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Animal Logic

Sydney - Australia
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DevOps Engineer


Want to work with both highly creative and technical people, and enjoy movies?!  We are looking for a DevOps Engineer who is responsible for the constant pursuit of service reliability and scalability of global 24x7 Production services, by leveraging automation, durable/redundant architectures and advanced monitoring.

This is achieved by working in partnership with the IT Operations Team, to maximise resource efficiencies and ensure unified, real-time monitoring, across Sydney & Vancouver of all key systems, applications and infrastructure

This role is not for the faint hearted!  You will be working in a creative, dynamic and fast paced environment.

What you’ll get to do:

·         Work in partnership with the IT Operations Team, to maximise resource efficiencies and ensure unified, real-time monitoring, across Sydney and Vancouver of all key systems, applications and infrastructure.

  • Help to define, configure and maintain the monitoring, analytics and AI-Ops systems used by the business.
  • Work on infrastructure-as-code projects, and help to make programmatic provisioning of infrastructure the default.
  • Plan for scalable +N operations.
  • Ensure unified monitoring and work to encourage consistent systems and schemas across all Animal Logic locations.
  • Ensure appropriate communication of scheduled or unscheduled service disruptions, and assist in automating the resolution of these issues via monitoring and automation.
  • Ensure up to date knowledge of the general pipeline and types of workloads, and the status of ALL productions in their delivery life cycle.
  • Assist with capacity forecasts for key resources.
  • Work closely with operations and infrastructure engineering teams to design and implement scalable and high-performance PaaS and SaaS solutions.
  • Recommend solutions for process and efficiency improvement within all areas of technical operations, and assist in implementation.
  • Actively facilitate, and build/manage tools to facilitate, continuous improvement in the enterprise’s technical operations.
  • Participate in security initiatives, particularly monitoring aspects, e.g. threat monitoring including AV, Firewall, SIEM and Gateway services.
  • Ensure all necessary operational processes and procedures are carried out with an elevated level of attention to detail, expediency and on-time delivery.
  • Provide tier-2 and tier-3 troubleshooting and break-fix support for production services.
  • Quickly and efficiently troubleshoot issues in real-time to provide outstanding support responsiveness for internal service level objectives.
  • Develop and maintain tools and automation to improve the efficiency of virtualised services/micro services.
  • Monitor various systems capacity and health indicators and trends; provide analytics & forecasts for added or reduced capacity as required.
  • Escalate issues to senior technical staff when necessary via agreed protocols.
  • Help control deployments within PREPRODUCTION environment and help to improve the process for deploying to PRODUCTION.
  • Assist RnD and IT to produce appropriate documentation for the work you are involved in, and/or implement systems or scripts that dynamically document that information.
  • Provide regular updates on the status/progress of projects to the DevOps Lead, Technology Producer, and key members of the teams you work with, as appropriate.
  • Develop and maintain ongoing professional relationships with key Production, R&D, Systems Engineering & Support Engineering Staff across the enterprise.

What you bring:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent knowledge and experience in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Information Engineering.
  • Proficient in one or more scripting languages (Python, Ruby, Go, Bash, etc.)
  • Proficient in systems administration workflow automation, logging, monitoring and alerting.
  •  Instinctive ability to diagnose code or scripts.
  •  Coding experience is beneficial.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong hands-on technical abilities.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Experience in network operations is a bonus. 
  •  Industry experience would be a bonus

Please include in your application:

  • Cover letter
  • CV


Due to security reasons please do not include any links to Dropbox or Google Docs.

To apply, please complete our online application form via our website:

Animal Logic is recognised as one of the world’s leading independent creative digital studios, producing award winning design, visual effects and animation for over 25 years. With studios in Sydney and Vancouver and development offices in Sydney and Los Angeles, Animal Logic continues to forge new partnerships and collaborations with leading studios and filmmakers to develop and produce stories that resonate with a global audience.

Animal Logic is currently in production on Peter Rabbit 2 and is creating visual effects for Captain Marvel. Recent productions include The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, Peter Rabbit, The LEGO Ninjago Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Alien: Covenant. Other film credits include: The LEGO Movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Great Gatsby, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, 300, Happy Feet and The Matrix.

Animal Logic Entertainment (ALE) is the production arm tasked with developing a strong slate of innovative, commercially minded, story driven projects stamped with the visual and technical innovation that has become the hallmark of the studios’ work. The development slate, while eclectic and diverse, has a core focus on tent pole, 4-quadrant family feature animation and hybrid projects as well as filmmaker driven and visually arresting live action/VFX films. ALE is currently in production on Peter Rabbit 2. Previous projects include Peter Rabbit and Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole.

Truant Pictures, a subsidiary of Animal Logic, collaborates with both emerging and established talent to develop and produce thought-provoking genre films for an international audience. Truant Pictures operates out of Animal Logic’s Sydney-based studio and Los Angeles office, alongside ALE.

For over 25 years, Animal Logic has remained committed to innovation, technical and creative excellence and most importantly, creating a collaborative and storytelling culture with a unique voice. We have BIG dreams!

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