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    Front End Web Developer
      Part-Time @ Luma Pictures
    Santa Monica, California, United States

    Luma Pictures is an Academy Award-nominated visual effects studio located a block from the beach near the Promenade in Santa Monica. As a UI/UX expert, you will work with our technical artists and back end engineers to design and create the products that form the backbone of our film pipeline.

    General Requirements:

    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Strong testing habits
    • Desire to fix problems at the source, manifested in frequent contributions to open source projects
    • Comfortable developing in a Linux environment
    • Ability to work on-site in Santa Monica

    Experience Requirements:

    • 4+ years front end experience
    • 2+ years ReactJS experience
    • Javascript ES6 and babel
    • CSS preprocessors such as stylus, sass, less
    • Front end build tools such as Webpack, gulp, grunt 


    • Deployment automation
    • Python proficiency
    • Experience designing websocket protocols

    Please apply through our


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    Back End Python Developer
      Part-Time @ Luma Pictures
    Santa Monica, California, United States

    You can:

    • Fix problems at the source, manifested in frequent contributions to open source projects
    • Develop in a Linux environment
    • Experience asynchronous programming such as gevent, tornado, asyncio, node.js, etc
    • Experience with serialization strategies such as json-schema, messagepack, protobufs, cap'n proto
    • Experience with deploying and optimizing WSGI servers such as uWSGI and gunicorn

    You have:

    • 5+ years python
    • Strong testing habits
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills


    • Experience using gevent and zeromq together (huge plus)
    • Experience designing protocols
    • Deployment automation, e.g. using fabric
    • Celery or other task queues
    • Python 3
    • PyPy
    • Docker


    Please apply through our




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    Systems Engineer
      Full-Time @ Electric Theatre Collective
    London, England, United Kingdom
    Upon Request



    Location: London

    Position: Full Time

    Reports To: Head Of Engineering

    Salary: Upon Request

    Description Of Role:


    Electric Theatre Collective are a rapidly expanding multi-award winning visual effects company with offices in London and Los Angeles. We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Systems Engineer to join our team in the London office.


    The engineer will be responsible for the smooth-running of the office, and will be expected to contribute to the technical roadmap of the company, investigating new technology and methods to help ensure that Electric Theatre stay ahead of the competition.


    Some of the software packages in use at Electric are Autodesk Flame, Flare and everything in between, Nuke, Maya, Houdini, Baselight, Adobe Creative Suite, Cinema 4D and more. The Systems Engineer will be expected support this software and the machines it resides on, actively looking to upgrade and improve on the current builds so that our artists have the best and most current tools available.


    The suitable candidate will be calm under pressure and will be able to prioritise tasks accordingly whilst managing the expectations of colleagues and clients. Troubleshooting is a necessity in this role and the engineer should feel confident investigating issues independently and escalating to support and the Head of Engineering where appropriate.

    Required for the Role:


    • 4 plus years experience in a similar role.

    • Advanced experience working with Linux, OSX, Windows in both a desktop and server environment.

    • Experience working with the aforementioned software packages although training will be given.

    • A strong knowledge of networking infrastructure.

    • Python and Bash scripting

    • Experience working with Network Attached Storage - GPFS or similar.

    • Licence server administration.

    • Working knowledge of DNS, DHCP and NIS.

    • A can-do approach to learning new skills and the desire to actively embrace new technology.

    Desirable Skills:


    • Experience working with provisioning systems such as Saltstack or Puppet would be an advantage.

    • Cable running and termination - Audio, Video, Power and Data.

    • TVIPS or similar video transport systems.

    • Teradici KVM extension.

    • Virtual machine management.


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    Post production engineer
      Full-Time @ ALT Systems
    Sunnyvale, California, United States
    150,000 - 200,000

    As a member of ALT Systems Video Systems Engineering and Desktop Support Team, you will design, implement, and maintain services which directly support our customers marketing creative teams at a large tech company in Sunnyvale.

    You'll be backed up by an experienced team of systems, network, and desktop engineers who lead the infrastructure for all video and motion graphics operations.

    Key Qualifications
    • Professional experience in a Systems/IT support position, ideally in a visual effects / editing / VR studio environment
    • 5+ years of experience with Linux, Unix, CoreOS, macOS, iOS, Windows, etc.
    • Experience with Maya, C4D, Houdini, and Adobe CC applications
    • Knowledge of rendering tools including VRay, Mantra, and Deadline
    • You run most Linux commands and utilities and have handled Linux servers in a post-production environment
    • You have a working knowledge of networking (TCP/IP) and the ability to fix networking issues
    • You have supported an application development team and have made an impact in an enterprise environment.
    • Knowledge of Xsan/Stornext SAN environments
    • Understanding of Virtualization administration (VMware)
    • Scripting skills, including Bash scripting, Python, SQL, and Ruby
    • Experience with software compilation, package management, virtualization, OS lifecycle management, diagnostic and performance troubleshooting/profiling a plus.
    • Broad experience supporting and maintaining common Linux/Unix applications and services, as well as a deep understanding of DNS, DHCP, LDAP, NFS, AutoFS, Kerberos, PAM, PXE, SNMP, SSH, VNC, X11, HTTP/S, and NTP
    • Familiar with installation and management of license servers like RLM and FLEXlm.
    • Experience with common version control software such as Perforce
    • Broadcast video experience using equipment like AJA/Blackmagic cards, cabling and termination, monitor calibration using SpectraCal Calman
    • Basic understanding and operation of professional video cameras such as the Arri Alexa, Sony Venice, Phantom Flex
    • Knowledge of DIT workflows, 3D LUTs, and on-set to editorial pipelines
    • Your dream is to work in a creative, dynamic, and meaningful work environment.
    You will have the opportunity to work in a team that leads in the design and creation of award-winning 2D and 3D marketing content. The role will be focused on enabling the teams' individual objectives by maintaining, servicing, and supporting the day-to-day technical support needs by the group.

    Troubleshooting application and OS issues, networking problems, and systems issues.
    Set up and put new workstations and render machines into operation.
    Set up and maintain Windows deployment and automation tools.
    Perform software installs and manage software licenses.
    Maintenance and monitoring of a Quantum Stornext SAN/Apple Xsan clients.
    Manage Deadline render farm configuration and help artists fix failed jobs.
    Bash/DOS/python scripting to automate processes and improve efficiency.
    Liaise with vendors for technical support when required.
    Participate in architectural planning discussions to ensure a consistent technology roadmap.
    Drive systems engineering projects to completion by working closely with technical and business partners.
    Spearhead the research and implementation of new technologies.

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    Senior System Administrator
      Full-Time @ Trixter Film
    Munich, Bayern, Germany


    System Administrators ensure the ongoing smooth running of our production systems with a view to developing the systems for the future. Location: Trixter Munich GmbH. This role would occasionally require providing support outside of core week-day hours and on weekends to support production deadlines.


    • Maintain and implement storage infrastructure
    • Implement the primary direction, and strategic road-map for IT systems (including networks, servers, infrastructure services, storage)
    • Advise and support implementation servers as well as large technical projects.
    • Maintain and support network infrastructure (monitoring, benchmarking, etc.)
    • Installing and supporting 3rd party software packages as well as managing license accounting
    • Support the hardware and software acquisition process
    • Setup, maintain and enhance already existing services and well as new ones


    Essential Skills:

    • Good analytical, organization and communication skills.
    • Ability to solve problems as they arise and remain calm in a fast-paced and highly pressurized environment.
    • Ability to manage conflicting demands and demonstrate flexibility
    • Ability to quickly understand the needs of the business and respond accordingly
    • Ability to quickly understand the output of a Company in order to affect decision-making

    Technical skills:

    • 5+ years experience working as a systems administrator
    • A degree in a Computer Science/IT or equivalent experience
    • Substantial Linux system administration experience using Red Hat and/or Fedora, Solaris and BSD type operating systems as well as Windows and OSX
    • A thorough knowledge of storage and networking concepts and techniques, layer2/3 switches and configuration
    • An understanding of technologies such as relational databases, NFS, SAN, File Systems (especially ZFS) and virtualization
    • A knowledge of scripting languages such as Shell/Bash, Python, PERL


    Highly regarded skills:

    • Experience of IBM spectrum protect and/or scale, ZFS and other storage technologies.
    • Experience of the specialized systems utilized in the VFX industry


    This opening is only open to people with an EU citizenship or with an existing German Visa.
    To apply, please send us your CV and cover letter to