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System Administrator, Linux (Contract)

Located in downtown Minneapolis, our client is seeking an administrator that is passionate about infrastructure design. If you enjoy experimenting, thoughtfully architecting systems, and have experience with Linux administration experience we would like to speak with you!

The Responsibilities:

  • Design infrastructure and automation improvements
  • Provisioning of servers and environments
  • Maintain and improve configuration management templates
  • Monitor system performance and respond to alerts
  • Take part in on-call rotation
  • Support a team of developers and QA engineers
  • Participate in Bloom software releases and patches
  • Ensure compliance with security standards and practices
  • Manage user access
  • Keep current on relevant technologies; continually push Bloom and the Bloom Team leverage the best possible tools and resources
  • Secure the operations and data of the Bloom applications against theft, loss and/or disasters
  • Partner with external services and companies for seamless integration

The Requirements:

  • Linux administration experience
  • Experience with at least one scripting language (Python, Ruby, Bash, etc)
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP, HTTP, ICMP and other network protocols
  • Experience with a web server (Apache, Tomcat, or Nginx)
  • Experience with Linux Virtualization (KVM, XEN, VMWare, or AWS)
  • MySQL database administration experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain effective, respectful and trusting relationships with clients (internal and external), consumers and colleagues representing varying needs, personalities and styles
  • Must be dedicated to exceeding internal and external customer/consumer expectations and have an unwavering propensity to keep the end user in mind
  • Tenacity to deal with ambiguity and to effectively solve problems by embracing Bloom’s highly dynamic, constantly-changing environment
  • Capable of assertively voicing opinions and ideas in the spirit of challenging and improving the organization and talent whilst being open and supportive of others’ thoughts and feedback 
  • Track record of producing great results by taking smart risks and reacting to the business needs in real time
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with little direction and innate desire to seek out new projects and challenges without prompting

 

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