Systems Administrator


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. 

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