System Administrator - at ZeniMax Online Studios

Job Type:
Areas of Expertise:
Technical and Customer Support
Hunt Valley
Salary Description:
Zenimax Media Inc.
Job Ref:


Manages a large, complex site/network
Rapidly troubleshoots service outages using experience and other available resources
Effectively communicates technical information to Network Operations staff members and other corporate-wide staff
Initiates some new responsibilities and helps to plan for the future of the site/network
Provides monitoring, disaster recovery, and network hardware support
Performs server backups and maintain offsite storage
Maintains up-to-date detailed documentation


Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent.
Three to five years of previous UNIX system administration experience in a 24/7 environment.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills; capable of writing purchase justifications, training users in complex topics, making presentations to an internal audience, and interacting positively with upper management
Independent problem-solving, self-direction
Strong organizational skills and the ability to quickly assess and prioritize
Comfortable with most aspects of operating system administration; for example, configuration of mail systems, system installation and configuration, printer systems, fundamentals of security, installing third-party software
Has a solid understanding of a UNIX-based operating system; understands paging and swapping, inter-process communication, devices and what device drivers do, file system concepts (inode, clustering, logical partitions)
Familiarity with fundamental networking/distributed computing environment concepts; can use nslookup or dig to check information in the DNS; understands basic routing concepts
Ability to write scripts in some administrative language (Perl, Python, 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
Ability to do minimal debugging and modification of C programs

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

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