Systems Engineer

Technology United States


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Work remotely due to COVID-19

What you'll be doing:

  • Administration of Linux servers and EC2 instances.
  • Manage servers on both the hardware and software levels, install, rebuild and upgrade OS and applications.
  • Setting up system backups and recovery in AWS.
  • Automation of tasks using Shell and Python scripts.
  • Troubleshooting problems and analyzing system logs.
  • Patching servers with security updates.
  • Coordinate with our Systems Engineering team on our daily Chime meeting.
  • Administration of mail (IMAP), LDAP, DHCP, DNS, and syslog servers.
  • Document and maintain configuration and troubleshooting procedures.
  • Rotating 24/7 on-call support.
  • Eating good foods and sharing friendship (remotely! on site! both?)
What you'll bring to the table:
  • 3+ years Linux expertise, from shell all the way down to the kernel, including internals and networking.
  • A strong love of making things easier on yourself and others by automating the heck out of everything
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment that is fun and borderline wacky. Maybe an excessive amount of wacky. Maybe not that much wacky. Definitely fast paced. Did I say wacky?

What really excites us:

  • AWS experience or certifications are a plus!
  • Networking experience (working with switches, firewalls, routers, packet sniffers, load balancers).
  • Experience working with e-commerce platforms.
  • Splunk administration and engineering.
  • Experience using Docker.

What you didn't know about the team: 

  • They are just as wacky and random as this job description.
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