Senior Devops Engineer
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours

201-500 employees

Produces high-quality films, television series, and interactive games
Company Overview
Skydance Media, founded in 2010, has established itself as a leading player in the entertainment industry, producing high-quality, event-level content for global audiences across multiple platforms including film, television, and interactive media. The company's competitive advantage lies in its diversified portfolio, which includes blockbuster franchises like Mission: Impossible and Star Trek, critically acclaimed television series such as Grace and Frankie, and immersive virtual reality experiences like Archangel. The culture at Skydance fosters creativity and collaboration, with a commitment to bringing to life immersive stories and worlds, positioning it as an exciting and dynamic place to work.

Company Stage


Total Funding





Santa Monica, California

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

Los Angeles, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Development Operations (DevOps)
Microsoft Azure
DevOps & Infrastructure
  • The Senior DevOps at Skydance Animation is a member of the Information Technology team and will be responsible for globally supporting and expanding, production workflows/pipelines, cloud and on-premise infrastructure, automation of infrastructure delivery, and software development processes. The ideal candidate has an interest in and passion for applying modern DevOps technologies, tooling, best practices, architecting and implementing reliable infrastructure, and continuously and aggressively looking for opportunities to modernize and automate work. The IT team provides a wide range of services including Client Services, Systems Engineering, Media/AV Engineering, Networking, and Information Security. #Animation
  • 8+ years experience in Systems Engineering, 4-5+ years of which working as DevOps Engineer or SRE (or similar) with a strong understanding of and practical experience with automation, virtualization, and cloud engineering
  • End-to-end understanding of CI/CD pipelines
  • Extensive coding/scripting and debugging experience for building/integrating systems & solutions (Bash, Python, Go, etc.)
  • Extensive experience working with automation tools such as Terraform, Puppet, Ansible, etc
  • Hands-on experience architecting and maintaining AWS, Google Cloud, Azure, and/or OCI infrastructure and services
  • Experience with Linux Systems Administration/Management, Servers, and Cloud architecture; ability to troubleshoot systematic Linux platform issues
  • Experience with identity management infrastructure/architecture with multi-factor authentication (Okta, Duo, etc..) with understanding of standard authentication protocols such as LDAP, Active Directory, SAML, and OAuth
  • Experience with NFS/SMB file protocols and how they operate in Mac, Windows, and Linux environments
  • Experience implementing and maintaining of Source Control services and infrastructure (i.e. GitHub)
  • Experience working in an agile environment, such as Scrum, Kanban, or SAFe
  • Experience with containerization/Kubernetes technologies and surrounding ecosystems in production environments a plus
  • Experience with administration of file sharing, file transfer infrastructure (e.g. Box, Dropbox, OneDrive, Signiant, Aspera, FTP, Filerunner, etc.) a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to explain technical issues clearly and accurately to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Experience in the Visual Effects, Animation, or media and entertainment industries a plus
  • Excellent problem solving, analytical skills and technical troubleshooting skills
  • Must be a team player
  • We realize that skills and expertise can come from many different experiences and paths, and we encourage you to apply even if you don't meet all of the requirements as written in the job description
  • Skydance is a diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create high quality, event-level entertainment for global audiences. The Company brings to life stories of immersive worlds across its feature film, television, interactive, and animation divisions
  • Recruitment Fraud Alert
  • It has come to our attention that there may be fraudulent activity by individuals impersonating our Talent Acquisition team. Skydance will only contact you from an official “” email address. If you suspect that you are being contacted by an unauthorized person or believe that the correspondence you have received is suspicious, please do not click on any links or attachments in such emails and submit any questions or concerns to our information security team at [email protected]
  • Identify normal routines, repeatable tasks, and technical challenges that are candidates for automation, and then create and support the deployment of innovative DevOps solutions using Terraform, Ansible and Python
  • Azure/AWS/OCI provisioning, configuration management, storage management, network management, and virtualization
  • Develop technical “vision” for projects, translate targeted solutions into end-to end architectural designs, set proper priority and lead implementations
  • Maintain a strong understanding of studio workflows/pipeline and collaborate with Production Technology groups to provide proper systems services and automation
  • Partner with Engineers and development teams to develop, maintain, and streamline build and release pipeline using automation to test to deploy releases
  • Lead efforts with developers, engineers, and security teams to define and implement best in class CI/CD process
  • Maintain source control branch strategies, build/release, branch merge process and documentations
  • Work with team to design, implement and maintain render farm including configuration, deployment, performance and capacity monitoring, forecasting, and cloud bursting capabilities
  • Presenting of technology to leadership including options, cost-benefit breakdown, and integration plans
  • Must proactively seek out trends, technologies, and information to keep overall studio current and aware of possible new solutions to studio challenges
  • Available to respond to incidents as they come up
  • Foster positive relationships with peers, supervision, stakeholders, 3rd Parties, and mentor less experienced team members
Desired Qualifications
  • The annual range for this exempt position in Los Angeles is $135,000-175,000/year. The rate offered may vary based on the candidate's location, qualifications, experience and relevant expertise, among other factors. The range indicated is for base salary only and does not reflect the total compensation package, including , benefits, etc