Sys Admin for APS Tools Infrastructure in Omaha at PayPal

Date Posted: 4/16/2018

Job Snapshot

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 210 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 APS System Administrator is responsible for effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related infrastructure for the APS development team. This position assists the development team with hardware and framework issues as they occur on our tech stack. This position will work in close coordination with our Sr. Systems Administrator taking direction and completing assigned tasks as needed. This individual should have a solid working knowledge of application development and how to support multiple app environments.


The Linux Systems Administrator is expected to:

  • Analyze, consult and manage all hosted applications and web sites.
  • Critically think to solve unique problems/requests.
  • Develop and maintain installation and configuration procedures.
  • Research and recommend innovative, and where possible automated approaches for system administration tasks.
  • Perform regular file archival and purge as necessary.
  • Repair and recover from hardware or software failures. Coordinate and communicate with impacted users as necessary.
  • Perform periodic performance reporting to support capacity planning.
  • Provide support per request from all internal and external clients. Investigate and troubleshoot issues.
  • The Systems Administrator will ensure that all applications adhere to Corporate Information Technology policies, procedures, and standards.
  • Perform ongoing performance tuning, hardware upgrades, and resource optimization as required. Configure CPU, memory, and disk partitions as required.
  • Practice software licensing compliance standards and keep up with the latest changes in the industry.
  • Work with automation software to deploy servers.
  • Ensure that all users and groups are following security policies.
  • Perform after hour support when necessary.
  • Manage all assets and passwords using asset tracking and monitoring software.
  • Keep detailed logs of user support issues and time.
  • Estimate out cost for new servers.
  • Keep up-to-date with the latest technology and security issues and required course attendance a few times a year.
  • Other tasks as assigned by the APS Manager.
  • The Systems Administrator is also expected to protect the confidential information that is part of the job functions and responsibilities.

Education & Experience

  • 2-year college degree in Computer Science or Information Systems
  • 1-2 year’s experience of job-related experience in Linux/Windows system environments.

System Skills Required

  • Strong SQL Query writing capabilities required (MS SQL Server, Oracle, MYSQL)
  • Install, configure, update and troubleshoot services such as OS level concerns, web server, database server, applications server; includes Apache, IIS, MySQL, PHP, FTP, SSH 
  • Must be able to work in a mixed platform environment and support users on Linux, PC, MAC and mobile platforms.
  • Demonstrate the ability to handle many issues, items and functions at one time and deal rapidly with multiple items in prioritized sequence. 
  • Demonstrate flexibility to adjust to rapidly changing requirements and schedules.

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.