Linux Systems Administrator

j2 Global
Essington, PA
Jun 11, 2017
Jobs Outside Higher Education
Software & Technology
Institution Type
Outside Academe

Job Description

Job Summary:

Excel Micro is a j2 Global® company focusing on Cloud based email security services for businesses. It offers a unique environment that fosters individual growth and rewards performance, while offering the benefits and opportunities of a successful global Cloud company. The work environment is fast-paced, challenging, and fun.

The Systems administrator reports to the Manager of Systems Operations as a key member of a dynamic technical team. This position will have a direct impact on email systems and storage management for a large multi-site Linux infrastructure protecting over 10 million mailboxes for domestic and international markets.

As a Systems administrator you will work closely with members of the Systems Operations team to build, manage and maintain a suite of online email security products. You will also maintain some aspects of the internal office network and systems in the Philadelphia office.

This is a high profile opportunity within a highly profitable and very dynamic high tech company. We've established a strong foundation to make us the undisputed leader in our space. Now we need to add an experienced, collaborative, and passionate UNIX professional to help us support and develop services for our customers.

Job Duties:
  • Maintain and enhance customized email applications.
  • Systems automation, monitoring, and performance tuning.
  • Troubleshooting and bug resolution of application errors in a rotating "on call" environment.
  • Provide tier 3 technical support to major clients and to the support team.
  • Execute and automate new system roll-outs, migrations and modifications.
  • Manage and maintain internal office network and systems.

Job Requirements and Experience:
  • Working experience with a high traffic, managed, scalable and fault-tolerant Linux environment.
  • Good working knowledge of: Perl, Python or Go
  • Experience with systems automation and configuration management tools such as ansible, puppet, or chef.
  • Experience with change management policies and procedures.
  • Experience with container based virtualization.
  • In depth experience with MySQL, from databases to clustering and high availability.
  • Experience working with SMTP and IMAP protocols and software.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • You are service-oriented and enjoy working with engineers to manage, deploy and tune high volume applications in a cloud environment.
  • You are motivated and keep on top of current technical trends along with deep knowledge of your tools of choice.
  • Candidates should be able to demonstrate strong problem-solving methodology and the ability to work with individuals at all levels of the organization as well as external vendors
  • You are reliable and we can count on you in times of need and are used to being on call or pager duty.
  • Cisco network training such as CCNA or CCENT is a plus.

j2 Cloud Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We are located in Essington and offer:
  • Competitive Salary and Bonus
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance and 401k
  • Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
  • Paid Parking or Transit Reimbursement

Company Description
About j2 Cloud Services:
Founded in 1995, j2 Cloud Services (NASDAQ:JCOM) is an award winning, leading provider of Internet services through its two divisions: Business Cloud Services and Digital Media.
The Business Cloud Services Division offers Internet fax, virtual phone, hosted email, email marketing, online backup, unified communications and CRM solutions. It markets its services principally under the brand names eFax,®, eVoice,®, FuseMail,®, Campaigner,®, KeepItSafe,® and Onebox,® and operates a messaging network spanning 49 countries on six continents.
The Digital Media Division, created with j2 Cloud Services's November 2012 acquisition of Ziff Davis, Inc.
As of December 31, 2015, j2 Cloud Services had achieved 20 consecutive fiscal years of revenue growth.

For more information about j2, please visit

We are located in Hollywood and offer:
Competitive Salary and Bonus
Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
Life Insurance and 401k
Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
Paid Parking or Transit Reimbursement

Our Culture
At j2 Global,®, we work in a culture of collaboration and welcome those who desire to join our growing global community. We seek enthusiastic individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit looking for an environment that rewards your best work.
j2 Global offers competitive salaries, health benefits, a 401k, and company-sponsored events. If you're seeking a dynamic work environment where you can see the direct impact of your performance, then j2 is the place for you.

Essington, PA


Sat, 10 Jun 2017 16:55:09 PDT