Framestore - Lead Systems Engineer (Santa Monica)

Jason Myres Oct 6, 2016

  1. Jason Myres

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    Lead Systems Engineer
    Full-Time @ Framestore

    Location: Los Angeles, California, United States


    The Lead Systems Engineer provides technical direction, supervision and mentoring to the members of the local systems team and non technical departments.

    Key Responsibilities:
    • Work in partnership with Global Head of Technology, Global Facilities Director and other technology leads to provide input into Integrated Advertising technology plan and capex planning.
    • Manage the recruitment, training and retention and review performance of local technology team.
    • Creation and maintenance of technical documentation to create shared knowledge base.
    • Investigate, research and evaluate external suppliers for potential strategic benefit.
    • Drive performance metrics and benchmarking to assess new and alternative solutions.
    • Plan, advise and support implementation of large technical projects.
    • Have a physical presence in the building, organise and attend meetings as needed.
    • Represent the company at relevant external events (e.g. conferences, trade shows), and with relevant suppliers as required.
    • Plan, install and support servers, large storage file systems and network infrastructure.
    • Edit and create scripts as appropriate to facilitate the automation of systems activities.
    • Ensure technical support is provided to local productions where required to meet daily support needs.
    • Monitor incoming requests and delegate work efficiently to ensure successful completion of projects and tasks.

    Essential Skills:
    • 7+ years supporting a VFX or Commercials Linux environment.
    • A thorough grounding in digital camera technology and digital delivery specifications.
    • A working knowledge of Networking and Security concepts and technologies.
    • A thorough knowledge of industry specific technologies including high performance storage systems and distributed rendering/computing technologies.
    • Strong Academic background in a Computer Science degree (or similar).
    • Substantial Linux system administration experience using mainstream Linux OS.
    • An understanding of technologies such as MySQL, Postgres, NFS, SAN, Apache, Clustered File System, bash and Python.
    • A strong leader with good analytical, organisational and communication skills.
    • A proactive and pragmatic leadership style coupled with a client-focused approach to service.
    • Ability to lead, motivate and support the systems engineering team towards a shared goal.
    • Ability to solve problems as they arise and remain calm in a fast-paced and highly pressurised environment.
    • Experience in managing performance and appraising productivity.
    • Strong team player and ethos.

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