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Web Linux Administrator (Valencia, Spain)

Client: United Nations

Location: Valencia, Spain

Estimated Start Date: 1st - 15th May 2020

Initially, 100% remote work is possible until the COVID-19 situation improves. After this, relocation is expected and required.

To apply for this position, please send your resume at office@idealstaffs.com referencing the job title. Applications from women are particularly encouraged.

IdealStaffs Consulting is looking for a Web Linux Administrator who will be responsible for delivering on-going administration and support for the Web Hosting Service.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Administration of system/software configurations and troubleshoot Linux/Open Source based environment issues, in close collaboration with Application Development teams.

  • Document and improve upon processes, procedures, and best practices to align with industry standards and customer needs

  • Perform system administration of web and application servers.

  • Provide recommendations on configuration improvements.

  • Analyze and identify key areas for automation and optimization, including improvements in system performance, processes, and deployments.

  • Develop system tools and utilities (e.g. scripts) to support the web infrastructure.

  • Coordinating maintenance and outages with infrastructure and business groups

The standard work day is 8 hours per day with the possibility of overtime to cover weekends, holidays and to cover standard out of hours work. In addition, the resource will perform 7 x 24 on call support when required. The 8 hours may be performed following Geneva business hours or New York business hours.

Functional Knowledge and Skills:


  • Deployment of Application code upgrades/updates/hotfixes based on defined procedures.

  • Expert knowledge of Open Source Web Servers like Nginx, Tomcat, Apache and WSGI interfaces like gUnicorn.

  • Experience with Docker Containers.

  • Expert scripting knowledge of Django, Python.

  • Experience with Open Source RDBMS - MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL including key-value data stores like Redis.

  • Hands-on experience with the administration and setup of task queues with Celery and RabbitMQ

  • Good knowledge about web & applications performance monitoring.

  • Prior experience in System Administration and operating systems (Linux/Windows).

  • Experience with Atlassian tools for the support of CI/CD infrastructure pipelines.

  • Ability to grasp complex concepts, logical and analytical approach to solving problems.

  • Knowledge of ITIL service management methodology

  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks around changing priorities

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills

  • Ability to produce documentation for Agile delivery

  • Excellent interpersonal and client service skills

  • Must be willing to participate in a 7 x 24 on call support program and flexible hours including some weekends and evenings.


  • Experience with PHP based Web application management and troubleshooting from an infrastructure perspective, including but not limited to Drupal, WordPress and Moodle.

  • Knowledge of Cloud-Based services (IaaS & Paas) in AWS, Azure & GCP.


  • Minimum 5 years working experience as Web Applications Administrator with a significant exposure to Python based applications.


  • Excellent knowledge of English is required