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*Pixar Animation Studios* Sr. Unix System Administrator (San Francisco Bay Area)

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**Please apply online at**About Pixar Animation Studios:Pixar Animation Studios, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is an Academy Award®-winning film studio with world-renowned technical, creative and production capabilities in the art of computer animation.  Creator of some of the most successful and beloved animated films of all time, including Toy Story, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars, Ratatouille, WALL•E, Up, Cars 2 and most recently, Brave. The Northern California studio has won 29 Academy Awards® and its eleven films have grossed more than $6.5 billion at the worldwide box office to date. The next film release from Disney•Pixar is Monsters University (June 21, 2013).Position Summary:Systems Infrastructure is a small team within Pixar's Systems department that ensures robust performance of the core services utilized by the entire studio. We make sure there is sufficient server, network and data center capacity to react to changes in demand for compute, bandwidth, or power caused by events such as a shift in film production schedule, a render or storage farm expansion, or new work-flows.The Senior UNIX System Administrator (Server/Network) works closely with server and network technical leads to help support and implement the systems infrastructure required by the studio. This position requires close collaboration with our technical staff, software engineers, and film production users in an effort to best align technical solutions with the schedules and creative needs of various studio productions.

Services we manage directly include virtualization hypervisors, dhcp, dns, ldap, email, calendar, databases, firewall, load balancers, VPN and LAN / WLAN / WAN networks. This position is perfect for an experienced sys admin who has worn many hats, and likes the fit of them all.Responsibilities:Work under the guidance of the technical leads to implement, support, and secure network and server infrastructure as required by the studioProvide technical leadership for, and participate in major systems' projectsInstall and maintain physical and virtual servers and network hardwareDiagnose server and network related performance issues, and perform root-cause analysisMonitor and analyze availability and capacity of networks, servers, and data centersPerform general system configuration, maintenance, and optimization of server and network infrastructureServe as escalation point for end-user support within our cross-platform environment including Linux, Mac OS X, WindowsProduce documentation for administrators and end-usersAssist other Systems staff as requiredQualifications:Minimum of 5 years in an IS/IT support positionHighly skilled in areas of Linux system administration and TCP/IP networking with a strong understanding of the OSI modelExperience with network service troubleshooting and configuration; DNS, DHCP, NFS, HTTP, IMAP, LDAP, RADIUS, SMTPExperience with Linux troubleshooting and tuning utilitiesExperience with RedHat software packaging and provisioning; RPM, kickstartExperience with virtualization; KVM, Virtuozzo, VMwareExperience with network operating systems; Arista EOS, ArubaOS, Cisco IOS, F5Familiarity with wireless and virtual private networkingFamiliarity with RDBMS administration; MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQLFamiliarity with Mac OS X and WindowsAbility and drive to accomplish redundant tasks by scripting; python, sh, Ruby, CSelf-motivated with a strong desire to learn and stay abreast of industry developments and standardsAbility to prioritize, respond, and follow through on multiple (often simultaneous) requests in a dynamic work environmentExcellent written and oral communications skills, including the ability to effectively communicate highly-technical concepts in lay-person's termsMeticulous attention to detailAbility to participate in a 24x7 on-call rotationAbility to work during evenings and weekends as requiredPhysical Factors:Ability to lift and manipulate objects weighing up to 50lbsAbility to work with arms and hands overhead for extended periods of timeAbility to work in confined spaces (e.g. in and around server racks, utility vaults, etc.)**Please apply online at** Location: San Francisco Bay Area Compensation: DOEPrincipals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.
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