Systems Administrator - System Provisioning – (Contractor)

Careers at Bloomberg

London

Posted Nov 9, 2017 - Requisition No. 63213

The Systems Stability Engineering team manages a large and diverse fleet of Linux, Windows, Solaris, and AIX servers, handling all aspects of operating system administration including configuration management, task orchestration, kernel and performance tunables, and filesystems. You will get to work with modern, open-source tooling while maintaining mission-critical systems hosting a wide array of applications.

The Systems Administrator role will provide world class systems management and engineering skills for this global Linux/Unix and Windows computing environment.

You’ll need to have:

  • Extensive experience showing progressive levels of responsibility within the realm of systems administration and engineering
  • Familiarity with OS provisioning systems for at least one of Linux (Red Hat), Solaris, AIX and Windows
  • Experience with interpreted languages (such as Python, Ruby, Perl) and shell scripting (ksh or bash ideally)
  • Strong English communication skills
  • Experience working in a 24/7 production engineering organisation
  • Must function well as a member of a team and thrive in a fast-paced, interrupt-driven systems environment

We’d love to see:

  • Ability to implement basic tunables and network settings using configuration management platforms (e.g. Chef, CFEngine, Puppet, etc.)
  • History of working with industry-standard tools such as Chef, SaltStack, and Foreman to manage and maintain provisioning and configuration standards
  • Experience with LVM and network-based enterprise filesystem management
  • Experience with creating and improving documented procedures to prevent and reduce the severity of outages
  • Prior involvement in coordinating activities with vendors such as software and firmware bug reporting and remediation

If this sounds like you:

Apply if you think we're a good match! We'll get in touch with you to let you know what the next steps are.
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