Lead Hosting System Administrator

Great American Insurance Group - Cincinnati, OH (30+ days ago)4.0

Be Here. Be Great. Working for a leader in the insurance industry means opportunity for you. Great American Insurance Group, a member of American Financial Group, is a Fortune 500 company consistently recognized as a top place to work. We combine a "small company" culture where your ideas will be heard with "big company" expertise to help you succeed. With over 30 specialty property and casualty operations and a variety of financial services, there are always opportunities here to learn and grow.

Engage closely with architects, engineering, and operations teams in designing and delivering highly available and scalable services.
Learn, deploy and document newer technologies for the potential deployment of services.
Drive ongoing improvements and efficiencies in operational practices, tools & processes.
Installing, patching, and managing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 & 7 servers at multiple locations.
Build and deploy Microsoft Server platforms (2003, 2008, 2012) to production environments.
High level of analysis/troubleshooting of Windows 2008 R2 and Windows 2012 R2.
Developing and maintaining installation and configuration procedures for new server builds.
Install and configure web server technologies including Apache HTTP and Microsoft IIS.
Install and support middleware technologies including Oracle WebLogic, Apache Tomcat, and .NET
Install software, apply patches, monitor performance and troubleshoot alerts.
Work with Java Developers and Application Development teams to tune and monitor JVM.
Support both production and non-production servers in a complex environment.
Performing hardware maintenance/repair activities.
Provide on-call support as needed.

OS and Platform Requirements:
5+ years hands-on administration of large Linux environments
3+ years hands-on experience with Apache and Tomcat
1+ year hands-on management of Windows environments
1+ year hands-on experience with IIS
Experience maintaining Red Hat Logical Volume Manager (LVM) and file systems.
Ability to effectively communicate with various teams and levels of management.
Must be able to work independently in the absence of supervision.

Nice to have:
Complex shell, Perl, or similar scripting ability to automate tasks and perform basic data analysis.
Understanding of DNS, Networking, and Firewalls
Install, configure and administer Microsoft Windows Clustering
Experience with virtualization technologies including VMware.
Interpret Java stack traces
Experience with PowerShell - Cmdlets for performing common system administration tasks, such as managing the registry, services, processes, and event logs, and using Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI).
Experience installing, configuring and maintaining Red Hat Satellite Server to centralize and automate the deployment of patches and providing reports of the environment.
Advanced knowledge in a modern configuration management solution such as Puppet or Ansible
Consults with personnel to identify current operating procedures and to clarify objectives.
Experience with Solaris 10 and ZFS.

Typically requires a minimum of 5 years of related experience with a Bachelor's degree; or equivalent experience.

Skill Set:
Operating Systems - Windows 2016 and 2012, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 & 7
Application Platforms – Java, Tomcat, .NET, Oracle Weblogic, jBOSS
Scripting –Shell Languages (Bash/TCSH/KSH), Perl, Python, or equivalent
Version control – GIT
Provisioning – vSphere, vRO
Storage – EMC, SAN, NAS
Networking - Infoblox, F5, Cisco
Database – Oracle, MS SQL
Hardware – Cisco UCS, vBlock, HP