Systems Administrator - Singapore

Job description

At UpCloud you’ll be literally building the cloud.

Sometimes, cloud technologies can be offered as a patchwork of ready-made solutions. At UpCloud, however, you'll be working with something that we've built from the ground up. You'll know exactly what you're dealing with and you'll have an impact on how to make it even better. You'll find yourself in an environment where fresh ideas and technical discussions are encouraged and a flat hierarchy is valued. 

Our existing infrastructure relies on open-source Linux tools and in-house automation built with Go, Python & Perl with a heavy emphasis on moving towards a distributed microservices architecture.

We are looking for a Systems Administrator to join a team of infrastructure wizards in a growing and innovative cloud company. Your position would be to focus on the following: 

  • Become an expert of our production virtualization and storage infrastructure
  • Handle daily operational tasks together with the rest of the operations team keeping our infrastructure running 24/7
  • Help our customer support and rest of the company handling more technical questions
  • Be part of the On-call ring

And if you’re wondering what next the position gives all the tools to self-develop yourself allowing career paths to multiple directions.

Job requirements


Our view is that to be successful in this role it helps if you have experience working with automation, provisioning, and using system-level solutions based on open-source components running on Linux OS. It of course doesn't hurt to have some exposure to the wide array of cloud technologies and public cloud providers. In essence, we expect you to have experience and interest in several of the following domains:

  • Linux server administration (Bare-metal and virtualized)
  • Basic understanding of container systems (Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Good problem-solving skills and ability to comprehend complex environments
  • Database knowledge (MySQL/Postgresql), experience of managing HA systems preferred
  • Good understanding and hands-on experience of basics of the Internet and relevant server-side applications (DNS, HTTP etc.)
  • Network technologies (TCP/IP, LB's etc.) and storage systems (ZFS, iSCSI)
  • Basic knowledge of server/networking hardware and Data Centers and their monitoring
  • Security oriented mindset
  • Documentation skills

At UpCloud we'll provide you with an easy-going environment that promotes work-life balance and self-development. You'll be encouraged to experiment, fail, learn, succeed amazingly, be brave to propose new things, agree and disagree.

This role can be performed from our office or remotely in Singapore. We don't currently sponsor employment pass for this role.

If you would like to join our journey to never become yet another cloud provider, please get in touch using the ‘apply for this job’ button.

We review all applications and we do get back to all our candidates. That is a promise.

Our benefits

  • Devices of your choice
  • Flexible, remote-friendly working hours
  • Offices in the centre of Helsinki and Singapore
  • Company events shared with families
  • Annual company trip
  • Sports and culture benefit
  • Extensive occupational healthcare
  • Additional 1-week paid vacation
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