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Lead Systems Administrator


This is a Full-time position in Montréal, QC posted May 15, 2018.

Company Description

Felix & Paul Studios is dedicated to storytelling through the medium of cinematic virtual reality. The studio combines technological innovation with a unique, pioneering and in-depth approach to the new art of virtual reality storytelling – creating high-end original cinematic experiences (Nomads and Strangers) and collaborating with existing franchises (Jurassic World, Cirque du Soleil and Wild) and world-renown personalities (President Bill Clinton, LeBron James, President Barack Obama).

Led by directors and visionaries Félix Lajeunesse and Paul Raphaël, Felix & Paul Studios invites audiences into intimate, visceral and emotive cinematic virtual reality experiences, immersing the viewer in presence-driven storylines. The company has developed a full-stack VR technology platform – including proprietary 3D 360º camera systems and accompanying post-production software and process – which sets the industry standard for the highest-quality VR filmmaking.

Role and responsibilities

The Lead Systems Administrator is responsible for overall operations of local network, high performance storage platforms, systems and the Studios’ applications on Linux, Mac OS and Windows platforms. The candidate must be able to handle large scale projects that have an impact studio wide. The candidate will be expected to lead and develop a small IT team and be the point of contact for all the departments for the studio including our camera division, software development, post-production and administration. The candidate will be responsible to perform technology purchasing and will be responsible for allotted budget.

– Provide systems support for all teams including development, post-production and administration.
– Be proactive in monitoring tools in order to forecast technology areas that will require attention on ongoing basisIdentify and remediate storage (SAN/NAS) or network bottlenecks, infrastructure-wideAssure a successful completion of all data backups in taking into consideration data centers overall power capacity
– Understand and manage the maintenance of data center power and cooling systemsManage software licenses from analysis to deployment processMaintain and manage various vendor relationships
– Troubleshoot across multiple platforms, technologies and environments.Design and development of future infrastructure strategiesInstall, configure and administer the Studios’ servers and individual computers.Respond to critical system problems to minimize resource unavailability when needed
– Ensure the team is proactive in resource utilization monitoring, performance tuning, and capacity planning
– Overseeing the monitoring and troubleshooting of our renderfarm
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Skills Required

  • Education level: University
  • Work experience (years): 10+ years


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