Posted Jan 12

System Administrator

Redwood City, CA, United States Full Time

Shopkick is looking for System Administrator with a strong background in OO programming languages and real time experience managing and maintaining a large scale data center.

To be successful in this role you will thrive in a highly collaborative team environment, have significant experience scripting in Python, Ruby, or Bash, the ability to connect switches, a strong interest in building automated infrastructure, and the ability to work at kernel level.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Streamline our hardware and OS deployment process to work faster/better
  • Troubleshoot and resolve hardware and OS issues in the datacenter
  • Help plan for growth into multiple data-centers
  • Write custom scripts and use tools like puppet and Jenkins to automate routine tasks
  • Profile server/service loads and plan for future capacity requirements
  • Visit the datacenter for some hands-on work

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • 3+ years of experience installing/maintaining Linux servers in a production environment
  • Some coding ability in an object oriented language (Java, C#, C++, Python, etc.)
  • Strong understanding of commodity server hardware troubleshooting
  • Familiarity with network equipment, troubleshooting, and capacity planning
  • Excellent team player with strong communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Enthusiastic about collaborative problem solving
  • Eagerness to solve challenging problems and a love of learning and trying new things
  • BS in Computer Science or related field or equivalent experience

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