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Systems Administrator I

Company: Lakeshore Learning Materials, LLC
Location: Carson
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description
At Lakeshore, we create innovative learning materials and world-class guest experiences for teachers, parents and children. Since 1954, we've grown into a global community-with a thriving e-commerce business, multiple catalogs, 60+ retail stores, a peerless national sales force, plus international offices that support our preeminent supply chain division. But today we're working better, smarter and faster than ever-and setting our sights even higher. We're building an infrastructure designed for scalability, embracing data-driven decision-making and using technology to improve efficiency and ensure the best tools for the best work. Most importantly, we continue to invest in a diverse team of inquisitive top talent who fuel each other's passions and curiosity, take risks, try new things and believe that every new day brings opportunities for growth.
Job Description

  • Use your expertise in system administration to translate business needs into technical solutions
  • Analyze and optimize the performance of servers based on user and business needs when instructed to do so
  • Debug production issues across services and levels of the stack.
  • Participate in service capacity planning, load testing, performance analysis and system tuning. Does not need to know how to do alone, but will be taught or instructed
  • Proactively oversee some monitoring of all IT devices, applications and services using a combination of tools
  • Clearly follow instructions on how to implement system enhancements that will improve system performance and reliability
  • Prepare for emergencies by creating and/or updating action plans
  • Jumping into time-sensitive projects wherever needed
  • Showing flexibility and a willingness to learn
  • Treating internal and external customers like gold!
    Got the skills and experience? Here's what we're looking for:
    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science/MIS or equivalent degree/work experience
    • 2-3 years of experience in task execution.
    • Knowledge of how to use windows and Linux is a plus
    • Some knowledge of VMware Enterprise and cloud virtualization systems preferred
    • Understanding of scripting such as Bash and PowerShell to automate system tasks
    • Basic experience in data center design, and disaster recovery is a plus
    • Some experience with monitoring tools like SolarWinds monitoring or Nagios or ELK or Prometheus or similar
    • Excellent communication and documentation skills-with the ability to clearly follow instruction and execute the instructions at a high level
    • Experience meeting challenging deadlines while managing multiple tasks
    • Self-motivated and energetic with the ability to manage time efficiently
    • Excellent organizational skills and a strong sense of urgency
    • Great accuracy and attention to detailThe ability to work onsite at our Carson operations on as needed basis
      Additional Information
      And here's our end of the bargain!
      • Competitive compensation based on skills and experience, plus a bonus plan
      • Excellent medical/dental and vision coverage-EPO, PPO and HSA
      • 401(k) retirement plan with company contribution (because you will retire someday)
      • Flexible benefits-choose what you like, ignore the rest
      • On-site preschool for our employees' children
      • On-site employee gym for all levels/fitness needs
      • Generous employee discount on products that make you smarter
      • Casual dress---and we really mean itAt Lakeshore, we know our diversity makes us stronger, and when everyone feels included and valued, we all win. We strive to embrace our differences and create an intentionally diverse and inclusive community that is representative of the teachers, families and children we serve.We know we couldn't do the extraordinary things we're doing without the people on our team. Thanks to the passion and enthusiasm of this spectacular group, Lakeshore is more than a great place to work-it's a great experience to be part of. Day in and day out, we give everything we've got to create products that instill a sense of wonder and foster a true love of learning. To help maintain this high bar for success, we're constantly on the lookout for people to join us. So if you're a down-to-earth professional who shares our desire for making a difference, we'd love to hear from you.

        To learn more about Lakeshore, visit

        Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
        People are selected to become members of the Lakeshore family based on skill, merit and mind-boggling talent-not based on race, color, creed, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, marital status, domestic partnership status, military status, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, alienage, AIDS or AIDS-related complex status, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, status as a victim of domestic violence, physical or mental disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. If things aren't equal, we all lose.To learn about how we collect and use Applicant information, please visit our Employee/Applicant Privacy Policy. INDRLL2

Keywords: Lakeshore Learning Materials, LLC, Carson , Systems Administrator I, IT / Software / Systems , Carson, California

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