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System Administrator

The Big Picture - Job summary

Øptimus Consulting, a data science and software company, is seeking a System Administrator in their Washington D.C. area office. As a Sysadmin within the Ops & DevOps team, you’ll participate in all aspects of work at Øptimus. Our “long-term” projects last one or two weeks, meaning no two days are the same. You’ll streamline our current workflow, make sure internal technology runs smooth and efficient, and use the MacGyver-like skills you’ve been blessed with to solve problems every day, just to name a few. 

The Nitty Gritty - Some of what you’ll do

  • Must be able to learn quickly and juggle multiple projects with moving deadlines.
  • Experience welding Linux (Ubuntu is the main flavor); know your way around a command line
  • Troubleshooting experience with Windows 7 and OS X.
  • Must have some familiarity with the inside of a computer (i.e. minor installs like RAM and video cards and troubleshooting).
  • Networking technologies and methodologies -- you can build a network, bond NIC cards, administer a firewall and VPN.
  • A passion for messing around with gadgets like computer sticks, NAS units, and other gadgets.
  • A desire to learn a configuration management suite like Ansible, Chef, or Puppet.

About You - Some of the qualifications we’re looking for

  • Experience managing PostgresSQL is a plus.
  • Experience with Python a plus.
  • Experience with political campaigns or similar recruitment efforts is a plus.
  • Knowing how campaigns work, even if you don't think it's relevant – like going door-to-door in a neighborhood or working phone banks – can be very helpful.
  • A mindset that anything can be solved with the right amount of googling, tinkering and cajoling is a must.

About Us - A look at life at Øptimus

The Øptimus team has a wealth of diverse life and career experiences that allow us to think outside of the box and ahead of the curve. You'll get the opportunity to work at a firm pushing the boundaries of data-driven decision making; as one client put it, we do “magical things” with computers and math. And have a good time doing it. Life at Øptimus includes lunches on our wrap around patio, debates over who shot first between Han Solo or Greedo, and a nacho cheese machine in the office.

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