Boston Linux & Unix (BLU) Home | Calendar | Mail Lists | List Archives | Desktop SIG | Hardware Hacking SIG
Wiki | Flickr | PicasaWeb | Video | Maps & Directions | Installfests | Keysignings
Linux Cafe | Meeting Notes | Blog | Linux Links | Bling | About BLU

BLU Discuss list archive

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Linux/Unix and Networking Admin. needed in Cambridge, MA

 This is a great time of year for diets and new jobs! 


Please let me know if you or any of your friends would like to be contacted 
about this position.  Thank you very much and happy new year blu! 


Senior Linux and Network Administrator 


Job Summary 


We are seeking a highly-technical hands-on, customer focused Linux/Unix and 
networking professional with strong systems management, monitoring and 
software release experience. This is a senior level position to manage 
mission-critical 24x7 systems for us and our worldwide customers. 


For this senior role, we're seeking an individual with deep expertise in 
24x7 server farm operations, enterprise Linux/Unix and Apache, networking 
and configuration management. Strong troubleshooting skills (network and 
server level) are a critical requirement for this role. While we're looking 
for an individual who can handle emergencies, the ideal candidate will have 
a strong dedication to process, standardization, documentation, and 
minimizing the risk of emergency situations. Such an individual should view 
producing good documentation and maintaining tight configuration management 
as mission critical activities. 


If you're a SysAdmin with 7+ years of solid hands-on experience, looking for 
an exciting new challenge with a dynamic fast growing company - and you meet 
our requirements listed below - this could be the right place for you! 




Scale up and manage our high-volume multi-player gaming and global ecommerce 
infrastructure across multiple datacenters. 


Assist the Development and QA teams with releasing software through staging 
to production systems, minimizing or eliminating downtime. Build and deploy 
new release tools. 


Design, deploy and manage a new monitoring and alerting environment for our 
systems worldwide. 


Research, specify, configure and deploy servers, storage, load balancers, 
firewalls and networking equipment. 


Implement processes to standardize IT practices and procedures, capacity 
planning and risk mitigation. 


Mentoring junior systems administrators and transferring knowledge via 
technical discussions and training. 


Participate in 24x7 system support rotation and handle escalations from 
junior systems administrators. 


Install, configure and manage massively scalable clustered Linux and Apache 
systems running mission critical applications and services. 


Performance tuning of web, application, DB servers, network and storage 


Document existing and new infrastructure deployments using runbooks and 
architecture diagrams. 


Use a workflow/ticket system to handle daily operations and change 


Escalate issues to hardware and software vendors technical support staff for 
quick resolution. 


Handle large projects related to security, audit and compliance including 
new infrastructure rollouts. 


Work closely with the DBA group and stakeholders to meet their requirements. 



7-10+ years of systems and network administration experience managing a 
high-volume, highly-available Linux- or Unix-based OLTP environment. Your 
experience must include managing server farms with tens of balanced 
clustered web nodes, large scale OLTP database servers, and handling 
50-100+Mbps traffic. 


Experience deploying OS and applications on HP or IBM blade hardware. 


In-depth, hands-on knowledge of TCP/IP, Linux or UNIX, Apache, IP security, 
DNS, MTAs, storage. 


Ability to troubleshoot across all layers of the OSI stack. 


Experience implementing and running an SNMP-based system for worldwide 
server and network element monitoring and alerting. 


Experience rolling out software releases for highly available OLTP 


Excellent team player with good communication, organizational and 
documentation skills. Ability to create clear, concise reports. Ability to 
create and maintain complex network diagrams. 


Experience managing large capacity storage devices from EMC or other 


Experience administering backup and restore operations, including off-site. 


24x7 on-call availability (in rotation). 


Knowledge of Perl is valuable, but not an absolute requirement. 


4-year technical degree. 



Experience working for an Enterprise Web Hosting Service provider. 


Experience designing and implementing disaster recovery solutions. 




Lori Rouleau 


Rouleau Search Associates 



[hidden email] 





This message has been scanned for viruses and 
dangerous content by MailScanner, and is 
believed to be clean. 

Discuss mailing list 
[hidden email]

BLU is a member of BostonUserGroups
BLU is a member of BostonUserGroups
We also thank MIT for the use of their facilities.

Valid HTML 4.01! Valid CSS!

Boston Linux & Unix /