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Systems Engineer II - Studio

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number S00778P
Position Title Systems Engineer II - Studio
Functional Title
Department ATEC (308000 Dept)
Salary Range Negotiable
Pay Basis Annually
Position Status Regular full-time
Location Richardson
Position End Date (if temporary)
Posting Open Date 09/27/2016
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Desired Start Date 10/03/0016
Job Summary

The Systems Engineer, Studio will require experience with software and systems related to the Animation and Gaming programs and be able to quickly learn software systems in support of instructional and administrative systems as assigned. Responsible to manage and troubleshoot issues on faculty and lab workstations running Windows and MacOS as well as the ATEC render farm. Linux experience is a plus. Supported software includes packages such as Maya, Arnold, Unity and Unreal Engine among many others.

Minimum Education and Experience

- Some college/Associates degree in Computer Software, Information Systems or related fields.
- 3-5 years of experience in software support and development with proficiency in scripting and programming
- Experience in software management and deployment in Windows, OSX, Linux;
- Experience with audio/visual systems and microcontrollers/sensors/IoT;
- Knowledge of virtualization concepts and implementations, version control/repository, security concepts, and VPN technologies.
- 1-3 years of experience in software installation, development and support on either Windows or OS X workstations or servers.

Preferred Education and Experience

Additional Required Qualifications
Experience with visual effects and/or animation pipeline, software, and tools. 3-5 years of experience in software support and development with: proficiency in scripting (Perl, PHP, Python, BASH); programming proficiency (C, C++, C#); software management and deployment in Windows, OSX, Linux; Experience with audio/visual systems and microcontrollers/sensors/IoT; knowledge of virtualization concepts and implementations, version control/repository, security concepts, and VPN technologies. 1-3 years of experience: using version control systems – configuration and operation. Proactive, curious, energetic, problem solver. Strong desire and ability to learn about and use new technology and techniques.

Preferred Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related fields. Education/Experience equivalency. 5-7 years of experience in software support and development with proficiency in scripting (Perl, PHP, Python, BASH); programming proficiency (C, C++, C#); software management and deployment in Windows, OSX, Linux; experience with audio/visual systems and microcontrollers/sensors/IoT; knowledge of virtualization concepts and implementations, version control/repository, security concepts, and VPN technologies. 3-5 years of experience: in software installation, development and support on either Windows or OS X workstations or servers; using version control systems – configuration and operation. 1-3 years of experience in software development in a mixed platform (Unix, Windows, OS X) environment. Experience as a systems support specialist within a gaming or animation/VFX production facility desirable. Project Management – any PMI or Agile training or certificates.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Provide second-tier support and assistance for faculty and staff related to technology systems within ATEC; maintain and troubleshoot any issues with software systems and related technology, working with OIT and/or other ATEC Technology Resources staff as required, ensure all systems and software applications are running properly and all software and system issues are resolved in a timely fashion. Provide timely communication with other support staff (ATEC, OIT, OR).

Develop software systems, tools and applications in support of instruction, administration, and in some cases research, for the School of Arts, Technology and Emerging Communication. Participate in ATEC-wide code reviews and software design efforts and use software development life cycle development processes as determined for each project.

Build image(s) for instructional and research workstations and servers. Work with OIT to ensure images are deployed and updated and secure. Work with faculty to determine versions needed for instructional labs and manage 3rd party software installation and support including license servers and other related technology (e.g. Maya, Houdini, Nuke). Provide interface with vendors sales and support organizations. Where possible automate and streamline processes using configuration management tools such as Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Salt.

Ensure currency and consistency of technical resources/services documentation; makes sure software and systems documentation and FAQs are completed and up-to-date for internal (technical staff) use as well as external (ATEC faculty, staff and student) use.

Provide recommendations for best practices in ITSM; assist with recommendations for technology related purchases.

Other duties as assigned.

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Additional Information
Special Instructions Summary

Please provide at least one example of code you believe representative of your skills under “Other Doc”. Github account, or similar repository preferred.

Important Message

1) The University of Texas at Dallas is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer (M/F/D/V).

2) All employees serve as a representative of the University and are expected to display respect, civility, professional courtesy, consideration of others and discretion in all interactions with members of the UT Dallas community and the general public.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Other Document
Optional Documents
  1. Veteran Employment Preference - Form DD-214