22DOGS, a company operating in the VFX sector with offices in Milan and Tenerife, is looking for a Senior System Administrator to join its Italian headquarter in Milan. The selected individual will be part of a technologically dynamic, stimulating, and continuously growing environment, primarily working onsite under the supervision of the IT Systems Manager.
The Senior System Administrator will have the following responsibilities:
  • Analyze the studio's internal technology in terms of hardware and software.
  • Design improvements to maximize the efficiency of the production department.
  • Manage various infrastructure components to enable the production staff to work seamlessly.
  • Manage and enhance the network infrastructure with a focus on remote access needs.
  • Handle cybersecurity towards external threats and user-side logging.
  • Coordinate operations in a mixed operating system environment (80% Windows, 15% Linux, 5% Mac).
  • Negotiate contracts with new suppliers for the installation of new technologies and manage existing supplies.
  • Prepare cost-benefit analyses for any workflow changes.
  • Be at the forefront of research and development of new tools and equipment to facilitate studio operations.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in computer engineering or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in the IT sector.
  • Extensive knowledge of network infrastructure and its various components.
  • Strong knowledge of cybersecurity and network security.
  • Solid scripting skills in multiple environments (Bash Scripting, Windows Batch, Powershell).
  • Solid knowledge of Windows and Linux operating systems (Debian-based and RH-based).
  • Solid knowledge of required hardware.
  • Solid knowledge of HTTP/REST services and their implementation.
  • Solid knowledge of LDAP and user network management in a mixed environment.
  • Knowledge of databases (Postgres and Mongo).

Desired Requirements (in addition to the minimum):
  • Knowledge of the VFX industry and its technologies (from DCC software like Maya, Houdini, Nuke to dispatchers like Deadline).
  • Medium to advanced proficiency in Python programming.
  • Previous experience in engineering similar infrastructures in the VFX industry.
  • Previous experience in engineering storage systems (both hardware and software).