Lead Systems Engineer job in Burbank, CA | Ghost VFX

Lead Systems Engineer
Ghost VFXBurbank, CAa month ago
For over two decades, Ghost VFX has collaborated with the very best to create award-winning, innovative visual effects. With contributions to over 100 feature films, episodic and interactive, we are a full-service, global visual effects house. Our talented and dedicated teams around the world make the impossible, possible, fulfilling the dreams of clients and artists alike. With roughly 150 artists and production professionals, we try every day to produce imagery that quietly speaks for itself.
We are looking for a talented Lead Systems Engineer to join our dynamic team! Apply now to join us.
Lead Systems Engineer -Los Angeles
Ghost VFX
Ghost VFX is looking for a Lead Systems Engineer who will be responsible for managing the systems and infrastructure in our Los Angeles studio. Working directly for the EVP of Global Technology, the successful candidate will be expected to mentor and lead the LA systems and support teams.

  • Ensure the smooth running of the Ghost Los Angeles studio.

  • Work closely with Production, Operations and Global Technology

  • Systems support of typical VFX DCC’s (3DSMax, Maya, Nuke and Houdini)

  • Vendor license management

  • Infrastructure telemetry monitoring and maintenance

  • Incident leader for Los Angeles

  • Technology capacity planning for Los Angeles

  • Maintain data centers and machine rooms in Los Angeles

Required Skills:

  • Ability to work cooperatively with developers and pipeline TD’s.

  • Able to script in Bash, Perl or Python.

  • Extensive understanding of VFX and Post Production facility workflows

  • Exceptional organizational skills

  • Reliable, with good timekeeping and the ability to meet deadlines

  • Demonstrated ability to work with strict deadlines and under pressure

  • Ability to take direction and find creative solutions during the iterative process

  • Strong attention to detail

Preferred Skills:

  • Prior company experience

  • Exceptional communication skills in dealing with both technical and artistic groups


  • 10+ years of experience supporting VFX workflows for broadcast, feature and streaming

  • 10+ years of experience managing mixed operating system environments (Windows, Linux and MacOS)

  • 10+ years of experience storage and network technologies


  • High School education or equivalent required

  • BA/BS in applicable field preferred

Ghost VFX is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, consistent with applicable federal, state, and local law.

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