Linux Systems Administrator II
EchoStar - Foster City, CA

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Sling Media is a digital lifestyle products company, focused on creating empowering entertainment experiences for consumers. Sling Media's award winning Slingbox turns any Internet-connected PC, Mac, or mobile device into your home television allowing you to watch your TV virtually anywhere in the world.
Perks of this position (and all positions with EchoStar) include FREE Dish TV, FREE internet service and 50% off Slingbox! Oh, yeah - tuition reimbursement, too.
We are seeking a Systems Administrator to be responsible for the ongoing design, implementation, and support of systems and infrastructure for consumer facing digital media services.

Duties and Responsibilities

This is a deeply technical, hands-on role for an experienced individual with a proven background in building and maintaining high performance, highly available web application infrastructures. The candidate is expected to be well organized, and excel both independently and in a team environment, with minimal supervision. This is a Tier III position on a team that has a well-developed 24X7 Tier I and Tier II support structure.

General Qualifications:
Duties and Responsibilities
Assist in the day to day operations of a 24/7 high traffic web environment as well as assist and plan out new build outs and initiatives.
Maintenance and configuration of servers, load balancers, and other computing equipment.
Programming and automation of system processes, deployments and infrastructure management.
Design, configure and report on server and systems monitoring, backups and utilization.
General scripting, automation and troubleshooting of systems and web applications.
Provide systems support to developers, testers and end-users.
Comfortable in a startup environment with flexible work schedules and 24/7 availability and on-call rotation.
Attention to detail a must; excellent written and verbal skills required.
Must be willing to take ownership of system issues and work hard to research and recommend solutions.

Skills and Qualifications

6+ years experience managing Linux (CentOS/RHEL/Debian) systems in a production 24/7 high traffic web environment or related area
Production deployment experience with TCP/IP, HTTP, Java, Ruby, SMTP, BIND,SSH, SSL and others using Linux
Strong understanding of best practices for software engineering (SDLC) systems support, secure systems design and scalable fault tolerant web architectures
Systems programming, performance optimization and network design experience a plus
Hands- on experience with full site deployments from the planning/ design stages to full implementation
Strong code, server and networking debugging skills
Familiarity with Apache, Nginx, Tomcat, and MySQL administration
Ability to program fluently in one or more scripting (shell, c++, objective-c, etc) languages
Experience with monitoring systems (Zabbix), virtualization concepts (VMWare), configuration management and incident response systems a plus
Good knowledge of RAID support, both hardware and software

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EchoStar Corporation (EchoStar) operates two primary business units: Digital Set-Top Box business and Satellite Services business. Digital...