Soft Surroundings
  • 03-Mar-2017 to 02-May-2017 (CST)
  • IT
  • Creve Coeur, MO, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

We provide full benefits, including 401(K) with company match, competitive pay, generous employee discount, profit sharing potential and an opportunity to work with a successful and growing company.

Soft Surroundings is seeking a talented Web Systems Administrator specializing in LAMP stack and AWS to join a growing company. As a member of the Operations team, you will be joining a high-powered collaborative team responsible for delivery of infrastructure in support of applications used by the company. This position is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the eCommerce web sites and supporting systems.


  • Work on growing AWS infrastructure with a focus on Linux implementations.
  • Establish best practices for standardized and automated deployment of Linux based instances in context with security, backup, redundancy, and performance.
  • Measure and maintain reliability through instrumentation, monitoring, performance tuning, and elastic scaling.
  • Work with network security team to ensure best practices for data and network security and ensure PCI compliance.
  • Ensure the stability, integrity and efficient operation of the Linux/AWS platform.
  • Document system implementations, upgrades and patching strategy.
  • Perform problem analysis and resolution tasks as part of an on-call support rotation.
  • Provide 2nd level help desk support for tickets related to web sites and infrastructure.
  • Interface with multiple development teams to provide services and support.
  • Participate in disaster recovery strategy, design, implementation and exercises.


  • Associates Degree in Computer related field or relevant work experience with understanding of computer hardware, software and networking. Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • 3+ years of previous IT experience, required 1+ years(s) experience with AWS preferred.
  • Experience in catalog, retail, direct marketing, or distribution environment preferred.
  • Highly motivated and able to work both independently and within a team structure.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Customer Service oriented with attention to detail.
  • Experience with LAMP Stack technologies.
  • Prefer experience with eCommerce web site.
  • Able to work well with departments throughout the company.

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