Server Admininstrator at Lifeblue

Lifeblue

Server Admininstrator

Contract in Plano, TX - Mid Level

#TL;DR

Lifeblue is currently on a quest to find a Server Administrator that shares our determination to save the world from bad design.

Who We Are

Lifeblue is a digital agency in Plano, TX focusing on working with organizations and institutions that impact the world in a positive way. We’re an iterative, experimental collective of design thinkers and doers that will challenge everything you think you know about digital design agencies. We are a small, tight-knit group of dreamers and schemers. We are entrepreneurs that embrace working outside of our comfort zone, and love to take on the big “what ifs” of the Web. With clients like the Dallas Arboretum, Heifer International, Perot Museum of Nature and Science and many others, there is no shortage of places where your experience and contributions will make a difference. We are passionate about learning and making a difference in our clients' businesses through creating sound strategies and amazing user experiences.

Working here means working with purpose-driven innovators, including a few that might even be smarter than you. You'll be collaborating with experts in a diverse range of backgrounds, including economics, game design, teaching, computer science, writing, fine art, environmental graphic design, mathematics, history, music and public speaking.

Who You Are

You are a master of your craft. You are a problem-solver and avid learner. Business acumen isn't just a resume bullet point, you relish in creating opportunities that will make a project super successful for the client. At this point in your career you also have grown a knack to helping others achieve your level of mastery. You know that even if you’re extremely skilled in your area of expertise, there is always more that can be learned from those working alongside you. You’re a smooth operator--in your hands, the servers are always up and running 24/7. You strive to provide a seamless flow of information throughout the company, considering both backend data structure and front-end accessibility for end-users to build the best product possible.

You aren't paralyzed by your failures and continually embrace new challenges for growth. You thrive in a fast-paced, iterative environment, keeping your gloves off and your sense of humor on. You don't let your job title define you, and seek to actively participate and collaborate in all phases of a project. You also keep close tabs on current and emerging trends. You know when to follow the trailblazers of the industry, and when to tune them out and blaze your own trail. You enjoy stepping outside of your comfort zone because you know that’s where growth happens.

To you, crafting a product that is airtight and reliable for the client is top-priority. You know that your work may occasionally require a late night or two if something goes awry, but you also value the impact of our clients’ businesses and understand the difference those sacrifices can make in the long run. You have some mad skills:

  • Apache web Server administration (Deployment, Troubleshooting). Must have hands-on experience configuring Virtual hosts under Apache
  • Troubleshooting and fixing errors common to Applications and Application servers
  • Application Deployment - PHP, Standalone Custom Apps, OTS Products
  • Maintaining patch levels of software installations across multiple systems
  • Version Control Software Setup, Administration, Configuration (Git)
  • Experience with Global and Local Traffic Management Appliances
  • Must be able to occasionally work evenings and/or weekends and/or during change windows outside of normal business hours

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Working with software application developers to architect, configure, and troubleshoot application servers and the software running on them
  • Managing the deployment, maintenance, and upgrade process of applications developed by the team
  • Implementing software installations, changes, upgrades, patches and production
  • Monitoring server performance to ensure minimal downtime, implement changes and applying new patches and versions when required
  • Installing and configuring systems, custom and third party software packages
  • Translating development team requirements into Application/System configuration
  • Constantly evaluating and improving current processes or designing and implementing new processes to meet business needs
  • Using your Systems and Networking knowledge to isolate and fix application problems

Why You'll Be Doing It:

What you really came here for: the perks. At Lifeblue we offer:

  • The opportunity to save the world from bad design
  • Competitive compensation, performance bonuses, health/vision/dental benefits, 401(k)
  • 3 months paid maternity leave, 1 month paid parental leave
  • Flexible scheduling, meaning no set “work hours”
  • Flexible vacationing, meaning no limiting “vacation policy” (and yes, people actually take vacation here)
  • A casual-dress code, and a results-only work environment
  • A healthy professional development budget you can use to go to conferences, take classes, buy books, etc.
  • Work alongside a purpose-driven team of exceptional people that balance truth and passion
  • A constantly collaborative environment
  • Video games, office music, board games, group events, team sports, and a great sense of camaraderie to help keep everyone sane and foster their creativity & productivity
  • The opportunity to shape the company – we need your expertise
  • A culture that fosters growth and pushes you to reach further personally and professionally

Lifeblue is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We not only embrace diversity, but celebrate it and are committed to creating an inclusive and safe work environment for all of our employees.