Senior System Administrator w/Cloud Experience
Earth Networks

Germantown, Maryland

Posted in IT

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Senior Cloud Administrator (Senior System Administrator w/ Cloud Experience)

Earth Networks is seeking a talented Senior Cloud Administrator to support our AWS (Amazon Web Services) cloud-based infrastructure. We gather and analyze environmental observations from around the world to help promote a better understanding of the planet and its atmosphere. The company operates the world’s largest network of weather sensors and precise greenhouse gas data measurements. The company builds enterprise data services and information applications for enterprise and government customers. Our main IT infrastructure is hosted through Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure cloud platforms, utilizing some of AWS’s most advanced technology to promote reliability, elasticity, and deployment agility.

Responsibilities include:

  • Build, maintain, and enhance a wide variety of compute and server infrastructures including Windows, Linux, containers, serverless and managed services within the AWS and Azure Cloud infrastructures.
  • Assist in implementing IT processes, specifically focused on operations and cybersecurity (e.g., vulnerability management, identity management, disaster recovery, data protection, software development) to effectively secure AWS environments.
  • Support Engineering Teams, utilizing DevOps model, as a key contributor and influencer to scrum team success.
  • Define, test, and implement code deployment pipelines through Azure DevOps
  • Support complex environments utilizing APIs
  • Administer and monitor system availability and performance tools
  • Work to always meet or exceed service level targets
  • Develop a detailed understanding of applications and systems and how they interact with each other
  • Troubleshoot and resolve complex problems
  • Deploy upgrades and new systems with a high reliability approach
  • Update and create knowledge base articles, run books, and troubleshooting guides to assist 24/7 support teams and our IT to remediate issues

  • 5+ years of progressively responsible, hands-on operations experience utilizing Amazon Web Services Cloud infrastructure and cloud services.
  • Technical experience required:
    • Strong Linux and Windows Server experience
    • Strong experience with Docker, Grafana, Prometheus, and other container-related tools and applications
    • Strong hands-on experience supporting AWS services such as EC2, S3, IAM (Identity and Access Management), CodeDeploy, CloudWatch, Fargate/ECS, Lambda, VPCs (Virtual Private Cloud), ELBs, CloudFront, EMR, SQS, SNS, CloudFormation, and AMI (Amazon Machine Image) creation.
    • Strong CI/CD support utilizing Azure DevOp tools and capabilities
    • Extensive experience with IIS (Internet Information Services), Active Directory, cloud networking, and knowledge of web technologies
    • Basic SQL administration and management capability of database technologies (RDS, Aurora, DynamoDB)
    • PowerShell and other scripting technologies
    • Extensive Cloud infrastructure troubleshooting experience.
  • Technical experience - desirable:
    • Amazon architecture design
    • Support for customer facing services including API, SaaS (software as a service), and DaaS (Data as a Service) support
    • Implementing advanced monitoring tools focused on monitoring cloud-based systems
  • Experience using network layer security systems such as IPS/IDS, firewalls, web content filters, and web application filters
  • Experience with best practices in server hardening and network security
  • Implementing and validating systems against ISO 27000 standards
  • Experience coding and/or troubleshooting .Net and C+ applications a plus
  • Jira and other Atlassian product experience a plus
  • Buildmaster or other deployment packaging and automation tools a plus
  • IT certifications (AWS, Microsoft, and/or Cloud+)
  • Ability to interact with teams in a professional, articulate manner
  • Communicates effectively with both technical staff and senior leadership
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Able to learn and adapt to recent technologies through self-directed training
Additional Information:
  • This is a remote opportunity that can be done from anywhere in the continental United States
  • Travel to our Germantown, MD headquarters may be required up to two times per year
  • You must be eligible to work in the U.S. without company sponsorship, now or in the future, for employment-based work authorization. F-1 visa holders with Optional Practical Training (OPT) who will require H-1B status, TNs, or current H-1B visa holders will not be considered. H1-B and green card sponsorship is not available for this position
  • Medical, Dental and vision coverage PLUS flexible spending accounts
  • Generous 401(k) company match
  • Company-paid life insurance and short/long term disability
  • 15 days of Paid Time Off accrued in your first year! An additional day every year after!
  • 8 Company Holidays + 2 Floating Holidays
  • Spot Bonuses
  • Working with co-workers that are passionate about our products and solutions!
Important COVID-19 Guidance:

In September 2021, the US government issued new federal vaccine regulations that certain government contractors must adhere to. Earth Networks is a covered federal contractor and therefore our US-based employees are required to be vaccinated, and show proof of vaccination, by January 4, 2022. What does this mean for you as a potential candidate? It means that if you were to join Earth Networks, you would need to be fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022, or by your hire date (whichever is later) to be eligible to start in the role. As a condition of employment, you would need to submit official COVID-19 vaccine documentation or be legally entitled to an accommodation. Earth Networks will consider and review reasonable accommodation requests based on medical or religious grounds for qualified candidates.

Earth Networks is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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