SENIOR APPLICATIONS SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR

Employer
Location
Dulles/Ashburn
Posted
Dec 23, 2012
Closes
Jan 22, 2013
Duration
Full Time
The AOL Services engineering team builds and supports the applications and services we use at AOL to deliver features like Mail, AIM, Access and Commerce across all platforms (mobile, desktop, and web). We build the tools, frameworks and services that let people safely and securely access content and applications online.

AOL's Member Mail Operations team is responsible to run one of the largest Mail systems in the United States, supporting millions of users. Mail Operations is a group of cutting-edge application Systems Administrators who are responsible for learning, installing, maintaining, monitoring and scaling applications supporting AOL Mail Systems. If you are looking to gain experience in a large scale Linux environment, look no further. This job will satisfy your hunger for technical research and advancement. We look for people that are exceptionally imaginative, collaborative, and truly excited about the AOL mission: to inform, entertain, and connect the world...
As a Senior Systems Administrator at AOL, you’ll share the responsibility of administering 5000+ Linux / Unix systems supporting diverse business applications. In this critical role, you’ll engineer, implement, and support the Anti-Spam systems that stops email abuse against our members. In addition to that, you will also be a key contributor to the automation, management and optimization of our overall infrastructure. As a representative of Mail Operations team, you help collaborate with our business partners to interpret their technology needs and architect solutions to meet the business unit’s objectives.

Responsibilites:
• Design, install, and manage large scale, high-performance Linux systems.
• Build and configure Centos based physical and virtual servers
• Configure Linux servers to support a variety of Anti-Spam applications.
• Support host/cluster/disaster recovery and ensure continuous availability of business-critical applications.
• Perform infrastructure troubleshooting, resolve issues and document solutions.
• Perform patching, security updates, and make configuration changes to keep the infrastructure secure and reliable.
• Develop scripts and procedures to automate routine processes.
• Participate in infrastructure discussions with business users, provide input and make recommendations on technology issues, negotiate on project timelines and act as the point of contact to support internal users.
• Be a team player and participate in an on-call rotation
• Have fun

Required Skills
• Expertise on Centos is a must.
• Experience with web and application servers like Apache and Tomcat is a must.
• Knowledge of CouchBase memcache technology is highly desirable.
• Solid understanding firewall configurations and Linux file system options is required.
• Experience in using advanced scripting skills; knowledge of automation and monitoring tools.
• Knowledge of relational databases, database appliances, NoSQL databases.
• Excellent customer service skills including written and verbal communications
• Strong interpersonal/communication skills.
• Self-directed, Self-starter and independent problem solver.
• Ability to write detailed scripts in at-least one, preferably two administrative languages.
• Skill in creating and maintaining meaningful documentation.

Education / Experience
• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field.
• At least 7-10 years of directly related experience.

About AOL: At AOL we’re focused on radically redefining the world of online communications. We are transforming how people around the globe connect with information, entertainment and one another by bringing together award winning journalists and innovative technologies to create rich and engaging consumer experiences. We look for people who are exceptionally imaginative, collaborative, and truly excited about our mission - to inform, entertain and connect the world. 

AOL is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other classification prescribed by applicable law.



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