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System Administrator II

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University of Southern California

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System Administrator IIApplyDigital Media & TechnologyLos Angeles, California USCs School of Cinematic Arts is seeking a Systems Administrator II to join its Creative Technology team. The Systems Administrator II will be a member of the engineering team responsible for designing, building and maintaining core servers, core services, storage, networks and workstations for the School of Cinematic Arts. The candidate should have an in-depth knowledge of Windows, Mac and Linux servers and desktop computers as well as advanced experience managing a VM-based infrastructure. Experience with advanced technology in the entertainment industry and systems engineering experience in the entertainment industry (production, post-production, visual effects, animation, gaming) is highly desired. The successful candidate should be a self-starter with a passion for technology and a demonstrated ability to deep-dive into advanced systems-level issues, take full ownership of a project or problem until it is fully completed, actively monitor system status, and learn new technologies. The ideal candidate should possess: Systems administrator or systems engineering experience in the following areas:

  • Core services: Active Directory, LDAP, NTP, DNS, DHCP, networking, user access control, authentication (including two-factor), on-site and off-site security, SSL certificate management, VPN and remote access, firewalls, web servers, database servers, wiki and knowledgebase servers (including Sharepoint), SQL, ticketing systems, collaboration tools.

  • Data center administration: physical, virtual and cloud-based servers (Windows Server 2008/2012, Mac OS X server, Linux, VMware vCenter, OpenStack, Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure), system monitoring tools (nagios, sassafras, wireshark).

  • Storage administration: high-performance and high-availability RAID, NAS, SAN and Avid storage systems, performance tuning, backup management, disaster recovery (AppAssure, vSphere Data Protection, on-site and off-site backups).

  • Desktop OS Deployment: Group Policies, Windows Deployment Services, SCCM, DeployStudio, JAMF, munki, puppet, chef, salt, dual-boot and triple-boot systems.

  • Programming: batch script, powershell, shell script, Visual Basic, python, perl, Java, Java Script, C , HTML, C#, hardware control programming. Preferred experience: 5 years of systems experience, including experience with advanced technology used in the entertainment industry, such as:

  • High performance computing: on-site and cloud-based rendering and queue management (Backburner, Deadline, Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Zync).

  • Software Licensing: Avid Licensing, NetHasp, FlexLM, RLM, mhost, lmtools, dongles.

  • Software Development Servers and IDEs: Perforce, SVN, GIT, Jira, Mercurial.

  • Post-production, VFX, animation and gaming software including Avid, Adobe. Creative Cloud, Autodesk (Maya, Motionbuilder, 3DS Max, mel scripting), Cinema4D, Nuke, Mari, Unity, Unreal, game engines, Netmix, Soundminer.

  • Post-production, VFX, animation and gaming hardware and tools used for motion capture, AR, VR, (optitrack, motionbuilder, Oculus, Vive, Jaunt, Hololens, Google), gaming hardware, multi-player game servers and game computing.

  • Control and Access systems: AMX, Lutron, Lenel, Omnilock.

  • Projectors and Theatre control systems.

  • Inventory management and tools (Wasp Inventory). This position may require working on evenings or weekends as needed. Occasional out of town travel may be necessary. The pay rate for this position is $30.76-$33.33 hourly; $60,000-$65,000 annually; 37.5 hour work week The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer that Values Diversity. Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education Minimum Experience: 2 years Minimum Field of Expertise: Intermediate understanding of and experience with systems administration, backups, operating systems programming languages and associated hardware platforms. REQ20054377 Posted Date: 12/22/2017 - Thru date - 2/28/2018

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The University of Southern California is one of the world’s leading private research universities. An anchor institution in Los Angeles, a global center for arts, technology and international business, USC's diverse curricular offerings provide extensive opportunities for interdisciplinary study, and collaboration with leading researchers in highly advanced learning environments. With a strong tradition of integrating liberal and professional education, USC fosters a vibrant culture of public service and encourages students to cross academic as well as geographic boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge.

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