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Employees describe ARIN as offering a supportive, casual and flexible work environment that provides an atmosphere of continuous learning while being responsive to the community we serve.

ARIN offers competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, training and education. In lieu of stock options (we are a nonprofit, membership association), we have a generous 401k retirement plan. Eligible employees received a 14% fully-vested employer match in 2013 through 2016.

In 2017, ARIN was named a Top Workplace by the Washington Post.

UNIX Systems Administrator

Please note: To apply for this opening, please email your resume to Please note that this is an in-house position - no full-time telecommuters, no consultants. Relocation not provided.

We are currently seeking a Unix Systems Administrator responsible for the configuration, maintenance, monitoring, and tuning of a complex system of networked Linux and Unix systems and services including high performance clusters, storage, and backup systems. 

Job Description and Responsibilities

  • Perform the installation and upgrades of Linux and Unix based hardware and software. Configure servers, workstations, and routers in accordance with established guidelines. Responsible for the day-to-day management of all Linux and Unix systems.  
  • Manage user access, create, and delete system accounts and monitor account privileges.  Assist users in solving operational problems.
  • Proactively evaluate system security, make recommendations for improvement and perform preventive maintenance, and apply security updates as required by ARIN policies.  Implement security practices and procedures to in accordance with established guidelines.
  • Provide technical administration of all DNS zones managed by ARIN. 
  • Evaluate, design, and establish monitoring mechanisms for performance, security, capacity, and maintenance. Monitor systems and make corrections or recommendations to resolve issues as they arise.
  • Establish, manage, and supervise disaster recovery process in accordance with established guidelines. Experience in building redundant systems using load balancers as well as familiarity of fail-over protocols like VRRP and HSRP.
  • Evaluate and make recommendations on hardware and software products based on an assessment of operating requirements. 
  • Contribute to the design, build, test, and implementation of applications and systems as needed.  Provide subject matter expertise on Linux and Unix based platforms and technologies.
  • Provide on-call support for all critical network and system operations on a rotating basis.

Additional Duties

  • Provide backup support for network operations, Windows, and database system administration.
  • Perform other related duties as required and assigned.
  • Ability and willingness to travel in accordance with the ARIN travel guidelines.
  • Background and Skills Required

  • 4-year college degree, preferably in an information systems or computer science related discipline OR equivalent combination of education and experience. In lieu of education, 4 years of Unix System Administration experience may be substituted.
  • At least 5 years of job-related experience supporting Linux and other Unix environments; and working knowledge of Windows.
  • Administrative experience with SAN and NAS systems.
  • Experience with virtualization systems.
  • Experience with BIND and NSD.
  • Familiar with the administration of Apache, JBoss, and Java systems.
  • Experience in the operation of MySQL and PostgreSQL is a desirable.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Linux and other Unix-like operating environments including extensive knowledge of Python and other scripting languages.
  • Proven experience in monitoring, supporting, and managing complex Linux and Unix systems.
  • Ability to understand complex instructions and work independently.
  • Ability to evaluate new hardware and software systems and make sound recommendations.
  • Good interpersonal skills.  Strong verbal and written skills.

    Background and Skills Preferred

  • Familiarity with common Internet protocols such TCP/IP, IPv6, DNS, HTTP, and BGP.
  • Familiarity with Windows system administration, network operations, and database administration.

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