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Systems Administrator

We have an immediate need for a Systems Administrator with a strong IT security and Cloud Computing background to join the IT team and take part in our continuing effort to provide a reliable and secure infrastructure.
The Systems Administrator will play a key role in our Infrastructure team. This position will be responsible for effectively provisioning and maintaining a highly reliable and secure infrastructure for a variety of business applications.  The ideal candidate will enjoy working with different type of platforms, learning cutting-edge technologies and feel comfortable handling multiple responsibilities.

  • Contribute to the assessment and implementation of various public cloud platforms.
  • Assuring the ongoing security operations to protect the company’s information assets, including the use of policies, guidelines, standards and procedures.
  • Contribute to the implementation of security policy, standards, guidelines, and procedures to ensure ongoing maintenance of information asset security.
  • Contribute to the administration and implementation of security services such as intrusion prevention, penetration testing, firewalls, SIEMs, and assure that these services are continuously performing to expectation.
  • Development and implementation of security best practices and documentation.
  • Understanding of security, integrity, and privacy regulations such as PCI.
  • Maintain and operate private cloud infrastructure based on VMWare, Cisco and EMC stack.
  • Monitor and support the architecture of multiple high volume customer facing web applications and ensure they can perform well under peak loads.
  • Monitor and maintain API architecture by enabling a secure and highly reliable integration of different business platforms.
  • Participate in Disaster Recovery planning and testing activities.
  • Act as an escalation point for IT related issues.
  • Expected to participate in off-hours support and weekend events as required.
  • Support adoption of Hybrid Cloud operations and execution of a cloud computing strategy.
  • Extremely well versed with cloud computing platforms with hands on experience with Windows Azure, AWS or similar cloud providers.
  • Familiarity with Cloud Security and Cloud Disaster Recovery.
  • Strong background in security infrastructure and various network technologies to include devices such as firewalls, VPN, intrusion/extrusion detection, vulnerability & risk assessment tools, encryption technologies, virus/worm prevention, Data Loss Prevention, two-factor authentication, and miscellaneous security related toolsets are all required.
  • Experience with Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity processes.
  • Experience automating the configuration and ongoing management of different platforms.
  • Knowledge of scripting technologies (Batch scripts, PowerShell).
  • Strong systems administration experience on Linux, Apache, Windows, IIS, VMware. 
  • Proficiency in administration and support of load balancer, servers, routers, switches. 
  • Ability to work independently as well as in teams to accomplish assigned responsibilities and tasks.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks based on established business practices with and without management direction.
  • Collaborative work ethic with a strong drive to learn and share knowledge.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


  • Undergraduate degree in Computer Science or related field. Systems Administration or related certifications a plus.


  • A minimum of 4 years in a fast-paced environment with a variety of technologies.

Additional experience in the following areas would be beneficial:

  • SolarWinds Orion Monitor / LEM
  • Puppet Labs
  • Database Administration
  • Office 365
  • F5 Load Balancers

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New York Road Runners
Attn: Human Resources
East 89th Street
New York, NY 10128

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