1+ months

Sr Systems Administrator II Team Lead

New York, NY 10176
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The new AT&T advertising technology business is on a unique mission through the launch of its newest business Xandr. This organization born as recently as August 2018 & built on a foundation of 140 years of AT&T excellence and multiple acquisitions of top assets and people, is driving the advertising industry forward by creating new options for advertisers and publishers to find and reach specific audiences at scale in trusted, premium content environment. A fundamental enabler for our strategy is technology, and we have launched a new technology center of excellence in Bangalore which is searching for candidates who embody the Xandr principles - create with curiosity and courage, believe in better, use data responsibly, pursue differences, reflect and imagine, and teach and learn.

**Team Description:**

The End User Services team at Xandr is responsible for the networks, systems and services that support our corporate employees around the world. Items under our purview include corporate networks, email, video-conferencing, wiki, ticket tracking, finance systems and corporate VPN services. We select the hardware, software and services that best fit our employee needs, then implement, architect and support them. This gives our SAs exposure to systems and techniques that they wouldnt find at most companies. This is a fast-paced and engaging environment where you will have a chance to work with and help shape a rapidly growing, world class IT team.

**Roles and Responsibilities:**

+ Lead a team of experienced Systems Administrators to help engineer and provide proof-of-concept technical solutions for various project and operational needs.

+ Manage servers and configure hardware, services, settings, storage, etc. in accordance with standards and project or operational requirements.

+ Research and recommend innovative, and where possible, automated approaches for system administration tasks. Identify approaches that leverage our resources and provide economies of scale.

+ Identify areas of operation where automation can increase efficiency and decrease human error and implement a solution to do so

+ Evaluate new versions of software/technologies and provide and implement any changes and tasks necessary to leverage it for operations or project needs

+ Identify potential security risks and propose practical mitigation measures

+ Assess several, often conflicting constraints and make rapid decisions in a dynamic environment

+ Provide technical leadership in planning, development, and execution of project and software efforts

+ Participate in 24X7X365 support of critical Corporate systems

**Operations and Support:**

+ Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups.

+ Provide round-the-clock troubleshooting and support for a global business.

+ Review regular security reports to identify any possible violations.

+ Provide support per request from various constituencies.Investigate and troubleshoot issues.

+ Repair and recover from hardware or software failures. Coordinate and communicate with impacted constituencies.

+ Create new procedures for the team and focus on updating existing documentation for the team.

+ Ability to engage other teams during outages or planned maintenance.


+ Maintain operations runbooks, configuration, or other procedures.

+ Perform periodic performance reporting to support capacity planning.

+ Perform ongoing performance tuning, hardware upgrades, and resource optimization as required. This requires using various performance tuning tools to identify bottlenecks internal and external to the system.

+ Provide support for datacenter maintenance and operations as needed.

**Key Competencies and Skills:**

+ 5+ years of Linux experience in supporting Debian-based distributions such as Ubuntu

+ 5+ years in configuration management tools such as Puppet, Ansible, and Terraform

+ 3+ years administering monitoring tools such as Nagios and/or Check_MK

+ 3+ years writing scalable tools using scripting languages such as Perl, python and shell

+ 3+ years of experience with supporting Atlassian applications such as Jira, Confluence and Bitbucket

+ Familiarity with an Active Directory domains and Windows Server environments

+ Familiarity with Git and other source control tools are required

+ Familiarity with using AWS or Azure is preferred but not required

**Education and Qualifications:**

+ Experience with team management and project coordination.

+ In depth understanding of distributed application architecture.

+ In depth understanding of DNS and Networking concepts.

+ Have an understanding of different web services and troubleshooting skills.

+ Have experience using LDAP as a backend for access and authorization.

**More about you:**

+ You are passionate about a culture of learning and teaching. You love challenging yourself to constantly improve and share your knowledge to empower others.

+ You like to take risks when looking for novel solutions to complex problems. If faced with roadblocks, you continue to reach higher to make greatness happen.

+ You care about solving big, systemic problems. You look beyond the surface to understand root causes so that you can build long-term solutions for the whole ecosystem.

+ You believe in not only serving customers, but also empowering them by providing knowledge and tools.
We expect employees to be honest, trustworthy, and operate with integrity. Discrimination and all unlawful harassment (including sexual harassment) in employment is not tolerated. We encourage success based on our individual merits and abilities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or employment status.


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