Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Blue Box Group - Seattle, WA

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Who We Are:
Are you looking to be part of the engine that powers the next big ideas? Blue Box is looking for a Senior Linux Systems Administrator to join our team. We provide top-notch, around the clock service for complex and sophisticated web-based applications. We have strong customer-centered and unified-team values – people who share these values are the type of people we hire.

Job Summary:
We are looking for a highly motivated Senior Support Engineer/Linux Systems Administrator to inspire and aid a team of top Linux System Administrators and Support Engineers. We work with cutting edge technologies that run large scale, highly available, agile environments. You must be familiar with administering a wide variety of the latest database, caching, application and system configuration solutions as well as standard OS work.

Delight Blue Box customers with industry-leading customer service through our ticket system, customer chat and phone
Troubleshoot and resolve complex, customer-escalated issues
Be a team player, helping other staff members learn and grow
Take part in shaping support-related company standards, policies and services
Work with engineering to develop Chef scripts for common tasks
Participate in on-call rotation for after hours support
Administer CentOS, Ubuntu and other Linux servers
System performance optimizations
Quickly develop a range of possible solutions or workarounds for a problem

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ruby on Rails
LAMP Stack
Sphinx, Unicorn
CentOS / Scientific Linux, Ubuntu
MySQL, Postgres, MongoDB
HAProxy, STunnel, F5 Load Balancers
Version Control (Git, SVN)
Virtualization Technology (OpenVZ)
System performance optimizations
Cisco Switches and Routers
Solid understanding of networking and network issues
Strong communications skills

Education and Experience:
5+ years Linux System Administration experience (required)
2-3 years in a Senior Systems Admin role (preferred)
Proven experience is valued over education

Blue Box Benefits

15 days of PTO and 8 company paid holidays
Quarterly profit sharing plan
401k plan with a fully vested company match
Medical, dental and vision coverage (company covers 90% of employee premium/50% of dependent)
Long Term Disability plan
Short Term Disability plan
Life insurance
Discounted transit pass depending on region
Snacks and drinks
Industry conference attendance and continuing education opportunities

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