Full Time Job

Principal Engineer, Infrastructure Architecture

Sony Pictures

Culver City, CA 03-13-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Principal Engineer will be a senior member and of a team accountable for the uptime and management of all SPE Global Enterprise Server Infrastructure.

The Principal Engineer is responsible for analysis, design, and development of enterprise systems and senior level technical expert for production of the Sony Pictures Entertainment Global Server Technology environment. This position has a strong emphasis on enterprise system analysis, design, architectures and project management.

This position requires an emphasis on problem management, project management as well as building and maintaining positive business relationships with the IT Organizations, clients and vendors. Fulfillment of responsibilities must be performed with a minimum to no supervision.

• Senior team member on a team of Global Server Technology Team.
• Perform installations and configurations of multiple virtualization technologies and Operating Systems (i.e., Windows, Linux, etc.)
• Establish standards for server hardware and operating systems.
• Establish server usage policies and communicate policies to affected audience(s).
• Develop performance management procedures for server infrastructure.
• Manage and maintain server resources, globally, throughout the enterprise.
• Manage IT Staff relationships to insure service levels and availability of all servers.
• Manage outages, identify root cause and resolve all server issues within allowed service levels.
• Manage outages, identify root cause and resolve all server issues within allowed service levels.
• Participate in the daily production meeting to report the status of production systems.
• Participate in the change control, production acceptance and event management processes.
• Participate in the development of operational procedures and policies.
• Participate in the development of a viable, cost-effective disaster recovery capability.
• Develop report monthly statistics and progress against internal and external service levels.
• Communicate change requests, issues and resolutions, event status as well other important matters to all areas of IT and customer departments.
• Identify, resolve and escalate business issues as appropriate.
• Manage after hours and on-call support.
• Manage Server capacity and provide server utilization statistics to the capacity planner.
• Provide oral and written status reports to IT management and customers

• Minimum 8 years employment in the IT industry working with a major systems and vendors.
• Minimum 5 years experience as an Intel and/or x86 systems administrator.
• Minimum 5 years experience with Windows and RedHat Linux operating system required.
• Minimum 3 years experience with Virtualization OS (VMWare, Power VM, Oracle VM) required.
• Minimum 3 years experience with multi-tiered application development required.

Technical Skills Required:
• Computer Networking Concepts: switching/routing/firewalls
• Linux OS: Systems working knowledge, shell/python scripting, ansible/other config mgmt. tools
• Windows OS: Group Policy, Windows registry, protocols, config mgmt tools
• Virtualization: SDDC/SDN/SDS concepts preferably in VMware/Nutanix products
• Storage: SAN/NAS/NFS/CIFS/Object stores
• CSP knowledge: AWS/Azure/GCP including but not limited to Security/Networking/IAM
• Security: Data/Database/OS/Web/Network
• Application: General knowledge on low-level programming languages (Java/.Net/C/C++)
• IaC/DevOps tools: Jenkins/Github/Terraform etc.
• System Design: ER diagram, n-tier arch, expertise in any architecture drawing tools
• Project management: Waterfall/Agile, ROI, FRD/BRD/TRD, CBA/budgeting
• Experience working with MS SQL, Oracle, Sybase and other DB platforms.
• Two or more years of entertainment experience is a plus.
• Bachelor's degree in computer engineering or equivalent experience preferred.
• Able to travel about 10% of the time.

Soft Skills Expected:
• Communicates in written and verbal forms to all levels of the organization on architecture and strategic technology issues and plans.
• Exceptional understanding of the organization's goals and objectives.
• Exceptional analytical, conceptual, and problem-solving abilities.
• Excellent architecture and technical support documentation skills.
• Strong interpersonal and consultative skills.
• Ability to conduct research into emerging technologies and trends, standards, and products as required.
• Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language.
• Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
• Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
• Ability to solve problems quickly and automate processes.
• Ability to think both strategically and tactically in ways that implement the business and technical vision.

The anticipated base salary for this position is $142,000-$167,000. This role may also qualify for annual incentive and/or comprehensive benefits. The actual base salary offered will depend on a variety of factors, including without limitation, the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and if applicable, the location of the position.

Sony Pictures Entertainment is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected characteristics.

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Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gqjmv6-3-227-240-72-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $142,000 to $167,000 Per Year ($ USD)
Company Profile
Sony Pictures

Sony Pictures' global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies.