Systems Administrator, VFX Studio - Double Negative, London - URGENT!

Double Negative Visual Effects, London, are seeking an experienced Linux Sys Admin to join the team.

Europe’s leading Visual Effects studio, Double Negative, is looking for a bright, passionate, motivated generalist system administrator for its Technology team. The Academy and BAFTA Award winning studio’s films include the Harry Potter series, Skyfall, Inception, The Dark Knight trilogy, Rush, Captain Phillips and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, amongst many others.

The role entails both day-to-day support and project work to sustain and improve our large (several thousand hosts), primarily Linux based infrastructure.

Needs to have:
2+ years of Linux (ideally Fedora/Redhat) systems administration experience – both desktop and server
Fluent in at least one scripting language (perl, bash, python)
Experience managing storage – XFS, NFS, CIFS, SAN
General networking knowledge (VLAN, LACP, VPN, routing)
In-depth knowledge of common network services (DHCP, DNS, postfix, etc)

Experience in any or all of the following would be an advantage:
OS X or Windows enterprise deployments
High performance computing (HPC) environments
Understanding and experience using RDBMS software such as MySQL and Postgres
Large scale storage and systems management
Experience in the media sector is desirable but not essential

Needs to be:
Technically adept
Team oriented
Able to take direction

Working in a small team maintaining the entire IT infrastructure, you will need to be able to work well under pressure, juggle multiple tasks and be an excellent communicator, dealing with both technical and non-technical people.

If you would like to be considered for this role, please email your Covering Letter and CV to

Many thanks,