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Chicken Bone FX

Manhattan Beach, California - United States
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Systems Engineer

Description

Key Responsibilities:
The Systems Engineer will be responsible for adapting, maintaining, and scaling an AWS cloud infrastructure for our small but growing visual effects company servicing the television and film industry.
The Systems Engineer should be at a senior level in their career and looking not only for a place to use their experience but also a place to grow. Initially, the Systems Engineer will fulfill the responsibilities listed below however, long term we are looking for this person to desire a technology leadership role within a company. To that end, not only is technical expertise required, but also strategy, business, and people management skills.
  • Be responsible for the planning, implementation, and growth of the AWS cloud infrastructure
  • Build, release, and manage the configuration of all production systems
  • Manage a continuous integration and deployment methodology for server-based technologies
  • Work alongside architecture and engineering teams to design and implement any scalable software services
  • Ensure necessary system security by using best in class cloud security solutions
  • Stay current with new technology options and vendor products, evaluating which ones would be a good fit for the company
  • Implement continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipelines when necessary
  • Recommend process and architecture improvements
  • Troubleshoot the system and solve problems across all platform and application domains
  • Oversee pre-production acceptance testing to ensure the high quality of a company’s services and products
Requirements:
  • 10+ years of experience as a systems engineer
  • Must have experience with Virtual Desktop Interfaces (Pooling, deployment, maintenance, Golden Templates, Updates, etc.), Teradici (PCoIP) and/or VMware (Blast Extreme)
  • Experience designing and building web environments on AWS, which includes working with services like EC2, ELB, RDS, and S3
  • Experience building and maintaining cloud-native applications
  • A solid background in Linux/Unix and Windows server system administration
  • Experience using DevOps tools in a cloud environment, such as Ansible, Artifactory, Docker, GitHub, JenkinsKubernetes, Maven, and Sonar Qube
  • An understanding of writing Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC), using tools like CloudFormation or Terraform
  • Knowledge of one or more of the most-used programming languages available for today’s cloud computing (i.e., Python, SQL data, XML data, R math, Clojure math, Haskell functional, Erlang functional, Python procedural, and Go procedural languages)
  • Experience in troubleshooting distributed systems
  • Proficiency in script development and scripting languages
  • The ability to be a team player
  • The ability and skill to train other people in procedural and technical topics
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
Pluses:
  • Familiarity with VMware Horizon deployments
  • Familiarity with theory, concepts, and real-world application of Continuous Delivery (CD), which requires familiarity with tools like AWS CodeBuild, AWS CodeDeploy, and AWS CodePipeline
  • An understanding of automation
  • Experience in the television/film production or post-production industry.
  • Experience with the pipeline, technology, and software used in visual effects: ShotGrid, Nuke, Houdini, Maya, RedShift
Employment Type & Benefits:
  • Chicken Bone FX values people and work/life balance. Overtime is discouraged and avoided.
  • Staff W-2 Position with medical, dental, vision, and other benefits. Paid time off, paid holidays, paid sick days.
  • Full-time (40 hours per week), with the possibility of occasional overtime.
  • Pay rate will be commensurate with experience.
  • Location: USA - work remotely. No relocation required.