IT Systems Administrator


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We’re looking for an experienced Systems Administrator with 3+ years of experience spanning both on-premise and cloud environments.  You’ll work within the greater Business Services department to handle lifecycle management tasks, process improvements, and expansion of our automation efforts - a strong analytical mind and problem solving skills are essential. This is a more project-focused role, not just operations (you will be responsible for our public websites, live services, handling and managing our platforms).
The team works mostly during AMER and EMEA time zones. Oncall schedule rotates weekly. Providing L1 support happens from time to time.

What You Will Do:

  • Deliver projects aligned with the Team Roadmap applying best practices and industry standards
  • Design and implement services/solutions which solve business problems. Applying practises such as configuration management, continuous integration, continuous delivery and security principles
  • Develop and maintain automation for infrastructure and applications
  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of on-premise hardware, cloud instances/services and software. Make recommendations for products and services enhancements
  • Participate in a rotating on-call shift which also provides L2 escalation for the Service Desk team
  •  Serve as a mentor for junior members of the team and provide thought leadership
  •  Ability to develop RCAs, business cases, and other documentation

Your Experience:

  • Strong experience on linux systems administration. Solid understanding of basic services (http, dns, ldap, ssh)
  • Experience on configuration management (Puppet, Ansible, Salt, Terraform, etc.)
  • Experience with public cloud (AWS, GCP, Azure)
  • Basic networking administration knowledge. Subnetting, routing, firewall acls
  • Experience with containerization. Docker and orchestration. Basic Kubernetes understanding
  • Familiar with scripting languages, Bash, Python
  • Familiar with CI/CD - Gitops
  • Knowledge of industry standards (ITIL, ITSM, ISO/PCI)
  • Have strong initiative to own projects and tasks
  • Able to work with little or no supervision

What Will Make You Stand Out:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related area, certifications or specific training in relevant technologies and at least 3 years of relevant experience
  • Cloud management experience
  • Kubernetes experience
  • Programming experience beyond simple automation
Percona is a respected thought leader in the open source community. We provide services and software for MySQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL and MariaDB to open source users globally.
Percona is remote-first and globally dispersed; we have 250 people in more than 40 countries. We offer a collaborative, highly-engaged culture where your ideas are welcome and your voice is heard. The growth and development of our staff is a top priority; we provide funding for training, certifications, conferences and more.
Discover what it means to work with some of the smartest people in the industry, who also know how to have fun and are always willing to lend a helping hand. We offer flexible hours, the ability to work remotely and the amazing experience of working with a multinational team of experts.
Job region(s): Europe
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