintain operation of storage, render, servers and

  • Coordinate support for global services hosted locally - MySQL Databases, Amanda, Tractor, Multisite VMs etc.

  • Systems performance monitoring and optimization

  • Lead disaster recovery efforts for local site

  • Contribute to new site builds and training new joiners in new/other

  • Collaboration with Global IT and Core Engineering teams to resolve
    complex issues, design, specify and deploy new technology.

  • Work with Production Operations Manager on capacity planning to
    ensure resourcing is in line with production needs.

  • Assist Lead Systems Engineer with vendor management and

  • Mentor and train other team members


Required Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or equivalent.
  • Engineering level knowledge of standard CG and compositing applications (Maya, Houdini, Mental Ray, Flame, Nuke, etc.)
  • A minimum of 5 years Linux system administration experience including networking and scripting.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of scripting with bash and Python.
  • Working knowledge of and other scripting languages such as bash, tcsh, and Perl.
  • Experience
    with configuring and maintaing enterprise scale hardware. (Render
    farms, Clusters, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Storage, etc.)
  • Strong understanding of storage and networking, NFS, Isilon storage cluster, Brocade and HP switch configuration.
  • Autodesk Flame experience a strong plus.
  • General understanding of SMPTE standards and broadcast video engineering concepts including video systems.
  • Facility with database technologies such as MySQL and Postgres.
  • Excellent communication, people skills, and team working skills.
  • Capacity to manage a busy workload with high productivity.

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