UNIX/LINUX Administrator (Full remote within commuting distance)
Company: California ISO
Posted on: May 14, 2022
The California Independent System Operator (ISO) manages the flow
of electricity across the high-voltage, long-distance power lines
that make up 80 percent of California's power grid. We safeguard
the economy and well-being of 30 million Californians by "keeping
the lights on" 24/7.
As the impartial grid operator, the California ISO opens access to
the wholesale power market that is designed to diversify resources
and lower prices. It also grants equal access to 25,865
circuit-miles of power lines and reduces barriers to diverse
resources competing to bring power to customers.
The California ISO's function is often compared to that of air
traffic controllers. It would be grossly unfair for air traffic
controllers to represent one airline and profit from allowing that
company's planes to go through before others. In the same way, the
California ISO operates independently-managing the electron traffic
on a power grid we do not own-making sure electricity is safely
delivered to utilities and consumers on time and reliably.
The California ISO is committed to the health, safety, and
work/life integration of its employees, and is proud to offer
flexible work arrangements. This position would be eligible to
participate in a remote work capacity, but requires the ability to
commute in as needed.
Relocation assistance is available.
Under the general direction of the Manager, develops, integrates,
customizes, tests and administers servers, databases and other
supported systems across highly complex environments and redundant
sites. Monitors, maintains and upgrades servers and other supported
systems to ensure the highest level of availability. Provides
system testing and may oversee test lab configuration and
participate in vendor management tasks. Develops and manages
automation of build and deployment tools.
What's In it for You
Our purpose is to lead the way to tomorrow's energy network. Make a
difference and impact millions of people who depend on electricity
in their everyday lives.
- You get to work on interesting and challenging assignments that
will help grow your skill set.
- You will work in an extremely collaborative environment inside
our LEED certified Folsom, California campus.
- You will be challenged, be a part of a winning team, and your
contributions will be rewarded and recognized.
What You Will Be Doing
- Develops, customizes, integrates, installs, configures and
administers UNIX servers, databases and infrastructure supporting
systems to ensure highest level of availability, performance and
security for specific project initiatives. In response to
incidents, exercising their independent judgement to create an
effective solution, workaround, and strategies to quickly resolve
the issue to minimize the impact to the reliability to the power
grid and market. With minimum supervision, participates and lead
technical teams, acting on own authority, establishing the working
groups, to establish the short and long term solutions and plans,
to prevent impacts to services, needed to run power grid
- Develops and manages automation and deployment of source code
from the development team. Create documentation and procedures,
coaches and mentors team members to develop/enhance their skills
and growing their abilities. Maintains a release repository which
includes build and release procedures, dependencies, and
notification lists. Measures and monitors progress to ensure
releases are delivered on time and meet the acceptance
- Collects and distributes data for supported systems capacity
planning and performance management. Proactively identify issues,
create workable solutions and provide recommendation to management,
Uses data replication and other appropriate systems to ensure data
integrity and to provide for superior uptime and accurate data
collection. Provides daily maintenance and technical support to
project teams on the development of application systems and
coordinates and deploys approved production-ready applications into
multiple environments. Participates and provides UNIX
administrative support, develop strategies and architecture
artifacts to project teams for server/software installation and
configuration, for both purchased and internally developed, during
various phases of implementation or testing, to meet the
requirements of new functionality which is vital to the success and
growth of the organization Coordinates associated vendor activities
and ensures compliance with contracts and with ISO standards.
- Collaborates with team members to analyze and resolve complex
technical issues related to integrated hardware, servers, software
and other supported systems. Works with representatives from
various ISO business units, project teams and Architectures to
design technology solutions and strategies that meet business
Level of Education and Discipline
- A Bachelor's degree (BA, BS) or equivalent education, training
or experience in Computer Science, Information Technology,
Management of Information Systems, Engineering or related technical
- Advanced degree preferred.
Amount Of Experience
- Equivalent years of education and training, plus five (5) or
more years related experience.
Type Of Experience
- Experience working in a Corporate information technology,
LINUX/UNIX engineering and administration environment.
- IT LINUX/UNIX development, security and administration
- Proven ability to troubleshoot errors and determine their
sources (OS, hardware, software, etc). Experience with UNIX/LINUX
Operating System Server, Virtualized systems, LDAP, Networking,
SPLUNK, Apache,F5 Enterprise Backup and hardware - RHEL .
- Experience in Puppet, Ansible, Jenkins, Atlassian Bamboo,
Apache Maven or other DevOps related tools.
- Client server computer systems operations, functionality,
backup & recovery to include coordination of disaster recovery
preparedness planning required.
- Experience in common build tools and integration tools.
Experience in LAN protocols, Storage implementation and
Additional Skills And Abilities
- Extensive systems knowledge working in a highly advanced and
highly complex environment so as to be able to make recommendations
on the evolution of technology within a 1 to 3 year time
- In-depth knowledge of relevant commonly-used concepts, best
practices and procedures strongly desired.
- Must be able to work effectively in a team environment as
facilitator and team member.
- Excellent analytical, verbal and written communication and
documentation skills required, with a demonstrated attention to
- Ability to use deductive reasoning and analytical thinking with
sound judgment and decision-making skills.
- Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills are also
- Must be self-starting and willing and able to work
independently in a dynamic corporate organization under pressure of
tight deadlines and aggressive expectations.
- Self-motivated, problem solving skills and the ability to
influence others without direct authority.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO
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