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Junior Systems Administrator / Desktop Support - New York

Specializing in feature film visual effects and animation for international and local producers, Toronto based digital studio, Mr. X Inc. is comprised of a unique and gifted team of artists, filmmakers and programmers devoted to the art, craft and technology of visual storytelling.

We are currently looking to add a Jr. Systems Administrator to our team.


  • Provide hardware and software desktop support to artists and production; responding to technical requests to assist in maintaining productions,
  • Install and upgrade systems in a timely manner,
  • Installation, configuring and support of operating systems across Mr. X,
  • Maintenance of workstations when required. Assist in maintenance of renderfarm,
  • Other similar 'fire fighting' duties in Systems department as required.
  • Some heavy lifting of systems, and assisting with moving servers and other IT equipment required.


  • Experience with Linux (We use CentOS!), Windows 7 and/or OS X. Our operating system usage is split about 70/20/10 (Linux being the highest),
  • Strong ability to understand issues as they arise and assist in troubleshooting
  • A strong desire to learn new skills and technology,
  • Basic understanding of networking and associated protocols/applications (DNS, DHCP, PXE, Active Directory, NFS, SAMBA/CIFS....)
  • Ability to work within our team and also as a person who can work independently.

Nice to have:

  • Ability to read and understand Python.
  • Previous experience in the Media & Entertainment industry. Extra points if VFX!

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