Monitor, manage and keep the renderfarm running at maximum capacity.
Monitor jobs on the “Pixar Tractor” render manager: identify stalling jobs, follow upand report failed jobs to artists/Production.
Check and re-start failed render tasks.
Update and maintain Render Manager job priorities according to instructions from production.
Monitor disk space usage and flag high disk or network usage over-night.
Restart unreliable blades and report them to the IT as necessary for later diagnosis.
Provide first level technical support to artists and production team members.
Provide additional information to, and where required, liaise with the IT team to assist in trouble-shooting larger technical issues.
A focus in Computer Science/Engineering as an undergraduate is a major plus.
Experience with Linux/UNIX, in particular the shell environment and navigating through the file system is a requirement.
Experience and/or interests in any of the following IT technologies is a benefit: ZFS, Layer 2 Networking, esxi, vsphere, pfsense, RHEL, iSCSI, git, rpm, Bacula, NFS, SMB, python, Asterisk, Ansible, Graphite, Nagios, Observium, Cacti, Solaris, bash, csh.
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
Good organizational skills and attention to detail.
Ability to handle a fast paced, occasionally high pressure environment
Ability to work well both independently and as part of a team
Willingness to work very flexible hours, including weekends and/or evenings.
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