Systems Administrator / Systems Engineer
Brand New School - Santa Monica, CA

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Systems Administrator / Systems Engineer

Brand New School is a bicoastal design, animation, live action and interactive production company. We are seeking a Systems Administrator / Systems Engineer for our Santa Monica-based studio. Our work can be viewed at


  • Offer IT support to the studio, from workstation and server installation to assisting in the development of 2D and 3D pipelines
  • Perform backups; asset management; network user management; email, desktop and mobile support; CG pipeline and cg render management
  • Ensure all staff and crew have the equipment they need to operate efficiently
  • Oversee network hardware and software including render farm/pipeline management * Provide high-level technical support and problem determination/resolution * Provide AV support ensuring that audio-visual requests are met * Provide limited telephony support
  • Manage software licenses
  • Work with EP to prepare budgets and forecast for equipment and software requirements
  • Build relationships with suppliers


  • Experience supporting designers, animators, visual effects artists and/or production studios * Experience supporting and maintaining software: Adobe Creative Suite, Autodesk Flame and Maya, Apple Final Cut Pro, The Foundry Nuke, Vray, Cinema 4D, Thinkbox Deadline (or similar render management tool)
  • Knowledge of all Apple products, software and workflows is a must * Experience in mixed Mac OS, Linux, and Windows environment
  • An understanding of servers, networking, switches, routers, data backup and data storage
  • UNIX/Linux support experience
  • Knowledge of rules based firewall * Ability to design, implement, and troubleshoot video routing and A/V issues
  • Ability to effectively diagnose, troubleshoot, and repair computer operating systems, user accounts and printing issues * Experience providing Flame support
  • A pleasant demeanor

Ideal but not essential:

  • Coding / scripting experience: Python and MEL
  • PowerShell / batch / bash scripting
  • Systems Administration / System Engineer certification in Unix and Microsoft is a plus

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