Linux Systems Engineer (Bilingual English/Spanish candidates)

The American Institutes for Research
Washington, DC
Apr 20, 2017
Apr 21, 2017
Full Time
Overview: Be part of something innovative and cutting edge. Join our team of more than a hundred software engineers, designers, project managers and software specialists that are smart, creative and excited by what they do.Some of our ground-breaking work includes:- Building internet scale application clouds using Microsoft technology (IIS/SQL Server)- Utilizing configuration management automation tools to provision and deploy applications to large numbers of servers.- Advanced computer-adaptive algorithms (only one that-s peer-approved in the country)- Mobile support for the user interfaces- Learning management systems with social media features- User interfaces that are universally accessible to people with or without disabilities - Innovative, machine-scorable test questionsThe American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a leading professional services firm with a growing software engineering and product development team. We design and build things that are inspiring and make a real impact in the online testing industry. We are currently seeking a Senior Linux Systems Engineer for our Washington, DC (Georgetown) office. Responsibilities: - Provide system administration support for and interact with our large team of software developers - System administration and maintenance of web application servers and database servers - Tier 3 support for networking and hardware configuration for schools and districts that use our software products Other Responsibilities may include: - Set up, configure and support Linux/Windows servers and Network Equipment on a TCP/IP network - Administer all systems, applications, security updates and carefully document network and server changes- Configure and troubleshoot Web, SQL and Application servers - Design, configure and troubleshoot network devices - Troubleshoot network performance issues. Coordinate with manager and team on new tasks or existing issues. - Support and resolve issues related to hardware, software and network.- Support clients' requests for setting up hosting resources: Web sites, Databases, security and other internet resources (DNS, email, FTP). - Perform a variety of tasks including documentation and improvement of Standard Operating Procedures.Qualifications: Required Qualifications:- Bachelor-s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, Information Technology, and Software Engineering. - At least 5+ years of experience in the IT Industry- Experience managing network resources in a web hosting environment - Experience with Linux Server Administration, including installation, troubleshooting, monitoring, performance tuning and configuration is required - Experience configuring and maintaining web servers such as IIS, Apache Tomcat and NGINX web servers - Excellent documentation and communication skills, a very proactive and detail-oriented person and a strong team-oriented attitude- Knowledge of IT concepts, issues, practices, methodologies, and trends Desired Qualifications: - Knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server (2005 and above) or MySQL server, including installation, administration, configuration, troubleshooting, backups and restoration - Knowledge of modern networks: TCP/IP, Firewalls, Load Balancers, Ethernet Switching, IDS/IPS security devices, Device monitoring (TCP port, SNMP, WMI and application monitoring tools), and Security monitoring (familiar with common techniques).- Amazon Web Service (AWS) experience desired - SSL configuration and use expertise - Mongo / NoSQL database administration - Scripting languages such as PERL, Python, and bash - Basic knowledge of Windows 2003 Server and aboveAIR offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including a fully funded retirement plan, generous paid time off, commuter benefits, and tuition assistance. For more information, please visit our website at To apply, please go to Candidates must apply online for consideration. EOE.

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