Linux Administrator
LeapFrog Enterprises - Emeryville, CA

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Company Overview

LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. is the leader in educational entertainment for children. LeapFrog’s award-winning product portfolio helps millions of children achieve their potential by delivering best-in-class curriculum through engaging content, fun multimedia learning platforms and toys. The Learning Path, LeapFrog’s proprietary online destination for parents and extended family, provides personalized feedback on a child’s learning progress and offers product recommendations to enhance each child’s learning experience. Through the power of play, LeapFrog’s products and curriculum help children of all ages prepare for school and life success. LeapFrog’s products are available in more than 45 countries and have been used by teachers in more than 100,000 U.S. classrooms. LeapFrog is based in Emeryville, California, and was founded in 1995 by a father who revolutionized technology-based learning solutions to help his child learn how to read. Come see the learning at .

Position Overview

As a Linux Administrator, you will be a part of LeapFrog’s IT team working in a dynamic and fast paced environment. As part of your role you will provide daily support across a wide range of technical issues, be responsible for the operation and maintenance of production systems hardware, software, and related infrastructure. Excellent communication and customer service skills, along with the ability to work well in team settings are key factors for the successful candidate.

The Linux Administrator reports to the Manager of Systems Engineering. The qualified candidate must meet or exceed the qualifications outlined below and must be able to perform the tasks to which the job entails.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Perform day to day maintenance on Linux/UNIX environments including account creation, application deployments, script creation and backups
  • Troubleshoot and resolve hardware and software issues when necessary
  • Proactively monitor servers, storage, applications and services
  • Install, configure and maintain server hardware and software at multiple sites
  • Deploy hardware, O/S and application patches/updates utilizing best practices
  • Be available for on-call rotation and after-hours support
  • Limited travel required
Education & Experience
  • Possess excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Be a team player with the ability to work well with others
  • Possess outstanding troubleshooting and problem resolution skills
  • Be an energetic self-starter who shows personal initiative
  • Possess the ability to multitask
  • Be an independent thinker who’s not afraid to suggest alternate solutions as well make, admit and learn from their mistakes
  • Demonstrable proficiency in Linux system administration, specifically rpm based distributions (Red Hat/CentOS/OL)
  • Experience deploying and supporting virtualization and/or cloud based technologies
  • Demonstrable experience and knowledge of web servers, application servers and databases
  • Knowledge of mid/large data center environments
  • Experience implementing and supporting monitoring and notification tools (syslog-ng, cacti, mrtg, nagios for example)
  • Experience supporting at least one SAN platform
  • Demonstrable experience and knowledge in fundamental networking principles (TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, SMTP, SNMP)
  • Possess the ability to write and maintain scripts (bash, perl etc.)
  • Experience with and understanding of networking equipment and technologies (load balancers, switches, routers, firewalls)
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs
  • Exposure to UNIX (Solaris) a plus
  • Experience supporting e-commerce platforms a plus
  • Experience with configuration management and deployment technologies (puppet, chef) a plus
  • B.S. Computer Science/Engineering, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Must have 5-8 years’ experience working in a Linux Administration role, Systems Administration role or similar

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