Systems Platform Administrator

Position:  System/Platform Administrator - LCM

Oracle’s Cloud Operations – PaaS group is looking for multi-talented System/Platform Administrator with expert level experience in supporting systems and applications built on a mix of Oracle and Open Source technologies.  As a contributing member of a globally distributed team, you will be responsible for the support of Cloud Services across various PaaS portfolios.  This is a unique, ground floor opportunity to work on cutting edge platforms to support Oracle’s growing Cloud Services.

Key Responsibilities:
Ø  Collaborate with Product Development and other operational teams to define production PaaS Service deployment standards and drive standardization across operations.
Ø  In depth hands-on systems experience with Linux O/S, Oracle Weblogic application servers, Oracle HTTP servers and Oracle DB servers.
Ø  Work with Development, Release Management, Service Delivery Managers and other Cloud Operations teams on Life Cycle Management (LCM) processes and tools to on-board new and upgrade existing PaaS Services. 
Ø  Work with Security, Server, Network and Monitoring Operations teams to integrate PaaS services into Oracle Public Cloud production environments.
Ø  Train Run-time Management teams (RTM) on new External Compute Service deployment architectures and associated operational monitoring and management tools, including Oracle Enterprise Manager (EM), Logstash/Kibana and Real User Experience Insight (RUEI)
Ø   Provide L2 run-time management (RTM) support for customer Service Request (SR) escalations.

Required Skills:
7+ years of senior technical expertise in Linux system administration and scripting
Ø  5+ years of senior technical experience supporting complex production virtualized infrastructure environments
Ø  5+ years of senior technical experience with Oracle Weblogic application servers and WLST scripting
Ø  Strong working knowledge with networking firewall and load-balancing configuration experience a plus.
Ø  Working knowledge of Oracle HTTP Servers (OHS) servers a plus
Ø  Detailed troubleshooting skills to investigate system performance bottlenecks and bugs.
Ø  Technical skills and knowledge that extends across Application / Server / Storage / Network technologies to troubleshoot and provide system level guidance/solutions.
Ø  Strong communication and documentation skills to interface across breadth of Development, QA, CloudQA and other Cloud Operations technical teams and management.
Ø  Hands on experience in translating capacity requirements into Infrastructure deployment topology, with experience in sizing, capacity planning a plus.
Ø  Attention to detail.
Ø  Must be a self-starter, with a strong attention to details.
Ø  Effective written and verbal communication skills. 
Ø  Willingness to learn new technologies.
 
Preferred Additional Skills:
Ø  Experience in installing, configuring and managing layered cloud technologies:
o   Operating system (Linux)
o   Application Servers (Weblogics)
o   Database Servers (Oracle RDBMS, MySQL). 
Ø  Certification(s) on Linux/Unix administration in any distribution.
Ø  Experience with automated IaaS and PaaS deployments
Ø  Ability to code and script
Ø  Strong experience with systems troubleshooting
Ø  Experience with frequent, incremental and continuous code testing (CI) and deployment (CD) processes and tools (Idoru, Artifactory, Hudson, Selenium)
Ø  Comfort with collaboration, open communication and reaching across functional borders

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