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Seeking Linux system administration consultant for ongoing support - systems / networking - operations job employment

City: Boston
Date: 02 Aug 2017
Category: Systems / Network

We are a small nonprofit creating innovative technology to improve science, math, and engineering education. We are looking for services provided by a system administration consultant on a part-time (10-20 hours/week) basis to maintain and monitor our Linux servers. The work can mostly be done remotely, but we would prefer someone in the Boston area. This is a good opportunity for an established freelancer seeking an additional client, or an individual seeking a truly part-time opportunity. (There is a possibility of some additional hours for project-related work in the short term, but not enough to make it full-time.)

Services required:
- Monitor, patch, and upgrade servers
- Maintain server backups
- Consult with developers on system architecture
- Set up new servers and databases
- Make and implement recommendations on system security
- Troubleshoot system problems

Required skills and experience:
- 3-5+ years of professional Linux system administration for production web applications
- Experience managing Linux servers on AWS EC2, including Route53, backup, and monitoring, and managing AWS services such as S3, IAM, VPC
- Centos, Ubuntu, AWS Linux
- Experience supporting Apache web servers

Desirable skills and experience:
- Experience supporting Ruby on Rails developers
- Experience supporting Tomcat servers
- Experience supporting PHP applications
- Experience deploying and supporting containers, especially with AWS EC2 Container Service
- Experience setting up servers with frameworks like Chef
- Experience with database maintenance and performance, especially with MySQL
- Experience administering LDAP
- Experience administering Windows 2012/2016 Server

10-20 hours/week for patching, troubleshooting, monitoring, and setting up new systems
Must be located in US. Preferably located in Boston metro area. Most work can be done remotely but occasional site visit to our Concord, MA location may be required.
Must have availability during business hours (8am-6pm EST M-F, especially 10am-5pm)
Some after-hours availability for emergency troubleshooting or production system maintenance
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