Linux System Administration Intern
2U - New York, NY

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Role and Responsibilities:

The Linux System Administration Intern will be responsible for:
  • Day-to-day Linux/Web operations with a strong focus on DevOps methods and fixing things once.
  • System metrics, monitoring, reporting, capacity planning.
  • Writing and maintaining Puppet modules for host configuration.
  • Creating CloudFormation templates for deploying new environments.
  • Working closely with Developers and Operations staff to understand their needs and help build bridges that get everyone working together and keep our systems safe and stable
Education and Professional Experience:
  • 2 years Linux/Unix system administration experience on web-facing systems
  • BS/BE students studying computer science or MIS
  • Linux System Administration experience is required
  • Strong service and teamwork background required. Previous experience working in fast paced, innovative startup environments a strong plus
  • Experience with AWS and configuration management a plus.
  • Experience with Apache preferred, but some webserver administration experience required.
  • Strong scripting skills in Bash, Ruby, and Python
General Attributes:
  • Organized: fastidious, detail oriented, and committed to the highest work standards.
  • Strong communication skills (written / verbal) and the ability to collaborate in a courteous manner towards the accomplishment of goals.
  • Service focus: commitment to the success of the organization and the satisfaction of a diverse user base with a variety of needs and problems to solve.
  • Enthusiasm and the flexibility to thrive in an entrepreneurial atmosphere of constant change and rapid growth.
  • Maintains an interest in cutting-edge learning technologies and online education.
  • Excited about learning how software is made in a professional, fast-paced environment where people are constantly deploying.
Founded in 2008 by a unique team of education veterans with unparalleled experience, 2U, Inc., formerly known as 2tor, Inc., partners with preeminent institutions of higher education to deliver rigorous, selective degree programs online to students globally.

2U supplies universities with the tools, expertise, capital, and global recruiting needed to build and support programs of quality and scale.
  • Technology: 2U develops state-of-the-art technology platforms that give universities the ability to deliver traditional offline curricula in a unique online learning environment.
  • Instructional Design : Our instructional designers work closely with faculty to translate classroom courses into a compelling combination of synchronous and asynchronous online and real-world experiences, using the best educational and social technologies available. We work side-by-side with professors to evolve those courses. We make improvements as usage and learning patterns emerge and new technologies become available.
  • Infrastructure: 2U provides the support infrastructure and the logistical components of our partners’ online programs. This includes comprehensive student support services from enrollment through graduation and beyond, as well as practical learning experiences in communities around the world.
  • Resources: 2U makes an upfront investment of over $10 million in each of our partner programs. By supplying capital and global marketing capabilities, we enable universities to give high-performing students around the world a transformational educational experience.

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Benefits – at 2U we offer a great benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability and 401k. We also offer paid time off and company holidays. That’s not all! Admissions Counselors receive a 100% paid tuition benefit for themselves, their spouse and their legal dependants.

Our Culture – We are a highly energetic, innovative start-up company with room to grow. We don’t take ourselves too seriously, and strive to maintain a casual, professional and highly productive work environment for our team. 2U employees enjoy many perks, including the ability to wear jeans to work every day.

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time-to-time, as needed.

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