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[Discuss] [Position-available] Sysadmin and Junior Sysadmin in Kendall Square
- Subject: [Discuss] [Position-available] Sysadmin and Junior Sysadmin in Kendall Square
- From: dsr at smartleaf.com (dsr)
- Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:53:20 -0400
------------------------------------------------------- To post your own position-available or position-wanted message, please follow the procedure at: http://blu.wikispaces.com/job+posting+policy ------------------------------------------------------- Web version: http://www.smartleaf.com/careers/ I'm going to quote the sysadmin ad here; the junior ad is also on the website, and basically consists of "you have a little experience in some of these things and would like to learn more". Job Description We are a hands-on operations team with 24/7 responsibility. Billions of dollars of other people's money flow through our systems; we ensure these systems keep running. Our processes are (or should be) scalable, repeatable, and recoverable. We identify problems and help solve them, no matter where they are in the systems. When we need a better tool, we find it or build it. Our cardinal virtues are laziness, impatience and hubris. This team handles: ? Building and maintaining environments for development, test, and production. ? Automating work with our configuration management system, Tuttle. ? Helping to maintain IT services such as mail, printing, and Asterisk PBX. ? Building and maintaining internal and colo networks. ? Some minor desktop user support - Linux, Mac, a few Windows. You will also be asked to: ? Document work in the clearest, most simple terms possible (so that you are happy to see it at 3am). ? Assist in project planning, budgeting, and resource management. There is an overnight on-call rotation that all of our team shares. Only about 3% of your on-call nights will involve actually being woken up; we would like to make that zero, and you'll have power to help make those changes. Please note this is not an all-remote position. Our technology stack includes Debian Linux, a systems automation suite called Tuttle, Chef, Oracle, Ruby on Rails, C++, Perl, git. We use RequestTracker for ticketing; routers and firewalls are from Juniper. Our employees mostly use Macs, with a bare handful of Windows desktops to support. There are no Microsoft servers. Qualifications We would like to see candidates with: ? 5+ years experience managing Linux or other UNIX systems. ? Familiarity with one or more of Perl, Python, Ruby, or a similar systems language. ? Experience with installation and configuration automation. ? Strengths in other areas that complement our team members. Other useful skills include: ? Some knowledge of Debian and RPM packaging systems. ? Familiarity with at least one configuration management system such as cfengine, Puppet or Chef. ? Oracle, MySQL or Postgres administration. ? IPsec, mail, dns, web servers, load balancing, routing, firewalling, and performance monitoring. Most importantly, we are looking for candidates who are clever, competent, and kind. Please note a financial services background is NOT required. Culture and Benefits Currently Smartleaf is located in a top-floor office a short walk away from the Kendall T stop in Cambridge. With a little over 30 employees, we are a relaxed and friendly office focused on client and employee satisfaction. We offer: ? Competitive compensation. ? Comprehensive health and dental coverage. ? Three week paid time off, plus holidays. ? Flexible office hours and a fully-stocked kitchen. How to Apply Please send cover letters and resumes to future at smartleaf.com in plain text or PDF. In your cover letter, tell us about an interesting technical problem that you have solved in a way that excites us to learn more. Questions are welcome;we look forward to hearing from you.