Edmunds.com’s Application Operations team is seeking a forward-thinking team player who will contribute to the implementation and on-going support for their production and pre-production application services. The Sr. Systems Administrator will support and provide direction to the team, helping to ensure that all technologies work effectively together to deliver a high-performing, reliable implementation of Java based applications. The ideal candidate must be creative, innovative, detail oriented, and eager to work with the latest technologies along with a strong desire to maintain Edmunds’ applications and supporting services.

Responsibilities (including but not limited to):
· Partner closely with various operations and engineering teams to support and manage scalable applications and infrastructure
· Provide expert support for analyzing application-level configuration and performance issues
· Partner closely with operations teams to define and maintain security standards for new product implementations as well as conduct regular vulnerability assessments
· Execute upon standard operating procedures of software deployment and automation, performance tuning & analysis, day-to-day operational management of applications, etc.
· Participate in rotating on-call support duties

· 5 - 7+ years’ experience administering UNIX/LINUX systems and applications in a high availability web environment
· Extensive Apache HTTP server and Java EE application server experience (i.e., WebLogic, JBoss)
· Broad knowledge of security best practices such as application hardening and vulnerability assessments
· Strong scripting skills (Bash, Perl, Python, etc)
· In-depth knowledge of automation concepts, theories, and practices
· Proven ability to lead and influence in a technical capacity
· Proficient knowledge of Web 2.0 standards and best practices
· B.S. degree in Computer Science or related field
· Familiarity with SOA concepts and technologies, Apache SOLR and Oracle Coherence (or similar solutions) a plus