Senior Linux System Administrator
Live Nation Entertainment - Hollywood, CA

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Job Description:
Who are we?
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE-LYV) was formed by the
merger of Live Nation and Ticketmaster Entertainment. We
are the largest live entertainment company in the world,
consisting of five businesses: concert promotion and
venue operations, sponsorship, ticketing solutions,
e-commerce and artist management. We seek to innovate
and enhance the live entertainment experience for
artists and fans: before, during and after the show. In
2009, Live Nation sold 140 million tickets, promoted
21,000 concerts, partnered with 850 sponsors and
averaged 25 million unique monthly users of its
e-commerce sites.
Who are you?
Passionate and motivated. Driven, with an
entrepreneurial spirit. Resourceful, innovative, forward
thinking and committed. At Live Nation Entertainment,
our people embrace these qualities, so if this sounds
like you then please read on!

The Role:
We are currently looking for a Sr. Systems Administrator
to join Ticketmaster's systems engineering team which is
responsible for the administration of global,
high-volume, infrastructure.

Responsibilities:
  • Utilize basic project management skills so that tasks
and project deadlines are met.
  • Leverage and build upon Ticketmaster's open-source
configuration management system (Spine).
  • Maintain server and network security.
  • Manage issues dispatched by systems support analysts
(NOC group).
  • Prioritize, coordinate and deliver special technology
projects.
  • Evaluate and present new technologies to leadership
(R&D).
  • 24/7 on-call duties at approximately once every 6
weeks.
  • Travel to hosting sites if needed in emergencies.
Qualifications:
  • 5+ years of Linux/UNIX server administration
experience.
  • In-depth understanding of Linux/UNIX fundamentals
including kernel subsystems (scheduler, VM, etc), system
calls, inter-process communication, process/resource
management and file systems.
  • Demonstrated problem analysis and resolution skills.
  • Administration in an environment with 100+ systems.
  • Extensive knowledge of Apache, including performance
tuning for high-volume web traffic. Mod_perl and/or
JBOSS experience is a plus.
  • Automation experience, preferably using Perl, Python
or Ruby and the ability to read and understand code
written in C.
  • Installation, configuration and troubleshooting of
services such as DNS, SMTP, SSH, HTTPD and DHCP.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of TCP/IP, the OSI Model,
firewalls, load balancers and switches.
  • Experience with network attached storage devices and
RAID.
  • Working knowledge of Redhat/CentOS, including
Kickstart, the use of package management tools
(APT/Yum), the ability to write spec files and build RPM
packages.
  • An understanding of virtualization technologies such
as VMWare or Xen.

Ideal Personal Characteristics:
  • Strong, creative problem solving and analytical in
nature.
  • Results oriented aggressiveness in meeting
commitments.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Entrepreneurial, driven by a new challenge.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Self motivated, energetic and tenacious.
  • Flexible and responsive to changing situations.
Req. Code : 997
Division/Department : LNE Corporate
Skills : Information Technology -> Applications
Administrator - CM, MCSE, Networking

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