AWS Server Administrator for Installation, Support and Consulting


Job Description


We are looking for an long term partnership with an Experienced Server Administrator with the Linux platform. Ideally, we would like to find somebody with at minimum 3 years of experience with linux server administration in general, and at least 1 year working with the Amazon AWS environment.

Our company is looking to launch a new instance and then have an ecommerce software package installed on the server (X-Cart). In the past we've used AWS for hosting our Magento servers, but have recently decided to switch over to X-Cart.

Here is a list of the requirements of what we are looking for:

1. Server Setup and Configuration

> Create EC2 Instance and configure to our specifications including but not limited to (PHP and MySQL setup, NginX Installation with optimization for all).

> Configure CDN system to work with Instance (MaxCDN and documentation available).

> Setup daily database backups with EBS (script that runs daily is fine)

> Review site after each patch / update and make sure everything is running smoothly and securely.

> Install SSL certificate and configuration with site

> Install PHP extensions when needed (ex: Zlib, GDlib 2.0, Mcrypt, and Icony - for some examples)

2. Maintain server infrastructure

> Ideally, if there is a problem or an issue, we need you to be available at least during the week for any problems to be resolved.

> Give suggestions based on your experience of the best methods for upgrading or improving our services with AWS.

3. Consulting

Finally, while we are largely software engineers, we are not server administrators, which is why we will give you more freedom in controlling the server. Though we value and respect your knowledge, which is why any assistance / ideas / or feedback you have will be greatly appreciated.

We are constantly looking for ways to improve our system.

>> This will be an ON-GOING position which is contract based.

>> We are based in the United States ( California ).

>> Must speak fluent English, and be a team player.. Skype is a big plus.

Thank you,

Skills: linux, administration, amazon