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Data Center Operations Administrator

DreamHost Ashburn, VA
  • Expired: 8 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

Data Center Operations Administrator


Responsible for deploying infrastructure, monitoring system health, and making repairs to servers in a Linux-based environment. The right person for this role will be someone comfortable being hands-on with hardware when necessary, and who brings a solid foundation of Linux understanding and experience.

Essential Functions

  • Monitor systems health

  • Acquisition & Deployment

  • Racking/Configuring servers

  • Installing/Configuring operating systems

  • Cabling

  • Installing devices (switches, PDUs, etc.)

  • Server repair (physical/software layers)

  • Problem escalation

  • Shipping/Receiving of equipment/RMAs

  • Data center inventory/asset tracking

  • Maintenance of a safe/clean work environment


  • Linux (debian, ubuntu)

  • bash

  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment is crucial.

  • Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources.

  • Adept at conducting research into product- and service-related issues.

  • Be self-motivated, confident, energetic, and creative.

  • Can conform to shifting priorities in spending strategies, product demands and purchasing timelines through analytical capabilities.

  • Communicate excellently in verbal and in writing with all kinds of people.

  • Customer service skills an asset.

  • Effectively communicate and make best use of interpersonal skills.

  • Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential.

  • Experience in managing others preferred.

  • Good team player and should meet or exceed team goals.

  • Must be able to learn, understand, and apply new technologies.

  • Should be able to deliver creative and innovative thoughts and solutions.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

  • Work collaboratively and efficaciously as a team member.

  • 6 months -- 1 year related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.