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System Administrator

Telesign Marina del Rey, CA
$84k-106k (estimate)
Full Time | IT Outsourcing & Consulting 3 Months Ago


The System Administrator provides technical leadership and support within the TeleSign Operations for the Linux infrastructure as the company continues building a highly virtualized, distributed, transaction processing platform. The Systems Administration team, working in conjunction with TeleSign’s Development team is currently focused on a transition to a DevOps-oriented solution including tools such as Puppet, Terraform and  vSphere to improve the quality, consistency and efficiency of deploy TeleSign’s products and infrastructure.

The Systems Administration team members must be detailed-oriented, demonstrate good risk management-based decision making including bringing innovative, reliable solutions to challenges and problems alike.  The individual should possess strong Linux technical skills, and proven DevOps experience. He/she must be self-motivated and have the drive to research assigned tasks and issues and working independently or in a team environment as needed. The role includes on-call responsibilities which are limited by the global nature of the Operations and Systems Administration team.


Essential Functions

  • Build, implement, and maintain the virtual machines using DevOps tools, processes, and procedures.
  • Work with architects, decision makers, and stakeholders to define business requirements and systems goals, to identify and resolve business system issues.Provide systems administration support for production and testing environments. This includes troubleshooting and improving existing infrastructure and processes.
  • Ensure TeleSign’s availability SLAs are met through highly available and redundant infrastructure.
  • Using Atalassian JIRA ticketing system provide regular status updates on assigned projects and tickets.
  • Provide technical support to other Engineering & Client Services and other organizations as needed.
  • Use available performance tools to monitor, manage and track system performance to ensure customer satisfaction and provide data in support of customer queries and feed to performance and capacity planning.
  • Work with TeleSign security team to maintain the security and integrity of the network and systems.


Essential Requirements

  • 5 years designing, analyzing, troubleshooting, and resolving issues with LAMP based servers in a multi-tiered application architecture, especially service-oriented architecture requiring 24 x 7 availability. 
  • 3 - 5 years’ experience with DevOps configuration tools (Puppet, Ansible, Chef, Terraform, etc.)
  • 3 - 5 years in supporting systems using several of the following:
    • Virtualized environments (VMWare, AWS, Rackspace, Kubernetes)
    • Linux based DBs, Search Engines (MYSQL, PostgreSQL, ElasticSearch, Cassandra, etc.)
    • Networked Storage (EMC, Pure Synology, etc.)
  • Understanding of REST, VLANs, IPSec, and load balancing is required.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting depending on scope of assignments.
  • Participate in on-call rotation fronted by 24x7 support organization.
  • Capable of multitasking, prioritize multiple assignments, work with managers to delegate tasks to peers perform research independently.
  • Ability to speak and write clear English in order to facilitate clear, unambiguous communications.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Some experience in NOSQL DBs, preferably MongoDB and Linux.
  • Experience with Cisco HyperFlex and UCS
  • Experience in a fast moving, agile development-based environment, preferably SaaS or cloud delivering based product offerings.
  • Experience in SSRS and/or OLAP cubes.
  • Some experience in scripting to support operations automation for DB related activities.
  • Understanding of Internet security concepts.
  • Familiarity with voice telecom and SMS messaging terminology.


TeleSign is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We believe our differences help us create a better workplace, a better product, and a better community. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, disability, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation.

TeleSign also participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.

TeleSign is an Affirmative Action Employer and as part of the commitment to AAP, it will seek to ensure affirmative action to provide equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment, and that all personnel activities, such as the recruitment selection, training, compensation, benefits, discipline, promotion, transfer, layoff and termination processes remain free of illegal discrimination and harassment based on protected characteristics.






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