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Senior System Administrator at Venafi
Palo Alto, CA, US

The Opportunity:

Venafi is seeking a Senior System Administrator with strong knowledge in global network design, UNIX and Linux system administration as well as desktop and server virtualization technologies.  An understanding of the software development lifecycle, build processes and a rich understanding of the PKI space are beneficial.  This person will be responsible for maintaining and improving several data centers and development sites, making decisions on hardware purchasing, integrating development and business systems, and working with several groups to coordinate and streamline resource usage as well as improve processes.

Key Result Areas:

- Network design with efficiency and security in mind
- Managing and optimizing VMware vSphere based virtualization environments
- Maintaining legacy UNIX systems for development purposes
- Maintaining and supporting a small XenDesktop VDI environment
- Providing infrastructure for software development teams, designing and improving systems for build processes (DevOps)
- Responsible for growing and maintaining several off-site data centers and development sites
- Responsible for making decisions on hardware purchasing, integrating development and business systems
- Will be working with several groups to coordinate and streamline resource usage
- Travel as necessary to company offices/data center locations in the US and Europe

Minimum Skills and Experience required:

- BS Degree or 7 years of hands-on global infrastructure and data center work
- Deep experience in VMware virtualization including automation
- Must have experience in planning, deploying, and maintaining network infrastructure
- Linux administration – Intermediate/Expert
- Windows Server 2012 and up administration – Intermediate
- Must be able to integrate quickly into the team and work independently towards team goal(s)
- Driven, creative, and result oriented
- Excellent verbal and written communication
- Experience with deploying, supporting, and maintaining: AIX, HP-UX, Solaris systems
- Experience with config management tools such as Ansible, Puppet or Chef

About Venafi

Venafi is the cybersecurity market leader in machine identity protection, securing machine-to-machine connections and communications. Venafi protects machine identity types by orchestrating cryptographic keys and digital certificates for SSL/TLS, IoT, mobile and SSH. Venafi provides global visibility of machine identities and the risks associated with them for the extended enterprise—on premises, mobile, virtual, cloud and IoT — at machine speed and scale.

Venafi puts this intelligence into action with automated remediation that reduces the security and availability risks connected with weak or compromised machine identities while safeguarding the flow of information to trusted machines and preventing communication with machines that are not trusted. Internally, we have an exceptional culture built around our core values comprised of honesty, transparency, leading by example, awareness, risk taking, and team before self.

Come join us!