System Administrator

Location: Laramie, WY
Status: Full Time

Position Description:

Reporting to the Director of Web Operations, the Systems Administrator will join a team providing technical expertise and logically thought out solutions to large scale infrastructures in web services and tape archiving which are currently experiencing substantial growth. In addition will be the support of corporate services for national and international offices, this individual must be a self starter and task oriented as they will be working with a distributed team in separate locations with minimal management oversight. This opportunity provides exposure to a large range of technologies from SAN, web application services, networking, and general support of Unix, Windows, and Apple environments, so a desire to learn a broad range of competencies with a non-biased view is a must.

Applicants need to be aware that hours are based on task completion, and do not typically fit a strict 40 hour work week model. Maintenance windows are typically weekends and nights. Training is provided for creative implementation of tools versus simply learning of technology, so a self-taught, quick learning attitude will be necessary.


  • Primary responsibilities will surround the maintenance and support of the infrastructure that services a public multi-tier web application and petabyte class video library.
  • Additional responsibilities surround primary technical contact for a video refinement center based out of Laramie, WY consisting of mainly Apple equipment, including XSAN.
  • On-call duty is required based on a rotating schedule and research oriented problem solving is typical.

Skill Set:

Operating Systems
  • 5-7 years of Unix based administration including system design, compile and install, tuning and monitoring for specific applications, and deployment methods. Requires a comfort level and working experience in various UNIX based operating systems including: Solaris10, RedHat Enterprise Platforms, FreeBSD, and Apple OSX.
  • 3-5 years of corporate Windows systems and application administration utilizing ADS in a single or multi-domain configuration.
  • 1-2 years of Apple OSX administration, including a familiarity with Apple-based network services (AFP, DNS, OD).
  • Fundamental knowledge and understanding of storage network technologies, including concepts of file systems, disk subsystems, data profiling, and networking.
  • Working knowledge of NAS and SAN implementations. Preferably, would encourage the ability to comfortably recommend alternatives based on previous work experience.
  • Experience in medium to large tape automation systems including tape management, data archiving and recovery.
  • Disaster recovery experience surrounding the use of storage networking.
  • Proficient in scripting languages, preferably Perl, with ability to handle text file processing and data manipulation, regular expressions, and socket handling.
  • Experience in deploying typical Unix based applications such as Bind, OpenLDAP, NFS, NTP, Sendmail, etc and integrating into a mixed environment of Windows and Unix systems.
  • Knowledge and working experience with installing, upgrading, deploying, troubleshooting and tuning of web application environments specifically focused on apache 2.0 and tomcat. Knowledge of tools and techniques based on experience are key here.
  • Experience designing, configuring, and deploying open source and commercial database products in a clustered or large scale implementation. MySQL cluster deployments and comparative alternative knowledge are a plus.
  • Experience with tiered corporate email services including AV, SPAM, and remote connectivity. Exchange deployment and administration experience is desired.
  • Working knowledge of large scale backup solutions, tape archiving, and recovery. Working knowledge of Oracle SAMFS environments are optimal.
  • General experience with Layer2-3 switching/routing.
  • Knowledge of Cisco IOS and general networking fundamentals.
  • Understanding of design, deploy, and troubleshooting of VPN technologies. Cisco ASA firewall experience is a plus.
  • Working experience of geographically distributed services including application load balancing.
  • VoIP, PBX, and telecom knowledge and/or experience.
  • General knowledge of data center concepts including physical, environmental, and security controls.
  • Experience working with power, cooling, and general layout of racks for computer or telecom systems.


For consideration, please send Resume and Cover Letter to: