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Senior Network Engineer

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10022262 Location Mumbai, India Business Industrial Light & Magic Date posted Oct. 10, 2022

Job Summary:

ILM is opening its Mumbai studio in the fall of 2022. The youngest of all of the ILM studios, the Mumbai studio leverages the expertise and technological know-how developed over 40 years at Industrial Light & Magic combined with the top artists and technicians in the region. Knowledge and culture flow freely between the company’s six studios and the global team shares tools and workflow allowing for seamless partnership on all projects. 

We are looking for a Senior Network Engineer who reflects the innovative spirit, creative talent, production excellence, and passion for great filmmaking that define ILM.

The Senior Network Engineer will oversee the installation, maintenance, upgrades and support of all network hardware, firewalls, load balancers, vpn systems and all related equipment and services throughout the Lucasfilm and ILM facilities, domestic and international. This position is also tasked with developing and maintaining the core design and operations of network services, ensuring the smooth and efficient deployment and execution of network services for use throughout the user base. They will be active in both development projects and service support.

While drawing on traditional IT techniques, they will also take advantage of modern DevOps approaches to ensure the availability of services that provide the core foundation of IT that are essential for the smooth operation of our multi-site, award winning film production and visual effects companies.

What You’ll Do

  • Act as a technical lead on key technology projects, ensuring implementations follow best practices and are in line with project objectives.

  • Provide internal level 3 support on technologies within IT Operations. Perform network troubleshooting to isolate and diagnose advanced problems.  Monitor the incident queue and take ownership of issues needing resolution.

  • Drive operational efficiencies and reliability of the IT infrastructure to the highest levels, through implementing effective service monitoring, maintenance programs and foundational system design with a global perspective.

  • Work closely with other technical groups to ensure that IT standards and technologies are in line with overall technical direction and security posture of Lucasfilm and its companies.

  • Maintain documentation and processes around key IT services in the organization.

  • Mentor other Network Engineers to advance their technical knowledge of various systems, automation and DevOps strategies.

  • Provide excellent customer service, including clear verbal and written communications.

  • Must be available via mobile phone to participate in team on-call rotations during work and non-work hours.

  • Participates in the activities of the globally distributed IT team, including development and support activities, regular status and planning meetings as time zones permit.

  • Partner closely with IT, PE, IS and R&D teams globally.

  • Ensures the high availability of configuration management and service deployment systems.

  • Analyze business requirements to develop technical network solutions, perform network modeling, analysis, and planning. Design, test, and inspect data communications systems. Develop technology roadmaps with the team.

What We’re Looking For

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computing Science, or equivalent professional experience.

  • 10+ years of experience as a professional IT Network Engineer, preferably in the visual effects or computer animation industries, building and supporting networking technologies in a multi-platform high performance production environment.

  • A clear and concise communicator, written and verbal, with the ability to keep end users informed of progress and managers informed of requests.

  • An effective listener: able to engage with and understand others to discover what their requirements are.

  • An effective team player with a proven ability to resolve problems professionally and systematically.

  • An effective time manager: must be able to prioritize a multitude of requests and not be afraid to ask for help if the path isn’t clear.

  • Passionate about delivering rigorous follow-through on assigned tasks.

  • An agile, flexible and quick thinker: this is an energetic, dynamic environment requiring an ability to adapt to rapidly changing requirements.

  • Detailed oriented, highly organized self-starter, able to multi-task without supervision.

  • Strong customer service attitude and skills.

  • Network switching and routing (Brocade & Arista a plus), firewalls, load balancers, VPN appliances.

  • Knowledge of carrier technologies such as DWDM, BGP, IPv6 experience as well as the ability to work well with network providers for installation and troubleshooting.

  • Analytical and detail oriented.

  • Deep knowledge of networking technologies including: OSPF, BGP, VRF, MPLS, DWDM/CWDM, VxLAN, IPSEC, sFlow, Spanning-tree configurations and troubleshooting.

  • Knowledge of IP and be able to troubleshoot various issues using packet sniffers.

  • Thorough understanding of system performance issues and tuning

  • Deep understanding of IT security concepts, procedures and implementations.

  • Proven experience designing, building, automating and running large-scale technical infrastructures in a multi-site, multi-platform environment.

  • Proven experience in mentoring peers to increase the technical skills and abilities of the team.

  • Excellent and thorough documentation skills.

  • Experience with cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform.

  • Experience creating distributed, scalable systems that are fault tolerant and reliable.

  • Preferred Skills / Competencies:

    • Knowledge of ITIL framework concepts.

    • Understanding of

      • Different project management methodologies.

      • Storage clusters, fiber channel, NAS and associated storage technologies.

      • Server and client operating systems, Linux, Mac and Windows.

    • Experience in systems automation with scripting languages, such as Javascript/GoogleScript.


About Industrial Light & Magic:

Founded in 1975 by George Lucas, ILM is the leading effects facility in the world, serving the motion picture, commercial production, and attraction industries. ILM has created visual effects for over 325 feature films and has played a key role in seven of the top 10 worldwide box-office hits of all time and has contributed to 25 of the top 50. ILM has set the standard for visual effects, creating some of the most stunning images in the history of film. At the forefront of the digital revolution, the company continues to break new ground in visual effects, VR, AR, and Immersive Cinema.

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 UTV Software Communications Private Ltd, which is part of a business we call Industrial Light & Magic.

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