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Senior Systems Administrator, Automation

Company: Western Union
Location: Englewood
Posted on: April 13, 2018

Job Description:

Employer 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 Employer could be for you.

We are seeking a Senior
Systems Administratorbased at Employers 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

What its like here:

Employer (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 backg

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

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