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 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 Linux Systems Admin who would like exposure to cutting edge technologies in a large scale, high uptime, agile environment. Your duties will include administering a wide variety of the latest databases, 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). To apply, please answer these questions in your cover letter: 1.

What Linux command would you use to replace all instances of the string quot/etc/fooquot with the string quot/etc/barquot in a file called quotconfig.confquot? 2. In the scripting language of your choice, write a quick script to count the number of files in a directory called quotbazquot. 3.

In a few sentences describe some pros and cons of installing software via a package manager versus compiling from source. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Answering customer support questions through a ticket system, telephone calls, and customer chat Work with our existing staff to continue the build-out of our knowledge base Take part in shaping support related company standards, policy and services Participate in an on-call rotation for after hours support Become knowledgeable in one or more specific skills often required by our customers needs The administration of CentOS, Ubuntu and other Linux servers Hardware support Intel and AMD server hardware Shell scripting for various system administration tasks System performance optimization Independently handling minor customer emergencies Qualifications: Ability to seek creative, viable solutions to problems Excellent verbal and written communication skills Strong analytical and computer skills Ability to work independently Willingness to learn and teach Enthusiasm in problem solving and customer service Education and Experience: The desired candidate will possess three or more years of support representative experience and an educational background in the field. Proven experience is valued over education. Prior experience in the data center industry is a plus.

Experience with Ruby on Rails is highly desired. Technologies: Below is a list of different network technologies and vendors we work with regularly. Familiarity with most of these is a big plus. Ruby on Rails CentOS / Red Hat, Ubuntu, Scientific Linux Nagios MySQL and MySQL Replication, PostgreSQL, MongoDB Sphinx, Unicorn Version Control (Git, SVN) Cisco Switches and Routers LAMP Stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) OpenVZ 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