Unix Admin
Location:
San Francisco, CA

This right candidate will be responsible for helping to develop automation tools, and supporting release-related software platforms.  They will work closely with IT, Engineering and QA teams to understand and improve the release and support processes.  

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE

    • Develop scripts and automation to simplify everyday tasks
    • Evaluate new and existing software/hardware and make recommendations (ie.: for security and SOX compliance)
    • Support release-related software (Jira, Jenkins, GitHub Enterprise)
    • Resolve technical issues across production systems (hardware and software, as well as cloud providers), participate in on-call rotation and contribute to ongoing system improvement projects
    • Work with the team to produce deployment and implementation plans
    • Maintain run books
    • Analyze application and system configurations and adjust as needed via Puppet
    • Help manage and support *NIX systems using common CLI tools
    • Manage technical risks and resolve issues that affect release schedule and quality

OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE IS/CAN:

    • Work independently while staying aligned with team standards and strategies; 
    • Looking to step into a small team in a challenging environment; a strong individual contributor who also values teamwork
    • An expert in IT infrastructure administration with a broad understanding of what's required to effectively support an Agile development environment
    • Eager to learn new skills and take on more responsibilities
    • Able to multi-task and prioritize appropriately
    • Demonstrate the ability to deliver milestones based off of formal project plans

KEY QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Degree in Information Systems, Engineering, or similar is preferred
    • 5+ years experience working with a team to manage Linux environments is REQUIRED
    • Experience with automation/configuration management tools (such as Puppet)
    • Ability to use a wide variety of open source technologies and cloud services
    • A working understanding of code and scripts (Perl, Ruby, PHP, shell)
    • Comfortable with git or other VCS
    • Knowledge of IT Operations best practices in an always-up environment
    • Solid written and verbal communication skills

 

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