Pearson IT Support Engineer - Visual Effects Studio / VFX in London, United Kingdom

IT Support Engineer - Visual Effects Studio / VFX


At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

About Escape Studios (part of Pearson College London)

We are Europe's premier visual effects academy with 13 years experience in creating world-class, studio-ready talent.

At Escape Studios, we offer undergraduate, postgraduate and short courses in Visual Effects (VFX), Game Art, Animation and Motion Graphics.

We work with an impressive list of industry partners to design and deliver our courses, from MPC, Cinesite, Framestore and The Mill, through to Jellyfish, Milk and BlueBolt, to name just a few!



  • 2 years working in an IT support role

  • Strong computer hardware knowledge

  • Experience supporting Windows in an Active Directory environment

  • Experience with server virtualisation (Vmware, Xen or Kvm)

  • NAS and/or SAN storage systems

Desirable skills:

  • Understanding of the "VFX pipeline"

  • Exposure to any/all of: 3D, Compositing, Animation, Motion Graphics, Video Games

  • Experience using/configuring any/all of: Adobe Photoshop/After Effects, Maya, Nuke, Houdini, Unreal Engine

  • Linux or Unix experience (ideally Redhat/ CentOS based distros)

  • Audio/Visual support

  • Supporting heterogeneous Windows/Linux environment

  • Experience using Puppet or other configuration management tools

  • Render farm management

  • Bash and/or Python scripting


Primary Location: GB-GB-London

Work Locations: GB-London-190 High Holborn 190 High Holborn London WC1V 7BH

Job: Technology

Organization: Core

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Feb 28, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1802683