System Administrator

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


Technical Skills

  • 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

  • Nagios
  • OpenLDAP
  • Fibre San
  • Linux-HA/Clustering
  • SQL Administration
  • Cisco UCS

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