Systems Administrator
Distillery VFX
Vancouver, BC
Event Type
Job Posting
TimeMonday, 9 August 20217am - 8am PDT

​The Systems Administrator is a core member of the systems team primarily responsible for maintaining Distillery’s local data center including environmental conditions, network infrastructure, servers, and storage. You will be a key driver of implementing and improving existing Windows-based infrastructure, as well as integrating and maintaining various third-party systems, products, hardware, software, and workflow for maintenance of operations. This role also includes some end-user support and monitoring of issues with workstations and render farm.


Support and maintain network infrastructure, servers, storage, and workstations.

Install and configure software and hardware with local and remote deployments

Set up and administer accounts and permissions

Maintain network services including Windows Server, SCCM, Office365, Azure, Isilon, QNAP, AWS, and Fortigate firewalls.

Troubleshoot issues and outages, and monitor network and storage performance

Redundancy and availability for critical server outages

Ensure network security policies are maintained and adhere to industry guidelines/standards

Upgrade systems with new software releases and hardware models

Create and maintain technical documentation, manuals and IT policies


Proven experience as a System Administrator, Network Administrator or similar role in Windows environment

Experience in desktop/technical support in a Microsoft Windows network environment

Experience with databases, networks (LAN, WAN) and patch management

Knowledge of system security (e.g. intrusion detection systems) and data backup/recovery

Scripting in Python, PowerShell, or other language

Excellent understanding of Microsoft products, including Microsoft Exchange, Office 365 admin, SCCM, Azure, Windows Active Directory User and Computer Administration is required;

Some knowledge of Linux back end systems

Familiarity with standard helpdesk software and a good knowledge of remote user support;

Excellent communication skills

Strong customer service skills and attitude

Strong verbal and writing proficiency in English

Strong analytical, problem solving and troubleshooting skills;

Self-reliant with team player attitude

College diploma or degree in IT, CS, or related discipline

Some Professional certification (e.g. Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA), ITIL, Cisco)

Knowledge or experience with Autodesk, Foundry, Adobe software

Who we are:

Distillery VFX is a full-service boutique visual effects studio in Vancouver, BC, Canada, and an ensemble of experienced compositors and 3D generalists focused on delivering high-end environment and compositing work. Our namesake is derived from our team’s deepest core value: to refine our processes and workflows to their purest and most efficient forms.