Senior Linux Administrator (DNS) 128 reviews - Gilbert, AZ

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As the Senior System Administrator within the DNS Operations team team at Go Daddy, you are responsible for performing Linux system administration on physical and virtual Linux servers. This position supports the customer DNS infrastructure and related systems in a globally-distributed and dynamic environment. This position interfaces with the engineering, networking, development and operations teams.

In this role, you will:
Manage server builds and server retirements ensuring processes are documented and automated

Analyze, review and manage capacity and performance for the specific server types to support ongoing customer requirements and new product launches.

Analyze, design, test, modify, create and deploy server / tool automation to support efficiencies within the department

Document daily shift activities in the appropriate reporting tool and ensure proper pass down of any outstanding issues

Manage tickets (incidents, problems and requests) within SLA as required

Perform duties on a rotating 24 / 7 / 365 on-call schedule as required

Do you have what it takes?

Four year college degree in technology related field or equivalent experience is required.

5+ years experience as a Linux Systems administrator required.

Experience working in a large and complex globally-distributed operations environment

Significant experience with Red Hat linux distros (CentOS, RHEL and/or Fedora)

Experience with DNS (Bind, NSD and other related tools)

Experience with Apache, scripting and automation (PHP, BASH, Perl), networking (firewalls, load balancers, etc.), web server security and other technologies such as caching, monitoring and performance tuning.

Experience with monitoring technologies including SNMP and MWS.

Experience with server builds and automation in a large and complex globally-distributed operations environment

Exposure with database technologies (MySQL, MSSQL)

Excellent customer service skills with a professional demeanor. Must at all times be able to communicate clearly with all levels of employees and external vendors

Ability to achieve specific results from little direction.

Maintain high degree of self-motivation and independent decision making.

Ability to work and derive creative and practical solutions and complex problems in independent work environment

Additional Desirable Skills

Experience with BGP/Anycast

Exposure with SAN and NAS technologies (iSCSI, FCP, CIFS, NFS, etc.)

Experience with Virtualization technologies (Virtuozzo, VMWare, etc.)

Go Daddy’s award-winning technical teams design and support the innovative technologies that are transforming the cloud, the internet and the world. From product developers to network engineers, data center technicians to platform engineers, our expertise ensures our customers have the technical solutions to meet their needs. We develop world-class products that help our customers establish, enhance and evolve their online presence.

Are you ready to GO with us?

When you GO with Go Daddy, you have the opportunity to be part of something special by making a meaningful difference in the lives of our customers. Their success is our success.

Here’s what you need:
Passion to contribute to a truly exceptional customer experience, no matter your job title

Understanding that innovation and creativity is a part of what we do every day

Agility and action orientation – we move at the speed of tech

Understanding of the privilege and obligation of being part of a team

Here’s what we’ll provide:
A fun, dynamic and challenging work environment

Formal and informal opportunities and support for ongoing learning, growth and development

Team building activities and recognition

Competitive base plus bonus incentive

100% employer-paid medical, dental, and insurance coverage for all benefit-eligible Go Daddy employees

Three weeks paid vacation your first year of employment

Go Daddy was recognized as a 2012 FORTUNE 100 "Best Companies to Work For" Honoree because of its outstanding benefits, compensation, unique perks, diversity and company camaraderie. Go Daddy was also awarded the 2011 and 2012 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility Honoree - Arizona, Iowa & Denver.

Go Daddy’s philanthropic work supports a wide variety of charitable and community organizations dedicated to causes including women and children, domestic violence, child abuse, teenage homelessness, animal shelters and more. Visit for more information.

Go Daddy is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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