[Full-time] System Administrator at OptimumHQ

Location: Arizona

Main Responsibilities:

  • Installs, configures, and maintains a variety of operating systems, including Linux, Windows and Virtualization Technologies (VMWare and KVM).
  • Analyzes and resolves problems associated with the operating system’s servers, hardware, applications, and software.
  • Monitors systems performance and ensures compliance with security standards including participation in regular security audits.
  • Performs systems maintenance tasks, such as system patching, back-ups, verifies, recovery and file maintenance.
  • Schedules, installs, and tests system software upgrades.
  • Configures software and resolves technical problems.
  • Utilizes proper Change Control and Configuration Management processes.
  • Monitors and maintains software licensing and maintenance agreements.
  • Monitors and maintains hardware warranty and support contracts.
  • Creates and manages accounts and role based permissions for source code control.
  • Develops and writes comprehensive technical documents including architectural roadmaps, physical and virtual infrastructure topologies.
  • Participates in a 24/7 on-call rotation.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

What you will need:

  • 2+ years working in a Systems Administrator role, demonstrating advanced skills with Linux, Windows and Virtualization Technologies (VMWare and KVM).
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, related degree program or equivalent experience.
  • Ability to work in an unstructured, fast-changing environment with rapid release cycles.
  • Demonstrates skills in performance tuning and disaster recovery strategies.
  • Ability to work with teams to develop automated processes and procedures to promote rapid responses to issues.
  • Experienced in Shell scripting.
  • Experience with Docker Containers.
  • Experience with GiT and/or other source control systems.

Physical Considerations:

  • Ability to lift/carry up to 30 pounds without assistance. Help available if needed.
  • May require squatting or kneeling.

What will put you ahead:

  • Experience with system orchestration (Ansible, Puppet, Saltstack).
  • Experience with AWS and/or Google Cloud.
  • Experience with PostgresSQL and MYSQL Database administration.
  • Build/Deployment/CI Systems.
  • ITIL Foundation.
  • Certifications:
  • Linux – Certified SYSADMIN.
  • MCSA.
  • VMWare VCA.
  • HTML5 & Javascript.
  • Programming Languages: Python, JAVA.
  • Maven, including repository solutions like Archiva, Sonatype Nexus and others.
  • SSO Technologies (OAuth2, SAML).

Job Type: Full time

Reports to: Director of Technology Operations

Benefits: Full medical benefits, vacation/sick leave and paid holidays

Job Location: Mesa, AZ

Required Language: English

Salary commensurate with experience.

We are an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran

All offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $45,000.00 to $65,000.00 /year


  • system administration: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Additional Compensation:

  • Bonuses
  • Other forms

Work Location:

  • One location


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off
  • Flexible schedule
  • Professional development assistance

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