System Administrator
Nexcess - Dearborn, MI

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This position is for a full time System Administrator who will be based out of our Dearborn, MI Data Center with travel to our other Data Centers in the Detroit metro area. We are a Linux based Web hosting company who needs someone to help out on the hardware side of our growing operation. This position is for night-time and/or overnight.

You will be joining our existing team of System Administrators and will be expected to learn quickly. We need a highly focused and highly organized person who can quickly research, validate and implement changes. While you will have a training period we do expect you to work on many tasks autonomously and expect you to be able to self-diagnose issues and suggest and/or implement solutions.

Experience with Apache httpd including adding modules, debugging problems, performance tuning, etc.

Experience with MySQL 5.X+ including identifying and optimizing slow queries, performance tuning.

Experience with PHP 5+ including adding modules, debugging problems in code, understanding what most php.ini directives mean, finding bottlenecks in code, etc.

Experience with CentOS 5+ including knowing how to install packages with yum, resolve dependency issues, understanding RPMs, etc.

Experience with bash or other scripting languages.

Experience writing good documentation.

Experience debugging complex problem which involves understanding how the many different parts of a server/CMS/operating system interact.

Excellent customer service skills.


Experience with qmail and other parts of the djb suite (daemontools, djbdns, tcpserver, etc).

Experience with security issues including tracking down how a website was exploited, tuning firewalls, etc.

Experience with Magento.

PHP programming experience.

Experience with alternative web servers/reverse proxies like Litespeed, varnish, or nginx.

Salary is negotiable and is based on experience with health benefits after 90 days. In your cover letter, please elaborate on your experience and your organizational skills. Laying out performance optimizations you've done to medium to large systems and their effect would be ideal.

About this company
Nexcess is a Southfield, Michigan-based managed hosting company founded in 2000, with wholly-owned data centers located in Dearborn,...