Job Offered: Systems Administrator - Double Negative Visual Effects

Department: Tech
Location: London
Reports To: Head of Tech


In the Systems team we are in charge of designing, building and maintaining all the IT infrastructure across the company globally. Our head office is in London, where most of the infrastructure and team is located.

There’s a variety of systems we need to manage - apart from the thousands of machines in the compute farm, multiple petabytes of production storage and backups, networks, firewalls and database servers we also handle things such as internal web applications, pipeline tools for managing the film production process, email systems, screening rooms and projectors. And of course monitoring everything that moves.

We’re a small team that’s focused on getting things done - there are no silos between build and support, databases and networks. We all do project work and we all do support. As the work is so varied, we need a variety of skills. Whether you prefer to get hands on racking up kit in the datacenter, or would rather be stuck in an application backtrace, there’s a place for you here.

Skills & Requirements:
We are looking people who have a strong background in Linux systems.
Other technologies we currently use and support include:

  • Dell PowerEdge servers and blades
  • XFS, NFS, CIFS, Netapp
  • Arista, Palo Alto networking
  • perl, bash or python (there’s also C++ and ruby around)
  • git, subversion
  • sensu, graphite, ganglia, saltstack, Jenkins

We use JIRA, Stash and Confluence for managing and documenting our work.

If this sounds like an environment you’d enjoy working in, we’d love to hear from you.

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