Systems Programmer

Systems Programmer

Start Date – Immediate

MPC is looking for an experienced programmer to work as part of the Systems team supporting an array of in-house tools and libraries. Particular emphasis will be on maintaining and developing MPC’s data management system ‘Shotmanager’. Shotmanager consists of a suite of tools manage and move CGI data through the VFX pipeline. This includes creating projects in a consistent way, load balancing of disk storage, synchronising data between MPC’s worldwide sites, and archiving to tape.

Key Tasks/duties:

  • Work with the Systems, R&D and Pipeline Development teams to support, maintain and develop in-house data management tools.
  • Pro-actively improve features, performance and efficiency of data management tools and respond to feature enhancement requests from users.
  • Provide Shotmanager support and technical expertise to the R&D and Pipeline Development teams to help them resolve end-user problems.
  • Implement test and quality control procedures to ensure software stability, data security, and continuity of 24/7 production schedules.
  • Take responsibility for troubleshooting and resolve any unscheduled downtime.
  • Identify upcoming business requirements, recommend and implement solutions, and provide input for the design of next generation technology.
  • Author both technical and user documentation for all software written.
  • Ensure software written is compliant with MPC programming standards.
  • Mentor junior team members.

Skills and Experience:

  • Strong Perl programming skills including DBI, IPC and sockets, large data structures and optimisation tools.
  • Experience of writing Perl services for filesystem operations.
  • Good experience and knowledge of writing applications based around large data sets stored in MySQL or other databases.
  • Knowledge of MySQL servers, MySQL proxies and replication, NFS Storage, Networking (i.e. capacity planning / knowledge of LAN and WAN capabilities / transfer speeds), Veritas Netbackup, Service Oriented Architectures.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in the dynamic world of visual effects. If you are interested please apply online here:….rogrammer.html

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