Senior System Administrator - at ZeniMax Online Studios

Job Type:
Areas of Expertise:
Technical and Customer Support
Hunt Valley
Salary Description:
Zenimax Media Inc.
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Designs, implements, and manages both local and wide-area networks of machines spanning multiple datacenters on multiple continents
Recommends additions and changes to information system standards, policies and procedures
Rapidly troubleshoots service outages
Effectively communicates technical information to Network Operations staff members and other corporate-wide staff
Assists with the evaluation and purchase of services and/or product and inventory of computer hardware, software, cabling and communication products
Provides monitoring, disaster recovery, and network hardware support
Maintains up-to-date detailed documentation
Provides strong project management skills
Mentors novice system administrators or operators


Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent
More than five years of previous UNIX system administration experience
Strong interpersonal and communications skills; capable of writing proposals or papers, acting as a vendor liaison, making presentations to customers or client audiences or professional peers, and working closely with upper management
Ability to solve problems quickly and automate processes
Strong organizational skills and the ability to quickly assess and prioritize
Flexible and adaptive; ability to provide structure where appropriate and needed
A solid understanding of the UNIX operating system; understands paging and swapping, inter-process communications, devices and what device drivers do, file system concepts (inode, clustering, logical partitions), can use performance analysis to tune systems
A solid understanding of networking/distributed computing environment concepts; understands principles of routing, client/server programming, the design of consistent network-wide file system layouts
Ability to program in an administrative language (Perl, a shell)

Desirable Background and Skills

MMO system administration experience
Experience with Ethernet VLANs, switched internetworking, VPN, and MPLS circuits
Programming background in any applicable language
Publications within the field of system administration

Contact Details:
Zenimax Media Inc.
Tel: (301) 926-8300
Fax: (301) 926-8010
Contact: Recruitment Team

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