System Administrator
Horizontal Integration - Minnesota

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Responsible for managing the datacenter infrastructure for BestBuy.com. A small team of 4 people work together to continuously maintain and improve the infrastructure. Standardizing the automation of the Datacenter for Bestbuy.com

Position Overview:
Managing, automating, testing, deploying the infrastructure. The team is heavily invested in Opscode Chef. All components of the infrastructure will be configured using Chef.
- Manage a multi-origin, zero-downtime, highly scalable web infrastructure.
- Build, scale, and secure www.bestbuy.com infrastructure, focusing specifically on a fully automated Linux environment
- Design, develop and improve automation and tools for systems management, including development of scripts for our fully automated environment with Opscode Chef
- Lead efforts on introducing new technologies into the environment that adhere to our operational best practices.
- Automating and Standardizing Infrastructure

Must Have:
- 5 or more years of experience with Linux systems administration (Kernel Tuning, Application Tuning, Standard Administration)
- 5 or more years of experience implementing technologies such as: Apache w/ mod_jk, Tomcat/JBoss, (Graphite, Ganglia, Nagios or similar)
- 3 or more years experience with scripting languages (Ruby, Perl, Python)
- 3 or more years experience with emerging web technologies
- 3 or more years experience with Git or SVN
- Experience with Virtualization (VMWare) and physical hardware
- Experience with Cobbler/Kickstart/PXE booting
- Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills
- Good verbal and written communication
- Prior experience in a fast-paced environment
- Experience working in large environments with many moving pieces
- Experience with configuration management tools (Chef/Puppet)
- Local candidates preferred. Work has already started.

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