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Senior Systems Administrator, Automation

Company: Western Union
Location: Englewood
Posted on: April 12, 2018

Job Description:

Western Union is changing. Yes, were the company that moves money around the world quickly and reliably in 200 countries and territories. We are also present in over 510,000 locations bringing immense distribution convenience to our consumers. But were on the cusp of becoming much more than that. Our vision is to be the preferred financial services provider for the underserved billions of people and businesses with unmet financial service needs. That means aggressively pursuing digital, mobile, ATM/kiosk and stored value card strategies that meet the needs of todays global consumers and businesses. So if youre looking for a company on the move and truly one of the most diverse work environments on the planet then Western Union could be for you.

We are seeking a Senior Systems Administrator based at Western Unions global headquarters in Englewood, Colorado. Your primary responsibilities will be to plan and build pre-production and production technology systems in a hybrid cloud/datacenter environment.

Sound interesting? Here are some specifics:

Direct effort to plan, engineer, and design the infrastructure, as well as direct effort to evaluate, recommend, integrate and coordinate enhancements to the infrastructure.
Work with IT Architects to ensure that modification/changes to the infrastructure interacts appropriately, data conversion impacts are considered, and other areas of impact are addressed to meet the performance requirements of the project.
Take a lead role in operational support of IT Infrastructure technology including, but not limited to, Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system, Solaris, VMware, network, security, storage etc.
The installation, implementation, documentation and ongoing maintenance of Open Source Systems software products on all platform tiers (operating system/Middleware/data base)
Analyzing the performance of test and production environments using monitoring tools on our server platforms to ensure performance levels are maintained at appropriate levels Identifying operating system or software problems related to the software products they support and work with external vendor support organizations to provide resolutions to the system issues or product defects
Installation, support, and maintenance of Linux servers and the applications that run on them. This will include all patching, updating versions, and implementation of Security policies and settings
Automate the infrastructure to provision complex tasks like Ansible/Chef and Foreman.
Programming languages such as Perl, Python or Shell scripting will be used to automate system tasks on any platform
Work independently on complex projects

What you will need to succeed:

2+ years of experience in Linux, Automation and Cloud environment
Bachelors degree or equivalent experience preferred
Ability to collaborate with resources across multiple disciplines
Ability to design and document complex workflows
Strong proficiency in managing Bare metal, Virtual instances in a clustered environment
Strong proficiency in VMware vSphere
Advanced knowledge of LAN/WAN technologies and how they relate to server communication, routing, firewalls etc.
Automation tools like Ansible, Chef or Foreman
Experience in scripting languages like Python, Perl, YAML etc
Solid understanding of the cloud service models
Looks for any areas of improvement and suggests changes, rather than waiting for direction
Excellent team player - proven ability to resolve problems professionally and systematically
Excellent communication skills both written and verbal, flexibility in concepts and action, able to handle aggressive mission critical deadlines
Oversee effort to improve the infrastructure by analyzing the current system environment, using technical tools and utilities, performing complex product customization, and developing implementation and verification procedures to ensure successful installation of hardware/software systems

What its like here:

Western Union (WU) is a company on the move! We believe that when money moves, better things can happen. From small businesses and global corporations, to families near and far, or NGOs in the most remote communities on Earth, WU helps people and business move money globally. We have a rich legacy of innovation, and are continuing to develop new and more convenient ways for our customers to send and receive money through digital, mobile and retail channels. We have a combined digital and retail network that spans over 200 countries and territories. Some companies specialize in cash-based retail money transfer and others play only in digital. We are leaders in both!

Being on the Western Union team means being tenacious and goal-oriented. It means taking risks and quickly finding the path to success. It means having integrity, and finding ways to make things work. It means thriving as part of a diverse, global team of over 10,000 people who are committed to moving money for better. It means being driven to win, and to do work that makes a difference on a global stage. Sound like you? Apply now!

Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and success. Achieving our common vision depends on people with diverse backgrounds working together. Who knows; your unique point of view could be the key to our next groundbreaking idea. Wed love to explore that possibility!

Western Union is proud to be an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy or related medical conditions), national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status or other protected category.


Keywords: Western Union, Denver, Senior Systems Administrator, Automation, IT / Software / Systems, Englewood, Colorado

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