Linux Systems Administrator
FriendFinder Networks Inc. - Sunnyvale, CA

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The Linux Systems Administrator is responsible for availability, installation, configuration, provisioning, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software. The Systems Administrator will respond to trouble tickets created by the NOC, monitoring automations and internal customers; install new servers, rebuild existing servers, and configure hardware, peripherals, services, and settings in accordance with operational requirements. The Systems Administrator will use, document, update and maintain installation and configuration procedures on the Wiki, and shall contribute to and maintain best practices documentation for operations, security, and capital efficiency.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities:
  • Ensure proper security, monitoring, alerting and reporting for the infrastructure
  • Work with the NOC and DC Tech teams, using our Tivoli monitoring system and other tools to ensure the integrity and availability of our hardware, server resources, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups
  • Work with the incident team to diagnose and recover from hardware or software failures working with or as the Incident Commander to coordinate and communicate with our internal customers
  • Assist project teams with technical issues in the planning phases of site or project development efforts
  • Gather system requirements and support of several project teams in evolving, testing and rolling-out new products and services, then transitioning the site or product to post launch operations activities throughout life of the product or service
  • Work with the R&D team and other systems engineers to make improvements
  • Document processes and procedures and follow a formal change management procedure
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years’ experience administering Linux required or equivalent work experience
  • Experience with Apache, nginx, lighttpd, and high volume web servers
  • Experience with high volume mail servers
  • Experience with monitoring tools, e.g. nagios, cacti
  • Experience with kickstart or jumpstart maintenance and implementation
  • Familiarity with load balancers
  • Experience in analysis and system performance tuning
  • Working knowledge of protocols such as DNS, HTTP, SMTP, SNMP
  • Working knowledge of OSI model
  • Knowledge of the challenges of a very large multifaceted global environment
  • Experience in Perl or Shell Scripting, with experience implementing automation and monitoring using shell scripting and other related tools
  • Experience with proxies / reverse proxies, e.g. squid, varnish
  • Ability to implement automation and monitoring using shell scripting and other related tools, e.g. cfengine
  • Has excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must have critical thinking skills in a complex IT environment to analyze, troubleshoot, and resolve problems without direction
  • Outstanding organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines
  • High degree of honesty and integrity
  • Team-player, positive attitude and flexible
  • Must be comfortable with adult content
  • Must be at least 21 years old


FriendFinder Networks Inc. and its subsidiaries offer a business casual work environment, flexible work hours, and a competitive salary. The benefits** package includes:
  • 401(k) with a 4% match on year to date earnings with no vesting period
  • Medical, Dental, Vision and AFLAC Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account for Healthcare and Dependent Care
  • Life Insurance, LTD and AD&D
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and Holiday Pay
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Commuter Benefits
  • 529 Education Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Health Club Reimbursement
  • Complimentary Breakfast and Catered Lunches

** Benefits vary depending on location and are subject to change without notice. Please check with Human Resources for more information.