• Senior Systems Engineer

    Location : CityStateForPosting Los Angeles, CA
    Paramount Pictures
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  • Overview and Responsibilities



    Founded in 1912, Paramount Pictures works with talented filmmakers to produce and distribute entertainment around the world. The iconic Paramount logo has opened some of the most successful and beloved films in cinematic history, including timeless classics such as Sunset Boulevard, The Godfather, Forrest Gump and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and blockbuster franchises such as Star Trek, Transformers, and Mission Impossible. Recent innovative break-out films such as Interstellar, Arrival and A Quiet Place have added to Paramount’s film legacy. Paramount Pictures Television’s 13 Reasons Why, The Alienist and Jack Reacher have also been thrilling audiences. With a beautiful 65-acre lot in the heart of Hollywood, a worldwide network of offices and a culture of engagement, Paramount’s passionate employees ensure the studio continues to deliver creativity and innovation to a dynamic industry. Paramount is a subsidiary of Viacom, which reaches 700 million global subscribers through MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET and other media networks.

    Senior Systems Engineer

    The Technology Department of Paramount Animation provides critical support in creating imaginative, animated features. Technology is the key component of film making that allows artists to fulfill their artistic goals and enables film makers to create unforgettable film experiences. We are actively seeking an expert Senior Systems Engineer to manage our systems, specifically Linux. He/she will also play a key role in providing DevOps support for the development of the studio's animation pipeline, tool set, and workflow.

    If you love animation and the chance to make an impact on the systems engineering of a global company, this is your chance!


    • Work cooperatively with IT engineers and developers to identify and resolve production facing problems.
    • Work collaboratively with Paramount/Viacom engineers to attain studio goals.
    • Drive improvements of tools used for continuous integration, automated testing, and release management.
    • Engage with software development, QA and project management teams
    • Image computer hardware, and install system patches and anti-virus tools.
    • Debug performance bottlenecks and anomalous system behaviors.
    • Setup analytics to monitor the operations of the studio and streamline operations.
    • Participate in periodic off-hours downtime performing upgrades, installations, etc.
    • Documents policies and procedures for technology team and end users.

    Basic Qualifications

    • 5+ years experience in systems engineering and administration role.
    • Programming skills in administrative languages, shell scripting, and Python/PERL/Bash.
    • Hands-on experience with Linux (CentOS preferred), system administration, and operating system support.
    • BS Computer Science, Computer/Electrical Engineering, or related field.
    • Experience with package managers, e.g npm, yum, conda, rez, etc.

    Additional Qualifications

    • Production experience in Visual Effects or Game Industry or Computer Animation.
    • Knowledge of infrastructure automation tools, such as Chef and Puppet.
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Experience in GIT, databases, Apache projects, AWS, and build tools.
    • Experience with Confluence, JIRA, Jenkins, Squish, and REST.
    • Proficiency in container technologies, such as Docker and Kubernetes.
    • Ability to establish priorities, work independently or within a group, and work with minimal supervision.
    • Experience in building real-time data pipelines using Kafka, Redis, and Elasticsearch.
    • Experience in MacOS administration with JAMF is a plus.


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