Senior Systems Administrator - SaaS AWS
Sony Pictures Entertainment - Culver City, CA

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Sony Pictures Entertainment is a leading creator and distributor of entertainment products services and technology Our global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution television programming and syndication home video acquisitions and distribution operation of studio facilities development of new entertainment technologies and distribution of filmed entertainment in over 67 countries The Senior Systems Administrator will be working on a groundbreaking digital media SaaS solution hosted in the AWS environment The SaaS offering is intended to streamline global production by joining all elements of the process in the cloud allowing for creative teams to collaborate seamlessly from anywhere in the world A 247 and multitenant support strategy is required The Senior Systems Administrator MUST have handson experience managing maintaining and monitoring a large infrastructure within the Amazon Web Services (AWS) environment Our infrastructure will consist of hundreds of instances petabytes of storage and will consume dozens of AWS managed services The number one objective of this role is to keep the infrastructure running in as efficient and performant manner as possible and to be able to respond to any incidents that threaten that goal The ideal candidate will thrive on troubleshooting problems and identifying root causes The epitome of success will be for this resource to automate EVERYTHING Strong scripting skills are required In addition heshe should be able to trend the infrastructure performance statistics (application log security log system log CPU load memory disk space network throughput) to make performance improvement recommendations The ideal candidate has extensive experience using CloudFormation templates to automate the provisioning and management of our various environments in an orderly and predictable fashion Heshe has worked in a Scrum methodology environment and has an understanding of the software development lifecycle Digital asset management digital production or digital distribution experience is preferred Heshe MUST be hands on and detail oriented Heshe MUST have a takecharge attitude with excellent communication skills to convince others why hisher ideas are valid Responsibilities include the following Automate all aspects of systems management through creative scripting Implement monitoring systems at all levels AddManage capacity as usage flexes Advise on hardware utilization and recommend changes when necessary Track the health of all of our services identify problems find root cause and fix Apply OS patches Housekeeping Infrastructure Troubleshoot Infrastructure at all levels from application to network to servers Run Reports for weekly admin meetings Tuning Infrastructure Infrastructure TestingBenchmark Facilitate Production Code Deployment Supporting client onboarding by advising on capacity needs Work with securityInfoSec to implement infrastructure security measures Review and approve firewall requests Build deployment scripts Work closely with EOL to gather operation support requirements for MCS Work closely with the Technical Business Analyst to document SaaS operation support requirements process flows escalation policies and procedures application and infrastructure monitoring Work with the technical lead developers and business stakeholders to gather business requirem Knowledge Knowledge of the Scrum methodology and the software development life cycle In depth understanding of web based application infrastructure Basic understanding of relational and noSql database concepts is a plus MUST have AWS infrastructure support model experience Skills bull Knowledge of systems management concepts (Windows LinuxUnixserver) Handson experience with all of the following technologies Microsoft Windows 2000 2003 (WorkstationServer) Unix Sun Solaris Linux Active Directory Experience in a large corporate global server environment is preferred Experience in server migrations Proficient systems administration skills to include Windows Linux servers andor Unix File service and System concepts Excellent problem solving and decision making Work effectively with team members clients and other IT areas Handle multiple tasks and must be flexible in a dynamic fastpaced environment Perform after hoursoncall support as necessary AWS infrastructure and support model Cloudwatch CloudFormation and Splunk Strong business analysis skills Strong analytical and problem solving skills Ability to “think outside the box” Ability to multitask Proven ability to get things accomplished and working with others Focused on delivering results People Skills Strong writtenverbal communication and presentation Ability to work with technical and nontechnical teams Proactive Team focused Sensitive and respectful of people Relationship management skills Open to new ideas Fun to work with Ability to Effectively communicate with both technical and nontechnical users and produce project documentation Ability to troubleshoot root causes and develop solution

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Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a movie-making monster. The producer of Godzilla is a unit of Sony Corporation of America, the US arm...