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[vox-jobs] DreamWorks Animation Hiring - Sr. Linux Systems Admin /Systems Programmer


DreamWorks Animation develops and produces high quality computer generated (CG) animated films. Our recent releases include Shrek 2, Sharktale, Madagascar and Wallace & Gromit, The Curse of the Were-Rabbit



Seeking Sr. Linux Systems Administrators / Systems Programmers at both studio locations:

*Glendale, California

*Redwood City, California


How to apply:

Please paste/copy resume into the body of an email with "Sr. Systems Admin/Programmer" in the subject line.  Then send to recruiting@pdi.com. 


*No attachments please, due to virus concerns.





_ Designs/implements management tools for complex local and wide-area networks of machines.

_ Designs/implements and automates administration of network services.

_ Works under general direction from senior management.

_ Recommends policies on system use, services, and procedures.

_ Provides technical leadership to system administrators, system programmers, or others of equivalent seniority.


Required Skills:

_ Strong interpersonal and communications skills; capable of writing proposals or papers, acting as a vendor liaison, making presentations to client audiences or professional peers, and working closely with upper management.

_ Ability to solve problems quickly and automate processes.

_ A solid understanding of an operating system; understands paging and swapping, inter-process communications, devices and what device drivers do, file system concepts (inode, clustering, logical partitions), can use performance analysis to tune systems.

_ A solid understanding of networking/distributed computing environment concepts; understands principles of routing, client/server programming, and the design of consistent network-wide filesystem layouts.

_ Extensive programming experience in Perl, shell, and C.

_ Ability to find and correct defects in existing C code repositories affecting system performance.

_ Ability to create new operating-system-level services and/or modifying existing services.

_ Experience programming in an Oracle and PL/SQL environment.

_ Experience designing, building, configuring, and managing NFS and autofs environments.

_ Experience designing, building, configuring, and managing an LDAP infrastructure.

_ Experience with TCP/IP networking protocols. Ability to debug (tcpdump, etherpeek, netstat, lsof ) and program at the network level.

_ Experience installing/configuring and automating maintenance of DNS/BIND.

_ Experience with network security (e.g., configuring firewalls, deploying authentication systems, or applying cryptography to network applications).

_ Experience with host security (e.g., passwords, uids/gids, SIDs, file permissions, ACLs, filesystem integrity, use of security packages).

_ Experience with Kerberos.

_ Experience installing/configuring server hardware, peripherals, and storage systems.

_ Experience coordinating multiple independent computer facilities (e.g., working for the central group at a large company).

_ Experience at sites with over 1,000 computers, over 1,000 users, and over a 100 terabytes of disk space.

_ Ability to apply statistical analysis techniques for performance analysis or debugging purposes for 1000+ concurrently operating systems.


Required Background:

_ More than ten years of previous UNIX and/or Linux system administration experience.

_ More than five years of UNIX and/or Linux programming experience.

_ Last-tier service support experience in an on-call pager rotation.


Desirable Background and Skills:

_ A degree in computer science or a related field.

_ Extensive programming background in any applicable language.

_ Publications within the field of system administration.

_ Experience as postmaster of a site.

_ Experience programming in a TCP/IP multicast networking environment.

_ Experience implementing and developing to a single-sign on authentication environment.

_ Experience with X and OpenGL software development.

_ Experience as a database administrator.

_ Experience installing/configuring load balancers, packet shapers, or proxies.

_ Experience with administration of charge-back accounting for service consumption.

_ Experience with Network Appliance file servers and/or development with NetApp API's and protocols.


Company Perks:

We offer a casual, fun & collaborative work environment; free food; onsite dry-cleaning, film developing and car wash services; training and artistic development classes; discounts to movie theatres, theme parks, zoos, Hewlett Packard and Verizon wireless products; and of course movie screenings!



Visit us at:  www.dreamworksanimation.com

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