Linux System Administrator

Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Department: Technology

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

We are searching for a Linux Systems Administrator to join our Vancouver Technology team! The role will be responsible for managing and maintaining systems, network infrastructure and related platforms for our Vancouver and Kelowna studio locations. The ideal candidate will be an intermediate level administrator with a diversified skill set that caters to both systems and network admin tasks.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Working with other Systems Administrators with the Installation, configuration, administration and maintenance of Bardel's server, network and storage infrastructure.
  • Maintain render farm machines onsite and offsite
  • Administration and maintenance of our Virtual and Cloud infrastructure.
  • Ensure Bardel's security policies are deployed and maintained throughout the studio's infrastructure.
  • Preparation and maintenance of infrastructure documentation on all systems, procedures and solutions to issues.
  • Maintain and manage Bardel’s server and network monitoring tools.
  • Recommend and evaluate open source and off-the-shelf software solutions.
  • Troubleshooting and resolving issues with production and administration applications
  • Troubleshooting and resolving network infrastructure issues.
  • Provide input into potential improvements in efficiency, reliability and performance of the animation pipeline.
  • Assist and mentor the Desktop Support team.

What you bring to the table:

  • Minimum 3+ years experience as a System Administrator or Systems Engineer
  • Post secondary education in Computer Sciences, IT or equivalent experience an asset
  • Strong knowledge of Linux (CentOS, Red Hat)
  • Experience with network services and architecture (DHCP, DNS, TCP/IP, LAN, WAN, WLAN, VPN, etc.)
  • Experience managing and maintaining network infrastructure (Brocade, Mellanox, Palo Alto etc.)
  • Experience with Microsoft Server (Active Directory, DNS, DHCP)
  • Experience with automated deployment (Foreman, Puppet)
  • Experience in heterogeneous computing environments
  • Excellent communication skills

Additional pluses:

  • Experience in the media and entertainment industry (VFX, television, animation or gaming)
  • Knowledge of cloud computing (AWS)
  • Knowledge of Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Virtualization / oVirt
  • Knowledge of storage technologies (Pixstor, NetApp, Isilon)
  • Knowledge of Docker, Kubernetes and OpenShift
  • Knowledge of Python and PowerShell
  • Experience with video conferencing and VOIP (Cisco, Mitel)

Why work at Bardel?

We've got great people here, and for good reasons. Bardel offers a generous benefit package, regular social events and ongoing development opportunities for employees to advance their careers through work on prominent and exciting industry projects. You will collaborate with other influential, career-minded creative professionals from around the world, and have the opportunity to grow in your career.

What we want to see in your application:   

Tell us why YOU are the person for the position and how you meet the position’s criteria. Forward us your current resume and samples of your work (eg. a link to your website or reel – don’t hesitate to show off a little!). 

How to apply:

Please visit our website at to apply.   

Thank YOU!

We thank all applicants who express an interest in being part of the Bardel team. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of submissions received, we will only be in touch with those that are a compelling match for one of our current openings.

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