Sony Pictures Imageworks is located on the unceded traditional territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. We are committed to respecting traditional lands, and working with communities towards reconciliation.

Job Description

Sony Pictures Imageworks Canada is seeking Intermediate to Senior Systems Engineers. Systems Engineering is responsible for first- and second-level support of 1,000+ users in a dynamic, high-performance production environment. The job demands astute and critical thinking coupled with Linux systems engineering to develop solutions for a unique industry combining high performance computing with digital artistry and storytelling. You will participate in projects utilizing new technologies in the areas of large-scale systems administration and engineering including building, configuring, installing, deploying and supporting workstations, servers and large scale storage systems. We are building a high performance global digital workflow for visual effects and animation production and this is a great opportunity to work on technically challenging projects in a very creative work environment of talented engineers and artists.


Primary areas of responsibility will include: 

  • Installation, deployment and maintenance of hardware, operating systems and software. 
  • Initiation of and participation in departmental and site-wide engineering projects. 
  • Specification, documentation and communication of requirements for engineering tasks across the enterprise. 
  • Technical assistance to a wide range of end users in a customer-service oriented organization. 
  • Mentoring to and advice on best practices for Systems Engineering personnel throughout the department. 
  • After hours, holiday and weekend support on-call 24/7 as scheduled in rotation with other engineers.

Preferred Skills: 

  • Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written. This includes the ability to provide thorough written documentation. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to perform as an individual and on a team. 
  • Scripting and programming abilities that maximize efficiency in daily tasks. 
  • Self-guided triage and follow-through skills to best respond to assigned duties.

Preferred Requirements: 

  • Degree in Computer Science or in a related field. Significant industry experience may be substituted. 
  • 7+ years experience in a large, high-performance technical computing site. 
  • 7+ years experience in installation, deployment and maintenance of Red Hat Enterprise Linux workstations and servers. 
  • Experience in supporting mission-critical systems to ensure high availability. 
  • Excellent working knowledge of Python, and the ability to write small C programs. 
  • Extensive networking experience with TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS, LDAP and other directory services, used across local and wide-area/metro-area networks of varying topologies. 
  • Hands-on experience with large-scale backup solutions and storage technologies. 
  • Experience with enterprise storage solutions both NAS and SAN

We value unique perspectives, and want diverse, unique talent to work with us.  We encourage candidates from all identities to apply.

*Sony Pictures Entertainment is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected characteristics.


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