Senior Linux AWS Infrastructure Administrator (0520)

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Created: September 18, 2014


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Involves serving as the technical administrator for hardware, operating systems, and network management.  Plans and coordinates the installation, configuration and testing of hardware and software components.  Work may involve central or departmental computer systems and networks. Includes web systems administration.

Technical leader with a high degree of knowledge in the overall field and recognized expertise in specific areas; problem-solving frequently requires analysis of unique issues/problems without precedent and/or structure. May manage programs that include formulating strategies and administering policies, processes, and resources; functions with a high degree of autonomy.

Applies advanced systems infrastructure concepts and organizational objectives to resolve highly complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors.  Selects methods, techniques and evaluation criteria to obtain results.  Gives presentations to associated team and other technical units.  Evaluates new technologies including performing moderate to complex cost/benefit analyses.  Interacts with multiple levels of management.  May lead a team of systems/infrastructure professionals.  Performs advanced system administration and troubleshooting tasks, as and individual and part of a team.  Delegates and mentors as appropriate.  Maintains a good understanding of current trends and best practices within the information technology arena.  Acts as a technical resource to other staff members and provides excellent technical support to the organization.



Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

At least 7 years experience working as UNIX\Linux system administrator, including at least 2 years working in a senior position.

At least 2 years experience working in the Amazon AWS environment, including experience with AWS Linux system administration and management of AWS infrastructure services (EC2, EBS, S3).

Advanced experience writing and editing the most complex scripts used to perform system maintenance and administration.

Understanding of system performance monitoring and actions that can be taken to improve or correct performance. Knowledge of the design, development and application of technology and systems to meet business needs.

General knowledge of other areas of IT.  Thorough understanding of and experience with systems-related issues and actions that can be taken to improve or correct performance.

Demonstrated skills associated with adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.  Demonstrated comprehensive understanding of how system management actions affect other systems, system users and dependent/related functions.

Demonstrated advanced knowledge, skills and abilities associated with system problem identification and resolution.  Experience with design, configuration, operation, repair, and tuning of technology systems.

Advanced knowledge of computer security best practices and policies including demonstrated experience securing most complex server-based software.

Ability to elicit and communicate technical and non-technical information in a clear and concise manner, both in writing and verbally.

Self-motivated and works independently and as part of a team.  Demonstrates problem-solving skills.  Able to learn effectively and meet deadlines.

Understanding of change management best-practices and the importance of change control in maintaining highly-available systems and services.

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Published: Thursday, September 18, 2014 19:23 UTC

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