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Systems Administrator - RA

Absolute Opportunities
New York, New York, United States
February 14, 2018

Systems Administrator - RA

New York, NY

Our client, a major publisher and social media provider publishes various blogs which analyze the mass media industry, including the film and the publishing industries. Presently, they are seeking an IT professional to join their team, located in NY, NY to work in the capacity of Systems Administrator. The chosen candidate will manage and optimize the utilization and operation of cloud based servers (AWS- Linux, Apache, MySQL ) running multiple sites under primarily Drupal based CMS and other systems such as On-site LAMP servers and event IT logistics (networking and AV needs).


•Monitor the system daily and respond immediately to security, uptime, or customer access or usability problems in a Linux/MySQL environment.

•Respond to and resolve help desk requests for external clients and internal staff for both hardware and software issues, including: server performance needs, SQL query tuning, and memcache administration. This role is the GO TO person for system and DB related performance issues.

•Upgrade systems and processes as required for enhanced functionality and security issue resolution.

•Manage cloud-based infrastructure, databases, malware protection software and other processes

•Review application and security logs.

•Create, manage and verify backups of data and disaster recovery process.

•Manage company owned assets (e.g. registration, licenses, updates)

•Help design, deploy and manage server and web site application security needs

•Manage Hosted DNS

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: (Submission Summary)

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or a related technology discipline is required.

3 - 5 years in systems administration with proven abilities in troubleshooting across the FULL IT Stack and a level of scripting for task automation in a Drupal environment (drush).

Experience and understanding of the latest in cloud technology, security practices, and systems optimization is required.

Experience with Amazon Web Services or other cloud based systems is required.

Experience working within a Linux/MySQL environment is required.

Partners and collaborates effectively within a team environment with a spirit of cooperation with all levels in the organization.

Experience with the agile-scrum development methodology is strongly preferred.

Strong communications skills (i.e. verbal, written, interpersonal, etc.) are required.

Proficiency utilizing MS Office (i.e. MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook and MS Project) is required.

Ability to function effectively in a fast paced environment and multi-tasking

Present Salary?

12. Salary Expectation? (Salary range: $100k - $110k)

13. Must be a US Citizen or Green Card holder?

14. Current Address?