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. Openings are currently available for 2nd shift or 3rd shift schedules (shift differentials included).

  • 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
  • Nagios
  • 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