The Cloud Systems Administrator is primarily responsible for provisioning, configuring, monitoring, and maintaining cloud-based infrastructure and services hosted within AWS. This position is responsible for maintaining existing cloud infrastructure, as well as building new environments. It is important that applicants have a strong understanding of AWS services, Linux, and networking.
The secondary responsibility for the Cloud Systems Administrator is to assist when necessary the maintenance of existing on-prem infrastructure, as well as the migration from on-prem to AWS cloud.
The ability to work closely with a small, close-knit team and the ability to take ownership of processes are imperative. This individual must also work well with other teams, identifying what’s best for the greater organization and seeing it through.
Our System Administrators share rotating on-call responsibilities and must be available to respond to production support issues after hours and on weekends periodically.Company Description
We are NIC Arkansas, NIC’s Little Rock subsidiary and the 2018 winner of the Arkansas Business
Best Places to Work in Arkansas competition. We are a talented team of programmers, system administrators, artists and business managers who are dedicated to improving the lives of Arkansas citizens through the digital government applications that we build. We are united by the belief that government doesn’t work how We, The People of the Internet, expect today. We are passionately leading a new era of digital public service, using technology to bring government to the people of Arkansas in proactive, personalized, meaningful and convenient ways.
If you’re looking to drive positive change and put your passion for the cloud to work for the benefit of Arkansans, this is the place to make your mark. We work hard and we also have fun. One of the most important pieces of our culture is giving back to the community. Every year our parent company recognizes the employee who has gone above and beyond in volunteerism with the “Citizen of the Year” Award. This award includes a week’s vacation for two to anywhere NIC does business – including Hawaii and Florida! Plus, the Citizen of the Year donates $5,000 to the charity of his or her choice. This is just one of the many fun and inspiring programs you could be part of.
- AWS Network and Systems Architecture
- AWS Cloud services including, but not limited to
- Elastic Beanstalk
- Web server management including Apache and NGINX
- UNIX/Linux/Windows Administration
- OpenLDAP / IPA
- Experience managing MySQL
- Network security, troubleshooting, and maintenance experience
- Configuration management using Salt, Ansible, Terraform or similar tools
This job is more than just having the right skill sets. We are looking for the right person to fit with our culture and the spirit of the Infrastructure Team. The Cloud Systems Administrator must:
- VMWare and virtualization experience
- Experience with IIS and Microsoft SQL Server
- Windows Active Directory
- Scripting Skills (Unix/Python/Perl/Powershell)
- PHP, .NET, and Perl experience
- Docker experience
- Experience with Cisco or Juniper firewalls
What's in it for you?
- Be a strong communicator, both in writing and verbally
- Have a positive disposition, especially under stress and pressure
- Have a desire to troubleshoot problems and take ownership of implementing solutions
We have a casual work environment in downtown Little Rock with flexible hours and paid covered parking, although we are currently working remotely through the COVID-19 pandemic. We provide 100% paid, comprehensive medical insurance for you and your family, as well as life insurance, company matched 401K and stock purchase plans. We offer generous personal and vacation leave.
NIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.