Stamps.com is seeking an Associate System Administrator to work in the company's Data Center Operations (NOC) group. This position will work a morning shift (6am to 3pm) although periodic pager duty and some weekend and night work will be required. This position is primarily responsible for level one/two diagnosis, troubleshooting, and escalation of network and/or system (Linux/Windows) issues. In addition to monitoring and emergency response the successful candidate will perform system administration tasks such as deploying and configuring new Windows and Linux servers and system management.
We are a very fast-paced environment with an abundance of interesting challenges for an Associate System Administrator. We house a couple hundred production, staging, and corporate systems, storage area network, load balancers, and more in an enterprise-class datacenter.
In addition to the attributes below, the successful candidate will possess a well developed understanding of computer science and networking concepts, be highly analytic and organized, possess a meticulous attention to detail and be comfortable working within strict operational boundaries and procedures.
A BA/BS in CS, EE, or Math from a four year university is required. Recent graduates are invited to apply.
Basic server OS administration concepts, logging, troubleshooting, etc.
Understanding of system/application and services.
Basic understanding of security, authentication, and networking principles
Experience with Windows server platforms, IIS, AD
Ability to navigate a Unix/Linux system via command line to perform basic tasks.
Demonstrates a sense of urgency and great perseverance when problems arise. Works well and with a "cool-head" under pressure.
Capable of working effectively and efficiently with little social interaction and direct management oversight.
Capable of multi-tasking when needed yet committed to seeing projects through to completion.
Well developed understanding of basic networking concepts (OSI network layers, TCP/IP, router,
Effective and precise verbal and written communication skills
Any level of experience with the following is a plus:
Basic understanding of data center operations and best practices
OS administration experience on Win2k/2k3/XP/Redhat/CentOS/Gentoo.
Cisco networking equipment
MS SQL Server
Founded in 1996, Stamps.com is the leading provider of Internet-based mailing and shipping solutions. Stamps.com's PC Postage service enables small businesses, enterprises and consumers to print U.S. Postal Service-approved postage with just a PC, printer and Internet connection, right from their home or office. Stamps.com's PhotoStamps customized postage product allows consumers or businesses to turn their digital photos, designs, images or business logos into valid U.S. postage. Based in Los Angeles, CA, Stamps.com is a publicly traded company on the NASDAQ under the symbol STMP.
The position will offer a competitive compensation package composed of salary and stock options commensurate with the candidate's level of experience. Employee benefits include medical, dental and vision and participation in the Company's employee stock purchase and 401K plans.
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