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Staff Sys Admin - OW01P3
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NeuStar, Inc. | Mountain View, CA
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Overview/Job Summary:

Neustar, Inc., (NYSE: NSR) is a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information and analysis to the Internet, telecommunications, entertainment and marketing industries throughout the world. Neustar applies its advanced, secure technologies in routing, addressing and authentication to its customers' data to help them identify new revenue opportunities and network efficiencies, and institute cybersecurity and fraud protection measures. Our vision is to be the single most trusted source of commercial insight and analysis for our Clients.

Neustar is a place where the entrepreneurial spirit is strong. We embrace innovation and encourage the development of bold new ideas. This is deeply rooted in our culture and comes through in everything we do. Our world-class technology, innovative solutions and experienced employee base have been catalysts for customer success for more than a decade - infusing voice, video and data transactions with true innovation and unparalleled performance.

As a Staff Systems Administrator on the Neustar Web Operations team, your duties will encompass a wide range of responsibilities that are critical to the success of our company. You will maintain our global network of Linux and Windows servers, and our cloud computing infrastructure, while at the same time looking to improve our processes and enhance our operational efficiency. We are looking for someone who has experience managing a distributed network of heterogeneous servers and is proficient with the operations of always-on web applications. You must be very technical but also be able to effectively work in a highly collaborative team oriented environment. You should enjoy troubleshooting difficult (but interesting) problems, and helping to create a great experience for our customers!

Responsibilities/Key Tasks:

Systems administration - deploy, maintain and troubleshoot Linux/Unix and Windows servers (physical and virtual) running mostly a LAMP or WAMP architecture Work with hosting partners to maintain and improve stability of our worldwide network of monitoring servers Partner with product and engineering teams to develop, implement and manage cloud-based infrastructure (AWS, Rackspace and others) Collaborate with other IT teams to support and maintain core application infrastructure hosted in Neustar data centers and colos Proactively monitor our network and our core infrastructure to diagnose and resolve issues before they become customer impacting Automate processes using shell scripts, batch scripts, and/or configuration management tools (such as Puppet or Chef) Document operational processes and submit defects/feature improvements for applications and infrastructure Suggest infrastructure design changes for improved availability, performance and/or reduced cost Perform systems and network troubleshooting using metrics and tools such as top, vmstat, DNS, tcpdump, traceroute, Nagios and Splunk Act as an application operations technical resource for customer experience teams 24x7x365 operational environment will require rotating on-call duties

Qualifications/Education Requirement:

3-5 years of IT operations experience Bachelor's degree, preferred field of study: Computer Science, or related experience Must have excellent interpersonal and communications skills Must have the ability to react quickly and effectively to network/server/application problems Must have the ability to work well with other departments Must be able to document and share information Must possess a methodical and disciplined approach to problem solving Proficiency with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (or equivalent) systems administration Experience with server virtualization technologies including VMware, Xen and/or KVM Experience working with infrastructure hosted in lights-out data centers, colos or with cloud computing providers Familiarity with a highly-available database infrastructure (Oracle, MySQL and/or MongoDB) Familiarity with at least one scripting language (Perl, PHP, Batch, Bash, or similar) Familiarity with web operations, preferably supporting a 24x7x365 SaaS application Familiarity with ITIL-based processes, including change and problem management Familiarity with Windows Server administration Knowledge of Internet protocols and their typical implementations Knowledge of website and/or web application performance and availability monitoring preferred College degree or technical certification(s) in computer hardware or software preferred Experience with MS Office suite Must be able to lift 40lbs for occasional server rack and stack Must be willing to be part of an on-call rotation
Neustar's Cultural Attributes: Bold & Innovative; Passionate; Anticipatory; Clients & Market Focused; Analytical

Diversity, inclusion and teamwork are second nature to Neustar; and these values permeate our entire business structure. Neustar is committed to creating an environment where a wide spectrum of opinions and beliefs are actively sought, listened to and respected. Further, our talented workforce draws from the many geographic areas and markets in which Neustar operates worldwide, which represents a distinct competitive advantage. The rich and varied personal and professional backgrounds of our employees make Neustar a dynamic and rewarding company at which to build a career. We invite you to join us.

An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/H/V
Neustar, Inc. considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran in accordance with federal law and other state and local requirements. Neustar, Inc., complies with applicable state and local laws prohibiting discrimination in employment and provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and applicable state and local laws.
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About NeuStar, Inc.

NeuStar, Inc. (NeuStar) provide essential clearinghouse services to the communications industry and enterprise customers. The Company's customers use the databases it contractually maintains in its clearinghouse to obtain data required to successfully route telephone calls in North America, to exchange information with other communications service providers and to manage technological changes in their own networks. NeuStar operates the authoritative directories that manage virtually all telephone area codes and numbers, and it enables the routing of calls among thousands of communications service providers (CSPs), in the United States and Canada. The Company provides clearinghouse services to CSPs, including Internet service providers, mobile network operators, cable television operators, and voice-over Internet protocol (VoIP), service providers. (Source: 10-K)