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jobby: Linux/Unix/Windows System Administrator, Imax Inc, Toronto

August 11, 2010

IMAX Corporation is seeking a Linux/Unix/Window System Administration to assist the Digital System Administrator in providing technical support to high-profile film projects.  This is a full-time
contract position for a period of approximately 4 months.

Install or reinstall Linux (Fedora or CentOS experience preferred)/Unix/Window OS on a multi-server distributed computing and post-production system.
Monitor the operation of the multi-server distributed computing and post-production system, track the system logs and prevent potential problems.  Manage disk usage and network loads.
Set up hardware, software and system data file structure for specific film production projects.  Check and repair Linux/Unix file systems.
Provide daily technical support to the film production team.
Transfer data files to specific servers as required.
Install or reinstall proprietary and commercial graphics software.  Debug problems related to hardware or OS.
Responsible for tape drive I/O operation, monitoring and scheduling.
Write shell scripts (Bourne & Perl) for task scheduling and automation.  Schedule recurring maintenance and monitoring tasks with Linux Cron and Crontab.
Responsible for hardware debugging and replacement.  Set up external hard drives for file exchange with external customers.
Responsible for daily 3D preview screenings.  Compile image data stream for display.  Operate digital projectors.

Experience as UNIX/Linux system administrator for high data traffic sites with multiple servers in 24/7 operation.
2 years of experience with script programming.
1 year of experience with network administration.
2 year of experience with MySQL.
In-depth knowledge of Windows user administration.
In-depth understanding of NFS/RAID, FTP, TAR, DTF tape system.
Experience of working a film/video post-production environment preferred.
Ability to work over-time, evenings and weekends.


Interested candidates should submit the following information to quoting “Systems Administrator” in the subject line.
Cover letter (body of email or attached as .pdf or .doc format) confirming the following information:
Your availability during August to October
Your ability to work evenings, weekends and overtime
Pay expectations (daily rate)
Confirm work authorization for Canada – Local residents preferred.
Current resume (attached as .pdf or .doc format)

We thank all applicants for their interest in IMAX but only those selected for interview will be contacted. IMAX is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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