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Lead SysAdmin Position Available

There’s a blog post to follow with when/why, etc., but without further ado: I’m moving to a new position at Buckle, and that means we need a new Lead SysAdmin.  It’s a great job at a great company, in a great place to raise a family (Kearney, NE).  You get paid well, get a good yearly budget for new toys, and equipment, and it’s overall a very fun position. If interested, drop me a line, and I’ll make sure your resume gets the proper attention.  To apply online, click here, and search for jobs within 5 miles of zip code 68845.  The job title is “Web Development - Lead Systems Administrator”. Here’s the job posting: JOB DETAIL Job Title:  ** Web Development - Lead Systems Administrator** image Location:  Buckle Corporate Office & Distribution Center  2407 W 24th Street  KEARNEY, Nebraska 68845-0000 image Job Description:  ### Lead Systems Administrator **Position Summary:** The Lead Systems Administrator will be responsible for the deployment and maintenance of Unix/Linux systems and application software in multiple environments. The ideal candidate will possess a deep understanding of large scale Unix deployments and will lead the team responsible for the infrastructure serving all e-commerce and intranet applications. Additionally, this person must be able to function effectively in a fast-paced environment where projects range from maintenance to upgrades to new deployments and technologies. Our Systems Administrators also serve as Network Administrators for the smaller networks their systems reside in, so strong knowledge of ethernet, TCP/IP, and network security is required. **Responsibilities:** • Maintain all servers and workstations on WSD team, including production, development, and staging of servers for the e-commerce platform and company intranet • Setup, maintain, and manage an enterprise-class backup strategy for WSD team servers and workstations • Automate tasks via custom scripting • Assist in architecting and designing solid server solutions **Requirements:** • Expertise in setting up robust and reliable server architectures. Additionally, a large appetite for automating the mundane is preferred and will be encouraged. ● In-depth knowledge of technologies that include but are not limited to: Linux systems administration, Java VM tuning, Weblogic Administration, Apache HTTPD/NGINX Administration, All layers of TCP/IP, subnetting, etc., IPSEC VPN’s, ISC BIND, Load balancing and clustering technologies, Shell scripting, Nagios monitoring and RRD administration, RPM packaging format and patching best practices • A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or other discipline • Minimum 4-5 years of previous system-administration experience in a professional environment **Compensation:** Market/negotiable, relocation assistance is a possibility for the right candidate.