• Lead Hosting System Administrator

    Location US-OH-Cincinnati
    Posted Date 1 week ago(6/13/2018 3:35 PM)
    Job ID
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    Position Type
    Full Time
  • Overview

    Be Here. Be Great.  Working for a leader in the insurance industry means opportunity for you. Great American Insurance Group, a member of American Financial Group, is a Fortune 500 company consistently recognized as a top place to work.  We combine a "small company" culture where your ideas will be heard with "big company" expertise to help you succeed. With over 30 specialty property and casualty operations and a variety of financial services, there are always opportunities here to learn and grow.


    • Engage closely with architects, engineering, and operations teams in designing and delivering highly available and scalable services.
    • Learn, deploy and document newer technologies for the potential deployment of services.
    • Drive ongoing improvements and efficiencies in operational practices, tools & processes.
    • Installing, patching, and managing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 & 7 servers at multiple locations.
    • Build and deploy Microsoft Server platforms (2003, 2008, 2012) to production environments.
    • High level of analysis/troubleshooting of Windows 2008 R2 and Windows 2012 R2.
    • Developing and maintaining installation and configuration procedures for new server builds.
    • Install and configure web server technologies including Apache HTTP and Microsoft IIS.
    • Install and support middleware technologies including Oracle WebLogic, Apache Tomcat, and .NET
    • Install software, apply patches, monitor performance and troubleshoot alerts.
    • Work with Java Developers and Application Development teams to tune and monitor JVM.
    • Support both production and non-production servers in a complex environment.
    • Performing hardware maintenance/repair activities.
    • Provide on-call support as needed.


    OS and Platform Requirements:

    • 5+ years hands-on administration of large Linux environments
    • 3+ years hands-on experience with Apache and Tomcat
    • 1+ year hands-on management of Windows environments
    • 1+ year hands-on experience with IIS
    • Experience maintaining Red Hat Logical Volume Manager (LVM) and file systems.
    • Ability to effectively communicate with various teams and levels of management.
    • Must be able to work independently in the absence of supervision.

    Nice to have:

    • Complex shell, Perl, or similar scripting ability to automate tasks and perform basic data analysis.
    • Understanding of DNS, Networking, and Firewalls
    • Install, configure and administer Microsoft Windows Clustering
    • Experience with virtualization technologies including VMware.
    • Interpret Java stack traces
    • Experience with PowerShell - Cmdlets for performing common system administration tasks, such as managing the registry, services, processes, and event logs, and using Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI).
    • Experience installing, configuring and maintaining Red Hat Satellite Server to centralize and automate the deployment of patches and providing reports of the environment.
    • Advanced knowledge in a modern configuration management solution such as Puppet or Ansible
    • Consults with personnel to identify current operating procedures and to clarify objectives.
    • Experience with Solaris 10 and ZFS.


    • Typically requires a minimum of 5 years of related experience with a Bachelor's degree; or equivalent experience.

    Skill Set:

    • Operating Systems - Windows 2016 and 2012, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 & 7
    • Application Platforms – Java, Tomcat, .NET, Oracle Weblogic, jBOSS
    • Scripting –Shell Languages (Bash/TCSH/KSH), Perl, Python, or equivalent
    • Version control – GIT
    • Provisioning – vSphere, vRO
    • Storage – EMC, SAN, NAS
    • Networking - Infoblox, F5, Cisco
    • Database – Oracle, MS SQL
    • Hardware – Cisco UCS, vBlock, HP


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