A Sys Admin’s work is never done.Keeping your infrastructure humming along like a well tuned starship requires equal parts Geordi LaForge, Kaylee Frye,and Chewbacca. From well meaning but misinformed users requesting root access to hardening gateways against DDOS attacks, it’s a job that if done right, looks like you’re doing nothing at all.Far from it, a sharp sys admin keeps abreast of the stream of constant changes to the technology stack.
A Sys Admin’s work is never done. Keeping your infrastructure humming along like a well tuned starship requires equal parts Geordi LaForge, Kaylee Frye, and Chewbacca. From well meaning but misinformed users requesting root access to hardening gateways against DDOS attacks, it’s a job that if done right, looks like you’re doing nothing at all. Far from it, a sharp sys admin, keeps abreast of the stream of constant changes to the technology stack. Everything from disk arrays, to network switches, OS kernel updates and beyond. It’s a tough job, but building and maintaining a fast and reliable infrastructure can make or break a company. That’s where you come in.
- 3-5 years of Linux administration or equivalent experience.
- Flexibility to work outside of regular business hours as a release schedule requires.
- Passion for learning new technologies and lifelong learning.
- Datacenter and Amazon AWS system administration experience.
- Install, configure and maintain Linux based servers.
- Develop and maintain server provisioning and maintenance automation.
- Support engineering staff Linux workstations.
- Provide server security, maintenance and monitoring.
- Monitor and balance resource utilization.
- Document systems, processes, etc.
- Write and implement monitors for system and application health.
- Participate in on-call schedule.
- Participate in virtualization strategy and systems architecture discussions involving bare metal, VMs and AWS infrastructure.
- Problem solving.
- Good verbal and written communication.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced, often-changing environment.
- Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
- Good time-management, planning and organization skills.
- Ability to work collaboratively on a small team
- Ability to quickly learn and grok new technologies and implement them in existing systems.
- Experience writing and maintaining runbooks
- Solid knowledge of Linux.
- Solid understanding of IP networking (TCP, UDP, ICMP)
- Solid understanding of network resources such as DNS and DHCP
- Experience with SCM repositories and workflows – Git
- Familiarity with virtualization technologies (Xen, KVM, VMware)
- Ability to script/automate system maintenance tasks (new server setup, orchestration of system configuration changes)
- Puppet, Foreman, Docker
Bonus Skills and Experience
- Fibre San
- SQL Administration
- Cisco UCS