Systems Administrator

A sysadmin’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 sysadmin, 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
  • Datacenter system administration experience
  • Flexibility to work outside of regular business hours as a release schedule requires
  • Passion for learning new technologies and lifelong learning



  • Install, configure and maintain Linux based servers
  • Develop and maintain server provisioning and maintenance automation
  • Support both engineering staff Linux workstations and production Linux systems
  • 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 and VM infrastructure



  • Ability to quickly learn and grok new technologies and implement them in existing systems
  • 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
  • Experience writing and maintaining runbooks


Technical Skills

  • Solid knowledge of Debian Linux
  • Solid understanding of IP networking (TCP, UDP, ICMP)
  • Solid understanding of network resources such as DNS and DHCP
  • Experience with a common scripting language (Bash (prefered), Python, Perl, etc…)
  • Experience with SCM repositories and workflows – Git
  • Familiarity with virtualization technologies (Xen, VMware)
  • Experience with a configuration management tool (Puppet, Chef, etc…)


Desired Additional Skills and Experience (these get you gold stars)

  • Nagios
  • OpenLDAP
  • Fibre San
  • Linux-HA/Clustering
  • Cisco UCS
  • AWS (EC2, EBS)
  • SQL Administration
  • RabbitMQ
  • Foreman

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