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Systems Administrator, Endpoint Management

Apply NowApply Later Job ID R-03541 Location Emeryville, California, United States Business Pixar Animation Studios Date posted Nov. 07, 2022

Job Summary:

About Us Pixar’s Endpoint Management Team provides comprehensive, customer-focused support to the creators of some of the most iconic and beloved films of all time. The team creates exceptional technology experiences for Pixarians by ensuring that their computers, mobile devices, printers, peripherals and software are functional, secure, and well-integrated into the rest of the studio. About You You are passionate about technology in the workplace, and especially all things Apple - from iMacs to iPhones, Keynote to iCloud and everything in between. You care deeply about empowering people to take ownership of their computing experiences, and can demystify technical concepts to the layperson. You enjoy the challenge of complex problems, and understand that troubleshooting can be as much an art as it is a science. You respond promptly to today’s issues, but are inclined to automate solutions wherever possible. You effortlessly switch between an independent and a collaborative approach to problem solving, depending on the context at hand. You are excited by a fast-paced production environment where creativity and innovation are paramount. Most of all, you are inspired by technology and its role in making people productive and happy.


  • Manage, prioritize and resolve the IT Work Requests assigned to you
  • Participate in triage, troubleshooting, and assigning of incoming Work Requests
  • Serve as Tier 2 support for escalations from the help desk
  • Participate in help desk rotations as needed
  • Collaborate with Tier 3 engineers on complex issues as needed
  • Craft clear and concise documentation
  • Effectively communicate IT policy to the Pixar community
  • Evaluate software and hardware for use at the studio
  • Contribute to cross-team projects that improve the computing environment at Pixar
  • Assist with the backup, restoral and transfer of user data between local disks, cloud solutions and network shares
  • Participate in onboarding/offboarding, including account management, asset deployment, recovery and tracking, and peripheral support
  • Take an active role in shaping your professional development


  • Hybrid schedule, spending at least three days per week at Pixar’s magnificent campus
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
  • Occasionally requires extensive standing, walking, sitting, and working in awkward locations, such as data centers, theater projection booths, and under desks


  • 3+ years supporting macOS and iOS
  • Comfortable navigating and using a Unix shell
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and document project work
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple complex tasks and responsibilities


  • Jamf Pro administration
  • IT support in an enterprise environment
  • Supporting artists in a film studio or similar production environment
  • Using and supporting Adobe products and other artist tools
  • Scripting and automation tools
  • Windows support, including hardware, Microsoft Office, and AD account management

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-renoinswned 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,” “The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille,” “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.

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 segment 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.

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