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Cloud Systems Administrator, Zoro US


The IT Infrastructure team is responsible for the delivery and support of AWS systems and services, as well as implementing cloud-specific projects for internal IT and business units.  The Cloud Systems Administrator role is an entry level position providing Level 1 assistance in the support of Zoro's cloud infrastructure.


Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Resolve actual or potential problems with IT infrastructure in a timely and proactive manner, in order to deliver continually available production level capabilities necessary to meet business objectives.
  • Monitor access to cloud systems and applications in order to ensure data security and integrity
  • Install and configure new cloud services in the AWS environment.
  • Maintain and update operating systems and system software.
  • Identify possible system improvements and implement with the approval of team leader.
  • Analyze trends in system utilization to predict future growth for capacity planning purposes.
  • 24 x 7 production environment support (via pager), escalating issues as warranted.
  • Limited to specifically assigned tasks that are simple and well-defined.  Supports user inquiries and resolves technical problems of limited scope.
  • Understands and works to support current team objectives.



  • This position requires a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent related experience
  • 0-2 years experience in cloud services administration
  • Fault analysis/determination and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate technical issues and status to technical audiences.
  • Knowledge of one or more Linux scripting languages preferred
  • Knowledge of Linux Operating System fundamentals
  • Excellent teamwork, communication, and documentation skills
  • Experience supporting Windows and/or Linux servers in a production environment
  • Ability to use standard Linux performance tools to analyze system performance
  • An understanding of production environments, including the requirement for high availability and team oriented 24x7 support capabilities
  • Familiarity with standard Linux Client/Server network protocols
  • Familiarity with computing infrastructures, including Data Security, Help Desk, Operations, Network Computing, Data Base and Application Development.
  • Able to complete tasks with direct supervision


Additional Information

see if we are normal at: http://www.zoro.com/careers

meet some of the skulk at: http://www.zoro.com/bios  


Zoro is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


About Grainger

W.W. Grainger, Inc. (Grainger) distributes facilities maintenance products, and provides services and related information used by businesses and institutions primarily in the United States, Canada and Mexico to keep their facilities and equipment running. Grainger is the supplier of facilities maintenance and other related products in North America. Its operations are managed in three segments: Grainger Branch-based, Acklands - Grainger Branch-based (Acklands - Grainger), and Lab Safety Supply, Inc. (Lab Safety). Grainger Branch-based is an aggregation of the Grainger Industrial Supply (Industrial Supply), Grainger, S.A. de C.V. (Mexico), Grainger Caribe Inc. (Puerto Rico), Grainger China LLC (China) and Grainger Panama S.A. (Panama). Acklands - Grainger is the Company's Canadian branch-based distribution business. Lab Safety is a direct marketer of safety and other industrial products. (Source: 10-K)

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