Sr. Systems Administrator  Linux  Docker  AWS  Postgres - Boston, MA Area  Up to $130K

Position Title WRTPGBSSA082017

Sr. Systems Administrator Linux Docker AWS Postgres - Boston, MA Area Up to $130K

Base + Comprehensive Benefits

Local Candidates Only

2 Roles 1 person with expertise in servers & 1 person who is more of a generalist


A highly successful, private, innovative & fast growing Bioscience Organism Engineering firm, whose mission is to make biology easier to engineer. They engineer organisms to address fundamental challenges the world is facing today. My client makes use of an in-house organism foundry to engineer new organisms for making natural products, pharmaceuticals, biofuels, and more. They are making the code base, compiler and debugger for life. Great culture with great upside.

Position Summary:

My client is looking for world class system administrators to help them build and scale. Here is your chance to work hand in hand with amazing scientists, engineers and software developers as they build tools that enable access to the power of biology - the most advanced manufacturing technology on the planet. Their IT team is tasked with delivering best of class IT infrastructure to keep their operations running smoothly - are you up for the challenge?


Build and scale the development, staging, and production environments, both in-house and cloud based

Build and manage production server hardware and software

Support scientists, engineers and developers IT needs

Provide best practices for utilization of hardware, storage, and cloud resources

Repair and upgrade hardware and software as necessary

Manage all wired and wireless networks

Help optimize software development and deployment

Prepare and implement backups and disaster recovery plans

Required Skills and Competencies:

5+ years of IT experience with sysadmin, DevOps, and network management in a highly scalable production environment

Expert level knowledge of Linux, MySQL, Postgres, AWS, and Docker

Moves fluidly between Linux, Mac and Windows - Need to be multi-platform

Familiar with Rancher or similar container management and deployment technologies

Strong familiarity with Ansible, Chef or similar IT Automation technologies

Ability to write scripts in your sleep, especially Python and Bash

Experience with platform virtualization (VMWare, Proxmox)

Big Data experience a plus


Amazing troubleshooting and debugging skills

Can solve all known and unknown challenges of fast growing IT environments

Keep IT systems purring by proactively finding and resolving issues while ensuring problems do not arise again

Driven self-starter who sees uptime as its own reward

Contact Information

Gary Wright - President Wright Associates

Phone - (508) 761-6354 - Email - - WEB Site

Founded in 1999, Wright Associates is an employee recruiting and search firm that provides comprehensive recruiting and search services to the high technology executive requiring professional expertise in the talent acquisition process.