Pixar posts ‘Mac OS X Systems Administrator’ job opening; moving towards Mac OS X?

Is Pixar moving towards Mac OS X? A recent Job Opening on Pixar’s web site is looking for a ‘Mac OS X Systems Administrator.’

Responsibilities

– Serve as a technical lead on Unix-related Mac OS X projects.
– Serve as escalation point for Unix-related Mac OS X issues.
– Identify tasks which require automation and automate them.
– Resolve support requests and perform infrastructure maintenance:
– Troubleshoot hardware and software problems, both workstation and server.
– Troubleshoot network and remote access connectivity problems.
– Perform general system maintenance and support.
– Install, upgrade, and maintain hardware, software, and peripherals.
– Produce documentation.
– Train end-users as needed.
– Recommend and establish policies on system use and services.
– Assist other administrators in maintaining standard software configurations.
– Assist other IS staff as needed.

Additional qualifications and application information are here.

15 Comments

  1. Wheww, I’m doing such a job right now, but this guy will have a hell of a job! Especially automating everything what can be automated…
    I think it will be hard for the guy/girl who takes it.
    I would like to see if it fits me, but I’m in Belgium, and so it will be hard for me to apply ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” />
    Damn nice firm Pixar!

  2. The best part of the job is at the bottom of the Helpful Qualifications:

    Experience navigating and controlling real-time 3D environments such as Quake and Unreal.

    You bet this is a kiss-your-family-goodbye job!

  3. A friend of mine applied for an OS X position at Pixar last year and turned it down. The job he applied for (and got an offer for) required he wear a pager and be on call 24/7.

    Defintely a kiss-your-life-goodbye kinda job.

    Bill

  4. In this day and age with the economy mostly down, I personally don’t mind having a job where I wear a pager and am on call 24/7. I also have a company cell phone. I like to think of it as a form of limited job security.

  5. they run various OSes and various hardware. At least a couple of flavors or *nix, to boot. this job posting, which has been up for a while, like S. Rice noted, doesn’t mean that they are converting all they have to X. It just doesn’t.

  6. Pixar is not moving to Mac OS X over the hole line. Just for the nonproduction computers. The computers that are used for printing and for checking email.

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