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Senior Systems Administrator - Glasgow Area

12000 - Digital, Web & Media - Admin / Clerical / Facilities
Ref: 380 Date Posted: Thursday 14 Jan 2021
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Axis Studios Group, a BAFTA award winning Animation and Visual FX Studio, are seeking a SENIOR SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR  to join the technical support team on a permanent basis on site in our Glasgow studio.

The role carries a high level of responsibility, providing technical support across multiple studios, and consequently we’re looking for an experienced systems administrator with a broad background and an ability to support multiple technologies.

The SENIOR SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR role provides a great opportunity to work with a talented team on exciting projects in the games and media sector, whilst handling operational tasks in support of both general IT systems and industry-centric systems such as render farms, remote desktop services, and SaaS / cloud platforms.

Communication skills and an ability to make decisions under pressure, as well as analytical and problem-solving skills are essential attributes for this role.

The ideal candidate will have an understanding and/or appreciation of the challenging nature of the animation/VFX industry.

Systems Administrators are under the line management of the Head of IT in Glasgow and servicing stakeholders across Glasgow, Bristol and London.


General responsibilities:

  • Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs.

  • Perform regular security monitoring to identify any possible intrusions.

  • Participate in administration of backup operations.

  • Perform regular file archival and purge as necessary.

  • Create, change, and delete user accounts per request.

  • Support workstation management, imaging, and configuration.

  • Ensure proper documentation of systems and procedures.

  • Support physical security systems and ensure proper functioning.

  • Support in-house application configuration and usage.

  • Maintain asset tracking systems to ensure best management of resources.

  • Assess, troubleshoot, and resolve user hardware/software issues

  • Repair and recover from hardware or software failures

  • Maintain floating license servers.

  • Apply OS and firmware patches and upgrades.

  • Upgrade and configure infrastructure systems and software as needed.

  • Maintain server room and colocation facility environmental and monitoring equipment.

  • Other duties and projects as assigned

  • Mentor less experienced members of the team.

  • Act as a deputy to the Head of IT & Facilities

Essential Skills/Experience:

  • CentOS / Redhat Linux configuration and management.
  • Strong working knowledge of Linux including command line.
  • Samba and NFS configuration in multiplatform environment.
  • Experience with Windows 10 Pro including installation and configuration.
  • Familiarity with Windows Server OS and Active Directory.
  • Thorough understanding of servers, networking, storage and compute-cluster systems for troubleshooting purposes.
  • LAN/WAN networking.
  • Enterprise-level firewalls.
  • Virtualization platforms (on-premise and cloud-based).


Desirable requirements:

  • Experience of troubleshooting creative programs such as Maya, Houdini, Photoshop, Nuke, Fusion.


COVID-19 considerations:

Currently we have reduced individuals to an absolute minimum the who attend onsite. 99% of our teams are working from home for the foreseeable.


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