Systems Administrator

Location: Austin/Round Rock, Texas
Date Posted: 09-26-2017
KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking for a Systems Administrator to join our IT team.

Established in 2005, KingsIsle is a proven MMO hitmaker bringing our unique vision to mobile games. Our award-winning game Wizard101 is currently in its 11th year, and we recently released our latest mobile game "Animal Cove" for iOS and Android. We are driven by a spirit of innovation and experimentation in every aspect of our business.

We attribute our success to great people and we recognize the value of every team member. We work hard and have fun, whether it’s with lunchtime gaming sessions or office outings to the movies. The working environment, friendly teammates, and support for growing careers all contribute to the long tenures many people enjoy at KingsIsle.

Responsibilities
  • Install, configure and maintain new hardware and software for: servers, data/voice networks, storage systems, workstations, server room, and co-location
  • Perform audits of systems, software, system updates, patches, backups, and user account management
  • Configure and troubleshoot Linux machines
  • Document procedures on a regular basis
  • Coordinate with peer internal teams and hosting provider(s) to troubleshoot and escalate problems to resolution
  • Work with the IT manager in planning and implementing IT projects
  • Work with the IT ticketing system to track requests and projects
  • Expert of various standard infrastructure and networking services such as AD, LDAP, DNS, DHCP, NFS, SSH, Samba, NTP
  • Perform regular file archival and purge as necessary
  • Help tune performance and ensure high availability of infrastructure
Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree in computer science or related field
  • Minimum of 3 years professional experience as a Systems Administrator
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • 3+ years Windows Server and Active Directory administration experience (Windows 2012R2 preferred)
  • 3+ years Linux systems administration experience (RedHat/CentOS preferred)
  • Experience with management/maintenance of mission critical services
  • Proficient in at least one scripting language
  • VMWare, vSphere, and vCenter experience
  • Must be available to be on call during weekends/after hours
  • Experience deploying infrastructure monitoring and reporting tools such as Nagios, SolarWinds, Cacti, Zabbix, or the like
Preferences
  • CCNA
  • REHL certification
  • 2+ years of experience with storage solutions (EMC, Compellent, Qnap, or similar)
  • Experience deploying and configuring Cisco appliances
  • Experience with Symantec Backup Exec and/or Veeam backup
  • Applicable certifications
  • Experience with Jira and Confluence
  • Experience with Symantec Endpoint Protection
  • Experience with MaaS360 MDM Suite
  • Office 365 Cloud administration
  • Data Center maintenance and management
  • Load balancing experience
  • Experience with Configuration Management Tools such as Chef and Puppet, Vagrant, Ansible, Salt, or other
Perks & Benefits
  • Competitive compensation
  • Stock options
  • Health, dental, and vision care benefits
  • 401(K) with employer match
  • Company fun days and parties
Considerations
  • Please make sure that the durations of your education and employment on your resume are included in month/year format
  • Salary will be commensurate with experience
  • Only highly qualified candidates need apply and only candidates that meet the degree requirements will be considered
  • Applicants must be legally able to work in the U.S. for KingsIsle
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