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Sr. Linux Systems Administrator

Are you a Linux Administrator looking for your next challenge? Sturdy is looking for a skilled senior systems administrator to help maintain multiple customer environments in Amazon Web Services. 

At Sturdy you will be part of a team designing, automating, and deploying Linux-based systems on behalf of our customers to AWS using methods allowing automatic service recovery when things go south. Every week is different and the problems you will be challenged to solve are always evolving. We build solutions using infrastructure-as-code so our customers can refine and reuse these processes again and again - all without having to come back to us for additional help.


You're capable of…

  • Linux administration with a focus on Redhat/ CentOS / Amazon Linux / Ubuntu in virtualized environments
  • Building out MySQL clusters or other SQL clusters in an HA configuration
  • Utilizing Linux scripting such as Bash, Python, Perl, Ruby
  • Installing, configuring, and maintaining services such as Apache, MySQL, HAProxy, Tomcat, Nginx, RabbitMQ, PHP
  • Wielding configuration management frameworks to your advantages such as Puppet, Chef, Ansible, or the willingness to learn
  • Utilizing core Linux tools and technologies such as iptables, NFS, apt, yum
  • Proficiency in networking, understanding network routing, and network security
  • Service architecture and containerization, such as Docker, LXD
  • Tracing degraded SQL performance and constructively implement tuning changes and monitor results
  • Performing successful root cause analysis for complex problem resolution
  • Finding Waldo in our employee handbook

The core skill sets for a systems administrator are either Linux, networking, or databases.

Things we hope you'll love…

Excellent compensation, medical, dental, 401K, and all sorts of benefits you’d expect (and many you almost certainly don’t!) 
An influential position on a quickly-moving team 
No middle-management, you'll work closely with your peers on a small, high-functioning team 
Opportunities to work with brilliant people who also like to have fun 
Amazon training and certification testing 
Excellent career growth opportunities


Location: Irvine, CA

Travel: not often, if ever.

Must be able to work on-site in our Irvine office.

No recruiters, direct hire only

You also might get to shoot your boss with a Nerf gun. Here's a thing we did:

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