System Administrator II

Job Description
We are looking for several Systems Administrator. When applying to this position please specify which one you are interested in.

Systems Administrator - Linux/UNIX Object Storage Team
Systems Administrator II - Linux/UNIX
Compute Infrastructure - Systems Administrator III
Compute Provisioning - Systems Administrator II/III

Empowered. Innovative. Inspiring. Creative. Intense. These are all words we use to describe life at SoftLayer, an IBM Company.

The SoftLayer Cloud Compute Team is currently recruiting for System Administrators to join our EU team. This position will be focused on all aspects of the automated provisioning of Operating Systems, Hypervisors, and add-on software packages for customer systems running on physical and virtual hosts. The candidate will have experience with many distributions of Linux/UNIX, plus hypervisor OSes (XenServer, VMWare) and Windows Server, strong scripting skills, as well as a wide variety of knowledge in multiple aspects of technology. This role requires an individual to adapt to change, and continuously improve the services we offer.

Responsibilities:
As a Compute Systems Administrator III, you will be responsible for, but not limited to:
Updating, testing, and supporting software provisioning systems;
Assisting with the day-to-day troubleshooting of services to formulate new methods to proactively catch problems;
Participate in designing of innovative solutions to improve current procedures; act as an escalation point for internal point for internal support departments in resolving a wide variety of customer facing issues regarding environment deployment, service issues, and technical questions;
Manage multiple projects with various priority levels and time lines from start to finish;
Demonstrate best practices in all aspects of administration;
Develop and maintain accurate documentation for internal procedures and services;
Participate in weekly rotating on-call responsibilities, providing 24/7 coverage;
Continuously staying abreast of new developments in supported operating systems to ensure consistent compatibility with established infrastructure.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

High School Diploma or GED equivalent;
Minimum of 5 year systems administration experience in a production environment;
Minimum of 5 year experience troubleshooting;
Extensive knowledge of XenServer Hypervisor platform
Fundamental knowledge of network concepts, familiarity with TCP/IP and VLAN functionality;
Basic knowledge of Apache;
Scripting language experience such as i.e. Bash, PHP, Ruby, Python
Experience with Git Hub
English Speaker required
Additional languages a plus

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

Bachelor's degree
Minimum of 6 years' system administration experience in a production environment;
Minimum of 6 years' troubleshooting complex problems;
Experience with Operating Systems such as: CentOS, RedHat, Debian, Ubuntu, SUSE Linux, FreeBSD, XenServer, VMware ESXi, Windows Server;
Experience with Kickstart, Preseed, AutoYAST, BSDinstall, DHCP, PXE/TFTP, system, XML, XSLT;
Experience using automation tools such as Chef, Fabric, Puppet, Ansible to deploy and configure environments;

EO Statement
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.


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