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Linux Systems Administrator in Vancouver - Howe Street at PayPal

Date Posted: 6/10/2019

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Job Description

Fueled by a fundamental belief that having access to financial services creates opportunity, PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) is committed to democratizing financial services and empowering people and businesses to join and thrive in the global economy. Our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 277 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways, whether they are online, on a mobile device, in an app, or in person. Through a combination of technological innovation and strategic partnerships, PayPal creates better ways to manage and move money, and offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying or getting paid. Available in more than 200 markets around the world, the PayPal platform, including Braintree, Venmo and Xoom enables consumers and merchants to receive money in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds in 56 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 25 currencies.

The Linux Systems Administrator is responsible for implementation and support of IT operations at the operating system level for all Linux-based virtual server systems. This includes developing, maintaining, supporting, automating and optimizing key functional areas. Systems will be hosted on private (ESXi), and public (AWS) cloud offerings.

  • Collaborates with managers and leads to develop an effective on-call rotation schedule across all Linux System Administrators for 24/7 support.
  • Works directly with third party support organizations to support on-premise hosted infrastructure.
  • Provides ongoing troubleshooting, support, and maintenance of Linux-based systems, including 24/7 on call coverage for data center solutions as required.
  • Execute on priorities for the design, maintenance, development, and evaluation of all Linux-based systems.
  • Maintains an evergreen environment insuring, OS and related services are effectively maintained and upgraded.
  • Conducts feasibility studies for various upgrade projects, improvements, and other conversions.
  • Works closely with enterprise and application architects and other IT infrastructure team leads to define hardware and infrastructure software standards in conjunction with owners and stakeholders.
  • Tests server performance and provides server performance statistics and reports; develops strategies for maintaining server infrastructure.
  • Assists and/or leads the testing of database performance and provides database performance statistics and reports; participates in the development of strategies for maintaining database server infrastructure.
  • Works closely with the Director of Site Operations to manage operational costs; conduct near- and long-term financial forecasts for expanded functionality/user base.
  • Practices IT asset management, including maintenance of component inventory and related documentation.

We're a purpose-driven company whose beliefs are the foundation for how we conduct business every day. We hold ourselves to our One Team Behaviors which demand that we hold the highest ethical standards, to empower an open and diverse workplace, and strive to treat everyone who is touched by our business with dignity and respect. Our employees challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions. We want to break down barriers to financial empowerment. Join us as we change the way the world defines financial freedom.

PayPal provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, PayPal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.