Systems Administrator

Washington, D.C.

About the Position

Our Systems Administrators work on a collaborative, agile team environment to support APT’s global data centers, providing scalable, secure, and stable infrastructure for both our employees and our customers. You will be joining a team whose goals include developing a cloud agnostic deployment model, migrating production data centers, and embracing hybrid deployments. In this role, you will be given the ownership and resources to solve challenging technical problems. Our Systems Administrators have the opportunity to build a long-term and exciting career in a dynamic technology oriented and rapidly growing organization.

What does this mean for you?

As a Systems Administrator, you will be responsible for the configuration, maintenance, backup and support of our Microsoft Windows environment. This individual will play an important role within our organization as our systems administrators are responsible for maintaining infrastructure that our software gets build on and where terabytes of data gets stored on.

Some responsibilities include: 

  • Procuring, installing, managing, and monitoring physical and virtual infrastructure in both local and remote geographies
  • Deploying and monitoring Microsoft SQL servers and databases – rapidly and effectively diagnosing outages or performance problems
  • Automating commonly performed tasks, using scripting languages such Powershell and automation tools such as ActiveBatch
  • Work with internal engineering and client services teams to provision, provide access, and troubleshoot various testing and production resources
  • Testing and deploying new software/equipment for the company
  • Manage backup and recovery operations for multiple datacenters across geography, backing up over 2.5 petabytes of data weekly
  • Documenting commonly encountered issues and creating documentation on newly implemented systems on various Atlassian products
  • Participate in on call rotations, responding to afterhours incidents in a timely manner
  • Work in an agile, cross functional, and collaborative team environment

Ideal Candidate Qualifications

  • At least 2+ years of experience in a systems administrator role
  • Experience managing Windows server and SQL servers at scale
  • Strong desire to automate common tasks
  • Ability to solve complex problems independently and in a team setting
  • Prior experience using industry standard automation/scripting languages (e.g. Powershell, SQL, Python)
  • Prior experience managing cloud technology such as Azure, AWS, Google Cloud is strongly preferred
  • Ability to juggle competing tasks and prioritize
  • Proven ability to communicate with team members effectively
  • Bachelor’s Degree highly preferred
  • Experience working in an agile team environment
Mastercard is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. Applicants will be considered and treated without regard to gender, gender identity, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, veteran or disabled status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.