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Intermediate GNU/Linux assistant system administrator wanted

Good day,

As mentioned in the subject, we are looking for an intermediate GNU/Linux assistant system administrator. Resumes / cover letters may be sent to me.

You absolutely must be the kind of person who spends a significant part of their evenings or weekends playing with GNU/Linux servers and desktops for fun. Ideally someone who has made heavy use of GNU/Linux in a server environment for a number of years. You should love working with text terminals !

We are not looking for junior, simply because we do not have the capacity to spend a lot of time and effort training someone.  We are not looking for senior, because this is an assistant position, so you will have set tasks within a compartmentalized environment. That said, this is a full-time position, and we want the candidate to remain with us for many years. There is room for growth for individuals who perform well.

Most of our servers and workstations run Debian 9 / 10. We are not likely to switch from Debian any time soon.

90% of the work will be automating configuration in Ansible. Ansible serves as executable documentation and allows us to deploy systems quickly, and to recover quickly in case of system failure. We are unlikely to consider alternatives like Chef / Puppet / Salt any time soon. If you do not love working with Ansible and automating as much as possible with it, this job is not for you.

The remainder of the job will include writing BASH scripts and maintaining infrastructure. Please be comfortable using systemd, LUKS, RAID and LVM.

Some of the other technologies / tools we rely on include:

    Xen hypervisor for virtualization
    MySQL / MariaDB / Percona
    Zabbix for monitoring
    pfSense devices serving as firewalls

The position is mostly remote work. We do need someone based in the US for timezone overlap. Someone in the Charlotte, NC area would be ideal.

About Data Driven Safety, LLC

How DDS is described by our employees: "No bs, no corporate politics, no dress code, financially-secure company, flexible work schedules, objective-based approach, employees all over the world, telecommuting is as normal as on-site, love what I do (at least most days), ... what did you want me to say again?"

DDS is a small company with a close-knit employee group. We offer competitive salary and benefit packages to smart, loyal, creative thinkers that excel at problem solving.

DDS collects public record data (e.g., arrest, crash, judicial, etc.) directly from thousands of governmental agencies. This information fuels a number of unique services that are utilized nationally by large and small corporations, a state risk pool, municipalities, educational institutions, hospital systems and insurance underwriters. Our only publicly marketed service is Envision, a comprehensive driver improvement platform. However, most of our growth during the past several years has been driven by a set of predictive underwriting, fraud prevention and claims management services that were created at the request of our customers in the automotive and health care industries.

Data Driven Safety, LLC is dedicated to improving public safety. We have been in existence since 2009 and are owned through the Graham Group, a billion-dollar investment vehicle.

No recruiters please.

Best regards
C J du Preez

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