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Linux Systems Administrator

The Molecule
New York, New York, United States
November 28, 2016

Molecule VFX NY - Linux Systems Administrator

The Molecule is a Visual Effects and Motion Graphics company located in NY and LA that specializes in Television, Feature Films, Interactive, and VR content.

Job Description

• The person in the role is responsible for maintaining a tech infrastructure that supports 100+ desktops and 400+ TB of storage

• Sysadmin will maintain disk shares, quotas, and ACLs

• Sysadmin will administer user accounts and ensure that shared home directories are working properly

• Candidate will be aware of best practices for POSIX permissions, groups, etc.


• The candidate must be fluent in Unix/Linux, and be comfortable with OS X

• This individual should be an expert with Networking and Firewalls, also 10GbE networking

• We seek someone comfortable working in a NAS environment running NFS

• The ideal candidate would be familiar with Isilon

• We seek someone with experience transitioning into cloud computing, including rsync automation, docker, CoreOS, etc

• Ideal candidate will be interested in Visual Effects and the needs involved with rendering, artist experience, and high availability (HA) resources.

Compensation - This is a salaried position with:

• health insurance

• 10 vacation days / 5 personal days

• 401k options

• performance bonus

• exciting and growing work environment

Candidate will be able to respond with how many nodes are possible in a /23 network, and why that may or may not be a good idea.

Candidate will be able to quip about the speed of light, as pertains to TCP for cloud computing.

Candidate will describe the horrible things that happen in a fork bomb: ": or why this is a bad idea: "rm -fv /usr/bin/sudo; rm -fv /bin/su"

Please Contact bbyrne ["at" symbol, no spaces] to chat more!