USCâs School of Cinematic Arts is seeking a Systems Administrator II to join its Creative Technology team.
The Systems Administrator II will be a member of the engineering team responsible for designing, building and maintaining core servers, core services, storage, networks and workstations for the School of Cinematic Arts.Â This position is responsible for designing and maintaining our core services and infrastructure and will take point for Large Scale Storage Administration, Systems scripting and programming, Networking Communications technologies and workstation management.Â The candidate should also have an in-depth knowledge of Windows, Mac and Linux servers and desktop computers as well as advanced experience managing a VM-based infrastructure.Â
Experience with advanced technology in the entertainment industry and systems engineering experience in the entertainment industry (production, post-production, visual effects, animation, gaming) is highly desired.
The successful candidate should be a self-starter with a passion for technology and a demonstrated ability to deep-dive into advanced systems-level issues, take full ownership of a project or problem until it is fully completed, actively monitor system status, and learn new technologies.
Systems administrator or systems engineering experience in the following areas:
Storage administration: high-performance and high-availability RAID, NAS, SAN and Avid storage systems, performance tuning, backup management, disaster recovery (Rapid Recovery, vSphere Data Protection, on-site and off-site backups)
Core services: Active Directory, LDAP, NTP, DNS, DHCP, networking, user access control, authentication (including two-factor), on-site and off-site security, SSL certificate management, VPN and remote access, firewalls, web servers, database servers, wiki and knowledgebase servers (including Sharepoint), SQL, ticketing systems, collaboration tools
Data center administration: physical, virtual and cloud-based servers (Windows Server 2008/2012, Mac OS X server, Linux, VMware vCenter, OpenStack, Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure), system monitoring tools (nagios, sassafras, wireshark)
Experience with advanced technology used in the entertainment industry, such as:
High performance computing: on-site and cloud-based rendering and queue management (Backburner, Deadline, Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Zync)
Software Development Servers and IDEs: Perforce, SVN, GIT, Jira, Mercurial
Post-production, VFX, animation and gaming software including Avid, Adobe Creative Cloud, Autodesk (Maya, Motionbuilder, 3DS Max, mel scripting), Cinema4D, Nuke, Mari, Unity, Unreal, game engines, Netmix, Soundminer
Post-production, VFX, animation and gaming hardware and tools used for motion capture, AR, VR, (optitrack, motionbuilder, Oculus, Vive, Jaunt, Hololens, Google), gaming hardware, multi-player game servers and game computing
Control and Access systems: AMX, Lutron, Lenel, Omnilock
Projectors and Theatre control systems
Inventory management and tools (Wasp Inventory)
The pay rate for this position is $37.47-$40.60 hourly; $73,066-$79,170 annually; 37.50 hour work week.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 2 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Intermediate understanding of and experience with systems administration, backups, operating systems programming languages and associated hardware platforms.
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