Intermediate Systems Engineer

Sony Pictures Imageworks, an industry leading Animation studio located in Culver City Los Angeles, is seeking a Systems Engineer. Systems Engineering is responsible for first- and second-level support of 300+ users in a dynamic, high-performance production environment.  The job demands astute and critical thinking coupled with Windows and Linux systems engineering to develop solutions for a unique industry combining high performance computing with digital artistry and storytelling. You will participate in projects utilizing new technologies in the areas of large-scale systems administration and engineering including building, configuring, installing, deploying and supporting workstations, servers and large scale storage systems. We are building a high performance global digital workflow for animation production and this is a great opportunity to work on technically challenging projects in a very creative work environment comprised of talented engineers and artists.

Primary areas of responsibility will include:

  • Installation, deployment and maintenance of hardware, operating systems and software
  • Initiation of and participation in departmental and site-wide engineering projects.
  • Specification, documentation and communication of requirements for engineering tasks across the enterprise.
  • Technical assistance to a wide range of end users in a customer-service oriented organization.
  • Mentoring and advising on best practices for Systems Engineering personnel throughout the department.
  • After hours, holiday and weekend support on-call 24/7 as scheduled in rotation with other engineers.

Distinguishing Characteristics:
The successful candidate possesses

  • Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written. This includes the ability to provide thorough written documentation.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to perform as an individual and on a team.
  • Scripting and programming abilities that maximize efficiency in daily tasks.
  • Self-guided triage and follow-through skills to best respond to assigned duties.

Education, Skills & Certifications:

  • Degree in Computer Science or in a related field. Significant industry experience may be substituted.
  • Four to six years experience in a large, high-performance technical computing site.
  • Three years experience in installation, deployment and maintenance of Red Hat Enterprise Linux workstations and servers.
  • Three years experience in installation, deployment and maintenance of Windows 10 workstations and servers (including AD)
  • Experience in supporting mission-critical systems to ensure high availability.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Python, and the ability to write small C programs.
  • Extensive networking experience with TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS, LDAP and other directory services, used across local and wide-area/metro-area networks of varying topologies.
  • Hands-on experience with large-scale backup solutions and storage technologies.
  • Direct experience with multi-terabyte Netapp (or other) NAS installations is a plus.

Please send your resume and cover letter to