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Sr. Systems Engineer

Emeryville, California, United States

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Job ID R-03262 Location Emeryville, California, United States Business Pixar Animation Studios Date posted Apr. 06, 2022

Job Summary:

Our team is looking for an upbeat, technical professional that is driven by new challenges to and opportunities to innovate at Pixar. As a Sr. Systems Engineer you will support the infrastructure and platform solutions that enable Pixarians to produce amazing animated movies. You’ll work alongside hard-working individuals and leap at the chance to take on new challenges, improve processes and drive operational efficiencies. Almost forgot to mention, you’ll love working here because we are so much fun. The ideal candidate will help us find ways to build and run services in a repeatable, collaborative DevOps style, solving problems before anyone notices them and leaving systems more reliable and secure than they found them.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain and support enterprise software platforms: Kafka, ELK, K8s, ldap
  • Excellent scripting language skills in a language such as Python, Perl, Bash
  • Deploy, evaluate, and resolve issues with new and existing applications in our environment
  • Perform regular maintenance tasks including application patching, app/plugin updates, and configuration changes
  • Ensure applications are consistently monitored, backed up, and documented
  • Investigate and provide root cause analysis for incidents
  • Define and detail standard run books and operating procedures
  • Shares knowledge freely, assisting teammates in learning coding, systems engineering, etc., helping to raise the overall skill level of the team
  • Participates in on-call rotation for 24x7 environment

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of professional experience in system administration supporting Linux (RedHat/CentOS preferred) in areas such as automated OS installation and security best-practices, package management, machine provisioning and lifecycle management
  • Outstanding troubleshooting skills with computer hardware, operating systems, and applications
  • Understanding of core network services such as DNS, DHCP and LDAP
  • Strong experience automating tasks via Python or other scripting tools
  • Strong interpersonal and documentation skills and the ability to work well in a team environment
  • Software engineering skills, including familiarity with git, code reviews, automated testing, and continuous integration
  • Experience working with and maintaining configuration management tools (Ansible, Puppet, Chef, Salt, or similar)
  • Proficiency with diagnostic and performance monitoring tools (Cacti, Zabbix, Splunk, Grafana, Prometheus, Kabana, etc)
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent professional experience or education

About Pixar Animation Studios:

Pixar Animation Studios, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is an Academy Award®-winning film studio with world-renowned technical, creative and production capabilities in the art of computer animation. The Northern California studio has created some of the most successful and beloved animated films of all time, including “Toy Story,” “Monsters, Inc.,” “Cars,” “Theer Internationalt)ouille,” “WALL•E,” “Up,” “Toy Story 3,” “Brave,” “Inside Out,” and “Coco.” Its movies have won 35 Academy Awards® and have grossed more than $13 billion at the worldwide box office to date.

Pixar's objective is to combine proprietary technology and world-class creative talent to develop computer-animated feature films with memorable characters and heartwarming stories that appeal to audiences of all ages.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Pixar Inc., which is part of a business we call Pixar Animation Studios.

Pixar Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

Pixar Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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