Linux System Administrator Engineer

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  • Anywhere



To help in our planned growth, we are looking for an experienced System Operations engineer to join our System Operations team working on the web hosting infrastructure space.

The successful candidate will work within a distributed SysOps team consisting of members from various locations around the world, working to deploy and maintain enterprise-scale cloud web hosting infrastructure. The role will include shift-based operations to allow SysOp coverage 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

You will need to be technically skilled, with excellent communication and collaboration skills, able to make decisions, be well organized, and capable of taking ownership of tasks.

We are looking for a seasoned team player who has extensive exposure to public cloud offerings from platforms such as AWS and you have a proven track record of managing and delivering enterprise cloud-based PaaS with an API-first mindset.

Your responsibilities will include

Working in a team on the deployment, operation, maintenance, and scalability of PaaS infrastructure utilizing containerized WordPress as a service across multiple regions
Maintaining and ensuring continued reliability, scalability, and security of PaaS infrastructure.
Monitoring and investigation of PasS operational issues.
Working with the onboarding team to assist with WordPress platform migrations
Working with the support team to address escalated hosting issues
Performing day-to-day maintenance tasks
Working closely with internal and external teams to ensure best practices are applied consistently.


Min. 3 years experience in IT
Experience with LiteSpeed Enterprise web hosting infrastructure
Proficiency in Linux Administration (CentOS/Debian/Ubuntu most preferred)
Proficiency in building and maintaining AWS-based infrastructure (EC2, S3, SQS, SES, etc.)
Min. 2 years experience with WordPress environment preparation and deployment.
Min. 2 years experience with shell scripting in Bash
Experience building, deploying, and managing Docker/Kubernetes,
Experience with server virtualization technology such as KVM, Vmware
Experience with enterprise-scale server/web hosting
Database experience (both SQL and NoSQL, including MySQL and Redis)
Experience with GitLab CI/CD, CircleCI, deployHQ, Jenkins, Bitbucket Pipelines, or similar
Experience with version control systems (preferred Git)

Previous Experience / Nice to Have

Experience with OpenStack / Virtuozzo infrastructure
Experience with JPS / Jelastic Cloud Scripting
Experience with programming in at least one language (ideally PHP)
Experience with PHP frameworks (ideally WordPress and Laraval)
Experience in a DevOps, infrastructure, systems, or equivalent role
Experience with monitoring and alerting tools such as Zabbix New Relic, Datadog, etc.
Experience applying cloud security best practices and maintaining compliance.
Experience with ElasticSearch/OpenSearch technologies
Redhat or AWS certificates (would be considered a plus)
Experience with backup and recovery best practices