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[Discuss] [Position-available] System Administrator openings at SiteSpect, Inc. (Boston, MA - Linux/DevOps/SaaS/PaaS - fulltime direct hire)

Greetings all,

We have several openings for System Administrators (fulltime, direct hire) on our platform operations team in Boston.  See below for details.


SiteSpect, Inc.


== System Administrator: Job Description ==

The System Administrator is a full time role who sits at the heart of the SiteSpect technology platform, owning the day-to-day operations and management for our production environments, including the hardware, networking, and OS layers, as well as deployment of software and infrastructure upgrades. This position resides within our Platform Operations team, comprised of other engineers and specialists who ensure that our services are delivered in a scalable and resilient manner, and with the highest possible standard for speed and performance.

We hire creative engineers and technology enthusiasts who enjoy being challenged by problems of scale and complexity, with a strong desire to make services better both for coworkers and end users. We are solving challenges such as distributed monitoring and system visibility, continuous integration of code releases on live systems, and multi-tier load balancing - all of which takes place on SiteSpect's private cloud platform which is utilized by the largest site operators in the world.

== Responsibilities ==

 - Day-to-day management of production systems, including both cloud and on-premise systems.
 - Perform planned and unplanned maintenance procedures, including software upgrades and patches.
 - Serve as 2nd-level escalation path between Help Desk and systems engineering, handling technical issues which may require further investigation and consultation with other teams within the company (though seldom interfacing directly with clients).
 - Monitor operational components for warnings and errors, investigate and resolve issues.
 - Assist with system deployment duties including system builds, packaging and shipping, physical/network installation, command-line configurations.
 - This position has an on-call component for issue response.

== Requirements ==

 - 3-10 years of Unix/Linux system administration for mid- to large-scale production web environments.
 - 1+ years of professional experience with shell scripting, including bash, perl or python.
 - Strong troubleshooting skills.
 - Solid understanding of DNS and load balancing - experience with both a plus.
 - Experience with web server configuration, tuning and administration.
 - Experience with system monitoring tools such as nagios, sar, cacti.
 - Experience with network analysis tools such as tcpdump and Wireshark.
 - Candidates should have experience working in a team environment alongside other engineers and product managers. You should be comfortable with the dynamic and fast pace that is typical for an Internet software startup.
 - This is a full time position located in our office in downtown Boston, MA.

== Application Process ==

If this posting describes you, then SiteSpect might be your next home. As the company that leads its market space in power and innovation, we guarantee excitement, challenge and an unlimited opportunity to contribute. Interested candidates should respond to this email with resume and cover letter, with full confidence of complete confidentiality.

== About SiteSpect, Inc. ==

Become part of a web analytics and optimization company that's enabling digital marketers to increase the effectiveness of their web sites with unprecedented ease. The leader in its space, SiteSpect's next-generation SaaS platform is used by the world's largest and best known websites, including, MTV Networks, Newegg,,, Mozilla, TiVo, and many more. For more information, find us at:

To attract and retain the best talent, SiteSpect offers a competitive suite of benefits including medical and dental insurance, 401(k) plan, flexible spending account (FSA), commuter benefit plan, health club benefit plan, disability insurances, and an employee bonus program. SiteSpect, Inc. is headquartered in historic downtown Boston, MA, just steps from the Boston Common and accessible to MBTA and commuter rail stations.

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