Sr. Systems Administrator - Linux - Docker - AWS - Postgres

Confidential Company  •  Boston, MA

5 - 7 years experience  •  Biotech/Pharma

$80K - $110K
Posted on 09/21/17 by Gary Wright
Confidential Company
Boston, MA
5 - 7 years experience
$80K - $110K
Posted on 09/21/17 Gary Wright

Position Title – WRTPGBSSA082017

Sr. Systems Administrator – Linux – Docker – AWS – Postgres - Boston, MA Area – Up to $110K

Base + Comprehensive Benefits

Local Candidates Only

2 Roles – 1 person with expertise in servers & 1 person who is more of a generalist


A highly successful, private, innovative & fast growing Bioscience Organism Engineering firm, whose mission is to make biology easier to engineer. They engineer organisms to address fundamental challenges the world is facing today. My client makes use of an in-house organism foundry to engineer new organisms for making natural products, pharmaceuticals, biofuels, and more. They are making the code base, compiler and debugger for life. Great culture with great upside.

Position Summary:

My client is looking for world class system administrators to help them build and scale. Here is your chance to work hand in hand with amazing scientists, engineers and software developers as they build tools that enable access to the power of biology - the most advanced manufacturing technology on the planet. Their IT team is tasked with delivering best of class IT infrastructure to keep their operations running smoothly - are you up for the challenge?


·        Build and scale the development, staging, and production environments, both in-house and cloud based

·        Build and manage production server hardware and software

·        Support scientists, engineers and developers IT needs

·        Provide best practices for utilization of hardware, storage, and cloud resources

·        Repair and upgrade hardware and software as necessary

·        Manage all wired and wireless networks

·        Help optimize software development and deployment

·        Prepare and implement backups and disaster recovery plans

Required Skills and Competencies:

·        5+ years of IT experience with sysadmin, DevOps, and network management in a highly scalable production environment

·        Expert level knowledge of Linux, MySQL, Postgres, AWS, and Docker

·        Moves fluidly between Linux, Mac and Windows - Need to be multi-platform

·        Familiar with Rancher or similar container management and deployment technologies

·        Strong familiarity with Ansible, Chef or similar IT Automation technologies

·        Ability to write scripts in your sleep, especially Python and Bash

·        Experience with platform virtualization (VMWare, Proxmox)

·        Big Dataexperience a plus


·        Amazing troubleshooting and debugging skills

·        Can solve all known and unknown challenges of fast growing IT environments

·        Keep IT systems purring by proactively finding and resolving issues while ensuring problems do not arise again

·        Driven self-starter who sees uptime as its own reward

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