New York
Systems Administrator

Imaginary Forces LLC is a creative company specializing in brand strategy and visual storytelling. Across entertainment, media, technology and culture, we connect audiences through beautiful, design-driven content.

 

With studios in Los Angeles and New York, Imaginary Forces is powered by talented individuals working together to push the limits of creative possibility.

 

Partnering with top brands and high-profile entertainment properties, from strategy through execution, we’re always looking to create impact and ignite the imagination.

 

We are looking for a Systems Administrator with strong knowledge of IT/Post-Production/VFX to support our New York Office.

 

Responsibilities:.

  • Perform a wide range of system administration duties, including support of enterprise applications, desktops, laptops, servers and network equipment.
  • Proactively oversee the monitoring of all IT devices, applications and services.
  • Design, Maintenance, Support, Troubleshooting of TCP/IP layer 2/3 LAN/WAN networks, Servers and High-capacity storage.
  • Manage hosted services and cloud computing environments.
  • Develop administrative policies, documentation and procedures.
  • Escalation support for helpdesk personnel.
  • Other duties as assigned or necessary.

 

Skills:

3-5+ Years Experience in Post-Production or VFX Environment.

Knowledge of Linux/Unix/Windows Server Technologies.

Server Configuration Management (Puppet)

Mac OS configuration management software (Munki, Deploy Studio)

Cloud hosted services such as: Okta, O365, G-Suite (Google Apps), Aspera, etc

Cloud Computing Experience (AWS: EC2, S3, VPC)

TCP/IP Networking (Dell, Extreme, Brocade, Cisco), Firewalls (PFSense, Fortigate), VPNs, VoIP, etc.

Network & Server Monitoring (SNMP, PRTG)

Render Farm Management (Deadline)

Understanding of storage technologies (SAN, NAS, DAS, RAID, JBOD, SMB, NFS, etc)

Strong knowledge of scripting languages (BASH, Python, Ruby, etc)

Excellent Troubleshooting Skills

Excellent Verbal and written skills

Flexibility and a sense of humor

 

Desired Qualifications

Experience with EMC Isilon or OpenZFS

Knowledge of Tape backup and archiving

Extensive knowledge of High-End Video codecs and workflows

Knowledge of Creative applications: Adobe Creative Cloud, Maya, Cinema 4D, Flame, Avid, etc.

Supporting Video Conferencing systems

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