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Senior System Administrator

Company: Ginkgo Bioworks, Inc.
Location: Boston
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Our mission is to make biology easier to engineer. Ginkgo is constructing, editing, and redesigning the living world in order to answer the globe's growing challenges in health, energy, food, materials, and more. Our bioengineers make use of an in-house automated foundry for designing and building new organisms. Today, our foundry is developing over 50 different organisms to make different products across multiple industries. We are looking for a Senior System Administrator to lead the support and implementation of new technologies. You will be responsible for the design, installation, configuration, and maintenance of the existing and future corporate infrastructure. Through your in-depth experience across various platforms, you bring an enthusiasm for creative thinking and solving technical challenges with your team, with a commitment to documentation that is written with stakeholders and users in mind. As Senior System Administrator, your role will be integral to supporting scientists, engineers, and developers by troubleshooting day-to-day problems, maintaining business applications, and ensuring a secure and highly available systems environment.-- In-scope technologies for the Senior System Administrator include Linux, vSphere, NetApp, PostgreSQL and MySQL databases, server hardware, Rancher clusters for container orchestration, and others. Responsibilities

  • Setup, configure, and perform day-to-day maintenance and administration of multiple Unix distributions deployments running on physical and virtual environments
  • Manage corporate virtual environments across multiple locations including storage, configuration, licensing, monitoring, capacity & performance overview
  • Implement and maintain NetApp storage array including installation and upgrade of ONTAP System Manager, network integration, and configuration of volumes and snapshots for performance
  • Own the production server infrastructure, including upgrades, backups, performance tuning, fault resolution and capacity planning
  • Manage Active Directory running a Unix environment including group policies and user accounts
  • Support corporate system audits by maintaining accurate, comprehensive documentation and providing timely responses to requests--
  • Ensure maximum up time by addressing critical issues as they arise, and utilizing excellent troubleshooting, multi-tasking and analytical skills.
  • Effectively manage time and priorities, delivering projects on schedule and communicating issues proactively Desired Experience and Capabilities
    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems or related technical field, preferred
    • Extensive hands-on experience installing, configuring and administering multiple Linux distributions, particularly Ubuntu and Centos
    • Strong working knowledge in--architecting, building, managing and upgrading VMware vSphere (6.5+) environments
    • Experience with VSAN and other common technologies used in a VMWare environment
    • Strong scripting skills, especially Python and Bash
    • Well-versed in fiber channel, iSCSI, NFS, CIFS, IP, zoning, and masking
    • Adeptness with NetApp storage array administration and configuration management including ONTAP software installation and use, volume creation, migration, and performance tuning
    • Experience with system security requirements and server hardening practice--
    • Working knowledge of Windows Server administration, Active directory, Certificate management and AWS
    • Ability--to thrive in fast-paced environments, and enthusiasm for the Ginkgo mission To learn more about Ginkgo, check out some recent press: We also feel that it's important to point out the obvious here - there's a serious lack of diversity in our industry, and that needs to change. Our goal is to help drive that change. Ginkgo is deeply committed to diversity, equality, and inclusion in all of its practices, especially when it comes to growing our team. Our culture promotes inclusion and embraces how rewarding it is to work with people from all walks of life. We're developing a powerful biological engineering platform, so we must remain mindful of the many ways our technology can - and will - impact people around the world. We care about how our platform is used, and having a diverse team to build it gives us the best chance that it's something we'll be proud of as it continues to grow. Therefore, it's critical that we incorporate the diverse voices and visions of all those who play a role in the future of biology. It is the policy of Ginkgo Bioworks to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and employment applicants.

Keywords: Ginkgo Bioworks, Inc., Boston , Senior System Administrator, IT / Software / Systems , Boston, Massachusetts

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