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Senior Systems Engineer

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10022036 Location Mumbai, India Business Industrial Light & Magic Date posted Oct. 10, 2022

Job Summary:

The youngest of all the ILM studios, the India 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 five studios and the global team shares tools and workflow allowing for seamless collaboration on all shared projects. 

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

The Sr Systems Engineer is responsible for designing and developing all aspects of the studio production infrastructure. They will be tasked with designing, developing and maintaining studio infrastructure used by all departments throughout the company, and to ensure smooth operation of our multi-site, award winning, visual effects company.

What You’ll Do

  • Partners with local and global technology teams, artists and productions to maintain and develop efficient systems and services 

  • Participates in day to day operations and tasks in the local studio

  • Provides mentoring and assistance for IT and other support teams

  • Serves as knowledge resource for systems and services used at ILM

  • Proactively drives resolution of high level technical incidents and issues

  • Monitors and maintains the health of core systems, services and resources

  • Optimizes and updates existing systems and services, with an emphasis on security and reliability

  • Creates new systems and services

  • Leads technical projects from initial concept to completion

  • Communicates with others to determine technical requirements and disseminate information regarding project status.

  • Exercises independent judgment in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining a goal

  • Expected to lead discussions surrounding future systems and services roadmaps and initiatives

  • Manages the evaluation and development of emerging technology

  • Maintains working relationships with vendors, integrators, and service contractors

  • Maintains systems engineering standards and practices, with relevant documentation

  • Participates in regular status and planning meetings

What We’re Looking For

  • Degree in Computer Science, or equivalent professional experience.

  • 6-10 years experience of systems engineering in complex heterogeneous environments

  • Experience initiating projects, driving them, and reporting back on the results to key stakeholders

  • Experience mentoring others in company procedures

  • Required Skills/Competencies

    • A positive, “can-do” attitude but not be afraid to ask for help when getting outside experience base or comfort zone

    • A clear and concise communicator with ability to keep both end users and managers informed on progress and requests

    • An effective listener, able to engage with technical and  non-technical audiences to discover what their requirements are

    • 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

    • A creative thinker and innovator: Able to devise and employ ingenious solutions to difficult problems

    • A passionate and charismatic personality: Ability to inspire and motivate

  • Technical Skills

    • Expert knowledge of Linux including maintaining, trouble-shooting and optimizing Linux-based server and desktop infrastructure 

    • Advanced knowledge of Bash, Python or other scripting or programming language 

    • Advanced knowledge of deploying and managing high-performance storage, network, render and server infrastructure 

    • Advanced knowledge of automating desktop and server deployments and configurations

    • Advanced knowledge of deploying and managing virtual server and desktop infrastructure

    • Advanced knowledge of deploying and managing cloud-based services and infrastructure

  • Preferred Skills/Competencies

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

    • Experience with media and film systems and technologies 

    • Experience with hardware and software used in high-end visual effects image and graphics pipelines 

    • Experience working with remote desktop and streaming solutions


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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