Manager, IT System Administration
Twitter - San Francisco, CA

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Provide the leadership needed to build Corporate IT Infrastructure and develop a deep technical IT System Administration team. This position will be responsible for day to day management of a team of system administrators that will build and evolve scalable Corporate IT Infrastructure working with other infrastructure teams like data center ops, production ops engineering, information security etc.

This leadership position will be responsible for the technical roadmap development, technology selection and delivery of IT infrastructure and system administration projects.

A successful Engineering Manager will:
Mentor the professional development of each direct report through personal and performance management.

Be an aggressive source of engineering talent and be comfortable closing candidates

Give engineers the tools, confidence, and motivation to make decisions independently that lead to the recognition of your engineers and not just yourself.

Initiate cross-function collaboration with other Twitter infrastructure teams

Seek diverse perspectives to drive bottom-up innovation and create buy-in from all technical stakeholders inside and outside the team.

Ensure the team fully understands the goals and objectives of Twitter as a company and how their work fits into 'the bigger picture.'

Description Responsibilities:
Manage day to day responsibilities of IT System Administration team

Hire and close qualified technical candidates for the team

Work closely with other infrastructure engineering teams to implement and manage corporate infrastructure- OS, Storage, Servers, DNS/DHCP, LDAP etc.

Drive technical architecture development for Corporate IT infrastructure

Help evaluate tools and technologies for Corporate infrastructure

Work with the team to troubleshoot advanced issues with hardware, software, applications, and network

Qualifications:
Prior experience managing at least 7-8 member IT system administrator team

Experience in fast paced IT environment

5-7 years of Linux/Unix systems administration experience

LDAP experience

Expert knowledge of troubleshooting tools (i.e tcpdump, netstat, iostat, traceroute)

Systems administration-level knowledge of HTTP/Apache, DNS/BIND, SSH, SNMP, NFS, Puppet, Cacti, Nagios

Shell scripting and Perl, Python, and/or Ruby

Experience with performance tuning, package installation, patch management updates, and server management issues

Desired Skills:
B.S. in Computer science or equivalent experience.

Strong Windows/Mac experience

Experience writing tools and automation to help with day to day tasks.

Previous experience with VOIP implementation a huge plus

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