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System Administrator II

Posted: 11/18/2021

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) has an exciting opportunity for a System Administrator II. We are looking for two team members who would enjoy working for an organization that strives every day to support the public good and make a difference. This position is located in the NAIC’s Town Pavilion Office, in the heart of downtown Kansas City. This a full-time position in a positive and flexible environment. 

Responsibilities include: 

Linux Administration: 

  • Installs, configures, and maintains Linux operating systems on physical, virtual and cloud architecture. 

  • Configures and maintains network settings for physical and virtual servers. 

  • Troubleshoots issues related to backups, connectivity, and overall system performance. 

  • Schedules and performs regular maintenance in approved maintenance windows. 

  • Monitors system resources and responds to trends in utilization before problems occur. 

Red Hat JBoss Administration: 

  • Installs, configures and maintains middleware components on Red Hat Linux environments including but not limited to JBOSS EAP and Apache EWS. 

  • Monitors logs for reoccurring problems and takes corrective actions. 

  • Researches patches and identifies upgrades that are required for NAIC/NIPR environments. 

  • Maintains configuration standards across all web and application server instances. 

  • Analyzes new patch bundles and tests deployment. 

Cloud Computing Technical Duties: 

  • Manages cloud environments in accordance with company security guidelines 

  • Works in tandem with application areas to identify and implement the most optimal cloud-based solutions for the organization. 

  • Strong understanding of security best practices in AWS 

  • Adheres to Agile Process with expectations on contributing to sprints, grooming’s, retros and demos. 

  • Experience with monitoring solutions such as CloudWatch, CloudTrail and the ELK stack. 

  •  Knowledge of writing infrastructure as code (IaC) 

  • Preferred experience with Hashicorp's Vault, Atlantis and Terraform 

  • Experience using GitLab, Gitlab Pipelines and Nexus. 

  • Strong knowledge of Git and standard development workflows. 

  • Solid knowledge of AWS networking concepts using load balancers, virtual private clouds, tiered subnets and security groups. 

 
Secondary Functions: 

  • Attends daily standup meetings to report project status reports and communicate any problems or issues of interest during the previous day. 

  • Delivers accurate descriptive information for any problems encountered during or outside normal business hours including suspected cause and solution. 

  • Delivers detailed information for each maintenance window on the night maintenance is performed. 

Maintains accurate logging: 

  • Monitors all system logs for proper rotation. 

  • Monitors log file systems and maintain appropriate free space for log retention. 

  • Monitors daily archive of logs to audit and syslog server and reports any problems. 

Minimum Education and/or experience required: 

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Engineering and five – seven years’ experience in developing software using languages such as Java, Python, C++ or Ruby. 

Experience with SOA applications and cloud-based services. 

Experience working with OpenStack, Linux/UNIX, Rackspace, Docker and Microsoft Azure. 

Three to five years’ experience in a Cloud Engineer role or related position. 

Preferred Education and Experience: 

Master’s degree 

Certifications: 

AWS Solutions Architect, Cloud Security Certification, and/or OpenStack Administrator Certification a plus. (Other cloud-related certification also a plus.) 

Why Work at the NAIC? 

  • Hybrid work schedule  

  • 37.5 Hour Work Week  

  • Tuition Reimbursement  

  • Referral Bonuses  

  • Choice of Insurance Plans  

  • Vacation Buy Back  

  • Infants in the Work Place  

  • Adoption Assistance  

  • Parental Leave 

  • Employee Recognition Programs  

  • Days Off for Community Service 

  • Student Loan Repayment Program 

  • Fitness Center 

 
The NAIC is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer 

For consideration, please apply online at: 

Applicants for all positions are considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin or ancestry, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, military or veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by applicable law. 

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