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Lead Systems Administrator

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Stockholm
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Stockholm

Important Looking Pirates is an award winning VFX studio located in the heart of Stockholm, Sweden. We work with the biggest clients on some of the most interesting and challenging shows anywhere in the world. Our main focus has always been to deliver the absolute highest quality in the world, bar none. We are a diverse company with colleagues from all over the world, with a great and welcoming company culture.

As our new Lead Systems Administrator you will be responsible for maintaining and further developing the company’s systems and infrastructure as well as mentoring and leading team members. You and the team will be collaborating closely with other key technology departments such as Pipeline and R&D to make sure the infrastructure and technology supports the ever increasing requirements for high end visual effects.

If you currently or in the past have held a position as a Systems Administrator, Systems Engineer, Technical Lead or DevOps Engineer this is your opportunity to do what you love in a highly creative environment!

Task and responsibilities

This role includes but are not limited to the following:

  • Maintain and further develop operation of all systems and infrastructure.
  • Ensure that all systems are deployed and kept up to date with accurate operational documentation and monitoring.
  • Ensure system performance by performing system monitoring and analysis, performance tuning, troubleshooting system hardware, software, and operating system issues.
  • Collaborate with R&D and Pipeline team to resolve technical problems as well as developing new solutions
  • Provide technical management oversight, assign work across the team, and mentor team members.
  • Stay up to date with industry trends, evaluating and recommending new solutions.

Required skills

  • Deep knowledge of Linux systems administration and management.
  • Experience with large-scale storage solutions such as Isilon, GPFS, Gluster.
  • Extensive knowledge of networking, security and scalability.
  • Prior experience in datacenter management and planning.
  • High level of analysis and problem solving skills
  • Resourceful and proactive in gathering information, making decisions and taking action
  • Able to manage own workload and balance conflicting priorities
  • Demonstrated ability in leading technical teams and collaborating across departments.
  • Enthusiastic, organized and confident.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.

Desired skills

  • Puppet, Ansible, Terraform
  • VMware/OpenStack/Ovirt
  • Kubernetes
  • Prometheus/ELK
  • BGP/ECMP/IPsec

Great Place to Work

  • You get to be a pirate

  • Social and friendly work environment

  • We do world class epic stuff

  • Innovative and fast-paced culture

  • Centrally located kick-ass office

  • Work–life balance perks

About the company

Important Looking Pirates is one of Scandinavia's biggest visual effects studios. Located in the heart of Stockholm we create photorealistic VFX for international TV series and feature films.

ILP was founded by artists in 2007 with the vision to become one of the top international suppliers of VFX. Since our management are artists themselves the focus of the company has always been on the quality of our work. That focus has not only earned us the big productions we are working on today but also international recognition and several of the most prestigious industry awards. We can proudly say that we have assembled one of the best visual effects teams in the business, currently with around 110 talents from all corners of the world.

Our latest projects include films like Star Wars - The Last Jedi, Jurassic World - Fallen Kingdom and Aladdin, and TV series like Carnival Row, Game of Thrones, Westworld and Lost in Space.

Our new headquarters is located in the famous Norstedts building on the islet of Riddarholmen. The office is designed to inspire creativity and to provide the best possible work environment for creating spectacular visual effects. Almost a third of the office consists of social areas where the pirates gather to have lunch and celebratory fikas, get company updates, participate in fussball tournaments, and hang out for Friday beers.

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