Senior Systems Administrator at Geocaching HQ

| Seattle
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About Geocaching HQ
We are the global headquarters for the game of geocaching. Our apps and website allow a global community of more than 10 million people to join in a real-world treasure hunt. 
Our mission (and yours should you choose to accept it) is to inspire and enable discovery, exploration and adventure. Basically, everyone’s job here is to enable millions of people to have fun outside. How cool is that?

Position Overview
The Senior Systems Administrator’s primary focus is on designing, building, and supporting Geocaching’s systems and network infrastructure. This is achieved by strategizing, planning, and implementing hardware and software solutions to ensure optimal performance and availability of the company’s mission-critical applications.

As a member of a small IT team, you will have broad IT responsibilities that span several areas of IT. You will use your expertise in a wide range of technologies to successfully support our complex enterprise environment and will mentor and coach other team members to develop their skills.

What You’ll Do
  • Configure, deploy, administer, and maintain Windows and Linux web/application servers, network and storage devices, databases, monitoring systems, backup systems, VMware environment, etc. 
  • Automate tasks using scripting languages and config management.
  • Implement security policies and practices in accordance with best practices.
  • Apply project management skills to design, lead, and coordinate on some of IT’s largest and most complex projects.
  • Enthusiastically tackle routine systems administrator tasks that may fall to you from time to time as a member of a small team, including some end-user support workflow, such as managing printers and conference room equipment, facilitating employee access to hardware and software resources, and fielding miscellaneous support requests. 
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of the company’s infrastructure and industry best practices.
  • Advocate for, and mentor other team members.

  • 6+ years of experience administering enterprise-class server and network infrastructures.
  • Advanced/expert-level experience with:
  • Operating systems. Cross-platform expertise, multi-versed with Windows, Linux, and Mac environments.
  • Linux server management (managing users and groups, filesystem security, Samba, fstab, cron, shell scripting, LVM, package management, syslog, secure shell, jails, SSL tunneling, PAM, etc).
  • Configuration and deployment of common linux web and application servers (RabbitMQ, Postfix, Nginx, Node.js, etc) using configuration management systems (Saltstack preferred).
  • Windows server deployment/management using config management (DSC preferred).
  • Configuration of managed network devices (routers, layer 3 switches, firewalls, load balancers, and VPN appliances). Juniper & F5 experience preferred.
  • Enterprise-class shared storage systems (allocating disks, RAID levels, caching, provisioning LUNs, cloning, mirroring, migrating data, etc).
  • Comprehensive knowledge of:
  • Network services (DNS, DHCP, SMTP, TLS, SNMP, SSH etc) and network device configuration (vlan tagging, link aggregation, routing, vpn tunneling, load balance methods, etc).
  • VMware vSphere (all areas of deployment including registering HBAs, multipath, and configuration of DRS, VMware HA, VMFS volumes, vSwitches, iSCSI, and storage VMotion).
  • Microsoft SQL Server (building and maintaining high availability groups, replication, sizing, troubleshooting, optimizing performance, backing up & restoring, configuring security, etc).
  • Scripting languages and programmatic tools including powershell, bash, linux command-line tools, regular expressions, etc.
  • Additional experience with:
  • Administration of cloud environments (AWS, Azure, Google), hybrid on-prem/cloud interoperability, and data migration between environments.
  • Configuration and administration of other non-MS SQL (MariaDB/Galera, ClickHouse, etc) and noSQL (Redis, MongoDB, Couchbase, Elasticsearch, etc) environments in high-availability configurations. Experience with data migration between different environments.
  • Administration and buildout of Active Directory (group policies, administrative templates, sites and services, etc).
  • Working in data centers (maintaining equipment, wiring/cabling devices, and server hardware deployment and troubleshooting).
  • Preferred experience with:
  • Commercial phone systems - Mailboxes, extensions, access licenses, paging groups, workgroups, hunt groups, PCM/MCM, SIP, softphones, etc.
  • Configuring and implementing infrastructure load-testing tools.
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field.

  • Leads by example and exemplifies our values in actions and behaviors
  • Superb communication and collaboration skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Exhibits tact and proper judgment under pressure and in sensitive situations
  • Desire to continue learning and to mentor others
  • Self-directed and open to coaching/feedback
  • Uses independent judgment to plan, organize, and prioritize workload

Physical Demands and Work Environment  
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to remain stationary for long periods of time. In this position, you must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.

This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the only duties, responsibilities, and qualification for this job. Incumbents may be required to follow any additional related instructions, acquire related job skills and perform other related work as required.

Geocaching HQ embraces a diverse and inclusive workplace. Authenticity is one of our company core values and we strive to celebrate our differences. We encourage everyone to apply. 

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837 N 34th St. , Seattle, WA 98103

What are Geocaching HQ Perks + Benefits

Geocaching HQ Benefits Overview

In addition to two hours of paid geocaching outings a month, employees enjoy a variety of benefits including a stocked outdoor gear closet, communal eating space with catered lunches and endless snacks, unlimited ski/snowboard lift tickets, outdoor activity reimbursement, internal geocaching program with global travel opportunities, healthy work/life balance, and comprehensive health coverage.

Volunteer in local community
Cache In Trash Out® (CITO) is an environmental initiative supported by the geocaching community. Since 2002, CITO has helped preserve the natural beauty of cache-friendly spaces.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Employee fun committee (affectionately coined, Lackey Council), Encompass (diversity, equity, and inclusion focus), Green Team (to continue our environmentally-conscious practices), and more!
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Geocaching HQ's team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
0-2 years: 3 weeks (120 hours) 2-4 years: 4 week (160 hours) 4+ years: 5 weeks (200 hours)
4-week paid sabbatical every seven years
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
We provide free breakfast on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. Employees get free lunch on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.
Happy Hours
We offer employees A parking subsidy.
Pet Friendly
Acme Co.'s pet policy is dog friendly daily.
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Dog-friendly office, squad/club opportunities (cork squad, Green Team, keg squad, etc.), 4-week paid sabbatical every seven years, ping pong/foosball/shuffleboard tables, and commuter benefits.

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