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Chicago, IL


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Working within a dynamic and fast paced team environment, the Application Administrator is responsible for maintaining various middleware applications across all environments. This includes development, QA, and production. The ideal candidate must be a subject matter expert with various Open Source and Microsoft products that **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. utilizes on a consistent basis. Furthermore, this person will need to have a strong understanding of the connections and dependencies between our middleware and business applications.

The ideal candidate will be able to:

Enjoy taking charge to solve production critical outages.

After fixing a production issue you always think of ways to avoid it next time.

Mentor operations and delivery resources to improve the quality of applications and infrastructure.

Have a passion for open source stack such as Apache Web Server with Passenger, Apache Solr for Search, Postgres, MongoDB to name a few.

Set up clusters and dealing with replication issues tied to open source middleware stack.

Enjoy working on Linux more than Windows but can deal with any OS.

Document the run book every time you do something new even though it’s pretty boring work.

Automate tasks and know when to use chef/puppet/scripting to achieve the goal.

Create and maintain system architecture and product support documentation.

Enjoy the complexity of highly integrated web systems.

Be passionate and take pride in improving web site performance and availability.

Have strong debugging ability to identify root causes and possible solutions for high impact site issues (Tier 2).

Maintain subject matter expertise on new technology as it is added to the environment.

Be obsessed with tools like Splunk, DynaTrace, New Relic, AppDynamics, Omniture, Google Analytics etc and always looking to learn something new about the applications you support.

Job Requirements

Solution-focused, positive, resilient, proactive.

Ability to effectively communicate technical risk assessments and impacts to multiple stakeholders.

Strong technical skills to guarantee uptime and across all environments.

Sufficient technical aptitude to understand and communicate the application impacts of low level system, data, and database changes.

Must be a strong team player.

Ability to work with aggressive timelines.

Experience Required

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Computer Information Systems (related/commensurate experience acceptable)

Five years of experience preferred with administration responsibilities in the following areas: Any Ruby on Rails App Tier

Apache Solr or a similar search engine

PostgreSQL or MySQL or similar Technology


Scripting languages

Configuration automation using Chef/Puppet

Support of production level applications

Experience working in a multi-tiered web environment

Classified Ventures, LLC, **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. and are Equal Opportunity Employers

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