Sr. Systems Administrator

Ann Arbor
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Created: August 29, 2014


  ProQuest is Seeking a Sr. Linux Systems Administrator:

Seattle is the largest city in the Pacific Northwest. The city is a damp green gem, with an abundance of evergreen trees throughout, and spectacular views of the Cascade Mountains to the east and the Olympic Mountains to the west. Home of about half-million people, it exhibits a spirit of optimism, enterprise, and self-promotion. Proquest is a growing high- tech company located along the beautiful Burke-Gilman trail in the fun Fremont neighborhood.

As a Sr. Systems Administrator, you will have a great opportunity to work closely with our Development team and QA to help make data driven decisions.  In this role you will work on a small, but growing, team of highly focused energetic Systems Administrators and be an integral part of our Operations team responsible for making, maintaining, supporting and developing multi-tiered search and discovery applications that enable librarians, academic researchers and vendors to efficiently manage, provide, and use their e-resources.

Still interested?  Read on...

Here's some of what you'll be doing:

  •     Build and maintain search and discovery system infrastructure
  •     Support a team that troubleshoots complex system applications – both internal and external - issues at a high level of proficiency and independence
  •     Manage high availability systems in an Application Service Provider environment where downtime is not an option
  •     Help IT/Ops Principal proactively identify and remove roadblocks, both technical and administrative
  •     Help build and administer a new AWS infrastructure, in addition to our existing datacenters
  •     Assist other technology departments and help to design and determine equipment and networking solutions needed

What you'll need to be successful:
  •     Excellent system administration skills with a minimum of 4 years hands on experience in a UNIX/Linux based environment
  •     Strong communication skills with a great attitude
  •     Strong ability to diagnose production issues, with a strong knowledge of scripting
  •     Results oriented, self-motivated and resourceful problem solver
  •     Experience with the design and support of a large environment
  •     Experience with Perl, Python, Ruby or Bash shell scripting for the purposes of system administration and development
  •     Must be security minded, with an excellent understanding of network/host security fundamentals
  •     Experience administering Linux environments
  •     Experience with CentOS 5.x/6.x
  •     Ability to participate in on-call responsibilities
  •     Ability to work non-standard hours on occasion

Bonus Points!
  •     Experience working with geographically dispersed teams and data centers
  •     Experience with Java/Ruby on Rails (RoR) applications
  •     Experience with Zeus Load Balancers
  •     Experience administering Windows Domains
  •     Experience working with Agile development teams with strong communication skills
  •     Experience with system management tools such as puppet or chef
  •     Experience with Solr/Lucene or other search engine platforms
  •     Experience with large scale data management and associated backup and replication
  •     Experience designing and building multi-datacenter services and networks

Here’s what you want to know about the Seattle office
Fantastic people:  Where smart is the norm and unique is welcome
Fun location:  Coffee houses, restaurants and right across the street from Fremont’s best pub
Great benefits:  Plus some unique stuff like monthly transportation subsidy, on-site events, flexible scheduling and wellness programs
Awesome office environment:  Nice office, jeans are the norm and (well behaved) Fido is welcome
Amazing company:  Annual compensation reviews, generous bonuses, and active “Green Team” and good morale

About ProQuest

ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. We provide seamless access to and navigation of more than 125 billion digital pages of the world's scholarship, delivering it to the desktop and into the workflow of serious researchers in multiple fields, from arts, literature, and social science to general reference, business, science, technology, and medicine. The company is currently rolling out the all-new ProQuest® platform, which moves beyond navigation to empower researchers to use, create, and share content—accelerating research productivity.

If this position isn’t quite your fit, check out our other positions posted on our “Career” page under About Us.  ProQuest’s corporate office is located in Ann Arbor, MI.


Published: Friday, August 29, 2014 23:04 UTC

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