[Jobposts] Linux Admin. - Blackhawk Network - Pleasanton, CA (Vertisystem)

Hoa Dang hoa at vertisystem.com
Tue Sep 4 18:07:37 UTC 2012

Linux Admin

Location: Pleasanton, CA (Bay Area locals only)

Type: FTE

Work Auth: US Citizen & GC


1.	Which country are you in? USA
2.	Will you take international applicants? No
3.	Do folks need pre-existing work visas for your country? Yes, see
4.	Is a relocation allowance part of the salary package? No, locals
5.	Can we telecommute? No


The focus is on either a Junior/Mid Linux person with automation scripting
(DevOps/ Cloud) skills or a Cloud guru.



This role is vital to the successful implementation and management of our
cloud initiatives in support of development and testing engineering
functions across diverse product platforms. You will leverage your systems
and database implementation, monitoring and administration experience to
envision, implement, secure, automate, and monitor various cloud
deployments. You will play a key role in creating dynamic, secure, high
performance, and highly available cloud environments that will provide scale
and flexibility to various engineering organizations. Your enterprise
Linux/Windows systems and database administration experience, attention to
detail, ability to solve problems and willingness to learn and adapt to new
challenges in a fast-paced environment are core traits for success in this


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

*	Implement and support databases in cloud deployments by working with
engineering organizations in support of their development and test functions
*	Deploy in multiple public and private clouds, e.g. Amazon (AWS),
Rackspace, Cloudstack
*	Manage cloud deployments with cloud administration and management
framework, e.g. RightScale
*	Work with IT Network and Security organizations to standardize
infrastructure builds to facilitate a secure yet flexible operating
*	Implement and support application monitoring solutions for cloud
deployments Leverage industry best practices in defining and tuning
appropriate on-demand cloud deployment architecture
*	Programmatically automate routine cloud deployment, administration,
and monitoring tasks 
*	Be dynamic and capable of continuous learning and quick integration
new learning in daily work to accelerate and improve team capabilities
*	Provide operational support of cloud/development environments in
support of both the engineering and IT organizations


*	5+ years of administrating enterprise systems (Linux variants) 
*	Specific experience in cloud platform deployment preferred
*	Strong evidence of scripting skills to automate routine tasks
*	Knowledge of Chef and/or Puppet orchestration frameworks desired
*	Prior experience developing and integrating management dashboards a
big plus
*	Prior experience in hands-on troubleshooting of complex systems
problems that includes capacity planning and performance tuning, reliability
or high availability initiatives
*	Database implementation and maintenance experience required (DB2
and/or SQL Server)
*	Cross-functional DBA skills highly preferred
*	Good technical knowledge of block and network storage and data
*	Prior exposure to an agile development methodology preferred
*	A team player - ability to influence and lead cross-functional
*	Self-starter with track record of managing multiple complex tasks
*	Excellent communicator - verbal and written skills required
*	Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related discipline or
equivalent work experience
*	Master/Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related discipline 

 Interested resumes please email me, Hoa Dang, hoa at vertisystem dot com




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