Senior Network Sys Admin Wanted!

By | February 8th, 2016

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Thank you for your interest, but this position has been filled.
Please check out our jobs page for additional great opportunities at Backblaze.

Backblaze is hiring and we need a Senior Network Sys Admin to join our operations team! Want to help us grow and continue on as a leader in cloud storage? Check out the job description and the steps to apply below:

Senior Network Sys Admin Responsibilities:

  • Own network infrastructure & services (routers, switches, VPNs, LBs, DNS, DHCP, PXE, etc)
  • Automate deploying & updating network related configurations
  • Lead efforts to monitor and troubleshoot network issues
  • Improve network security (PCI compliance, firewalls, ACLs, HackerOne, Log Analysis, etc)
  • Negotiate contracts with networking hardware and connectivity vendors
  • Forecast bandwidth growth and manage ramp schedules with telcos
  • Help model the cost of customer bandwidth usage
  • Help administer/debug non-networking system (Debian Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, etc)
  • Help with planning (improve performance, reduce cost, increase efficiency, mitigate risk)
  • Participate in the 24×7 on-call pager rotation and respond to alerts as needed
  • Requirements

  • Expert knowledge availability topologies in both routing and switching layers
  • Expert knowledge with layer 3 technologies: IPv4, IPv6, OSPF, BGP, HSRP, VRRP, QoS
  • Expert knowledge of Linux system administration
  • 6+ years of experience or equivalent
  • Bash and/or Python scripting and Automation skills (Ansible experience preferred)
  • Position based in San Mateo, CA
  • Required for all Backblaze Employees

  • Good attitude and willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done
  • Strong desire to work for a small fast paced company
  • Desire to learn and adapt to rapidly changing technologies and work environment
  • Occasional visits to Backblaze datacenters necessary
  • Rigorous adherence to best practices
  • Relentless attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and good oral/written communication
  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem solving skills
  • Interested in working at Backblaze? Follow these steps:

  • Send an email to jobscontact@backblaze.com with the position in the subject line.
  • Include your resume.
  • Tell us a bit about your Networking experience.
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    Backblaze is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering competitive salary and benefits.

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