System Administrator - Lead

  • Bangalore, India
  • Full-time

Company Description

MPC have been one of the global leaders in VFX for over 25 years and counting, with industry-leading facilities in London, Vancouver, Montréal, Los Angeles, New York, Amsterdam, Paris, Shanghai and Bangalore Renowned for adding visual wonder and creative expertise to the advertising, film and entertainment industries, some of our most famous projects include blockbuster movies such as The Jungle Book, Blade Runner 2049, Alien: Covenant, Ghost in the Shell, the Harry Potter franchise, Prometheus and Life of Pi. MPC's advertising campaigns include work for brands such as Samsung, Coca Cola, Sony, John Lewis and Channel 4. Our broad range of skill-sets provide a multitude of creative solutions, including concept design, pre-viz, shoot supervision, 2D compositing, 3D/CG effects, animation, motion design, software development, digital & experiential production, colour grading for advertising and any combination of these services. MPC is the sum of the parts: creative partners and a range of creative solutions harnessed through a dedication to collaboration. It all comes together in our enthusiastic and talented people, working every day to be a part of creating some of the best and most inspirational work in the industry. - hiring through

Job Description

  • Responsible for the overall health and Datacenter operations catering to all infrastructure services
  • Act as the senior technical contact, responsible for daily communications with multiple global technology support teams
  • Guide operations staff surrounding technology issues, lead and develop the system administrators team
  • Meet the delivery standards as per the agreement that includes quality of deliverables, appropriate documentation
  • Participate in all technical tasks defined for the team as and when appropriate, ensure completion for user support requests
  • Be aware of the ongoing Infrastructure issues and vigilant to avoid / minimize downtime of services
  • Understand business environments to prioritize incidents
  • Interact with other infrastructure teams to make sure the requirements are addressed in time
  • Identify operational risks and contribute to mitigate the same
  • Provide technical inputs to assist create project plans & schedules, effort estimates, requirement gathering & analysis, risk analysis
  • Identify service delivery issues and implement corrective actions
  • Periodically review and update existing process documentation, process workflows, document templates, communication template and checklists
  • Prepare new best practices documents, technical, and processes documents for project / technology as applicable.
  • Knowledge of cloud platforms such as AWS, Google Cloud, Azure
  • Participate in new technology reviews, POCs and adoption

·        Manage local vendor engagement

Technical knowledge/skills:

  • Extensive hands on experience with x86 Operating systems running on Linux, preferred experience on Centos or RedHat Enterprise OS
  • Hands on experience on configuring, managing and administration of  high performing clusters on multi-vendor OS and hardware
  • Experience in managing virtual infrastructure – VMware
  • Good understanding of storage platform on EMC Isilon,  storage filesytems like NFS, DFS and SMB
  • In depth knowledge of network services on a multi-vendor network architecture
  • Strong understanding of server/workstation hardware solutions from Dell or HP
  • Strong scripting skills (e.g. Shell, Python, Bash, Powershell etc.)
  • Experience and awareness of security, audit, risk and compliance within enterprise IT environment

·        Experience with ITIL processes


  • 7-10 years of experience working with IT infrastructure in a media or high performance computing environment


  • A strong commitment to quality, service and reliability
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills
  • Capability to learn and adapt quickly
  • Strong ability to work under pressure
  • Work well with others in a team environment
  • Desire to learn from others and to take on increasingly challenging work
  • Strong creative ability and flair
  • Ability to mentor and provide feedback to junior employees
  • Excellent team building skills



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