Linux Systems Administrator
DigitalOcean - New York, NY

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Join a thriving startup and TechStars graduate. DigitalOcean is simplifying the complexities of cloud hosting. We are focused on building the next cloud that will revolutionize the hosting industry. We are a small team but growing at a very rapid pace with over 90,000 virtual servers launched and 4,500+ customers.

We pride ourselves in providing superhero support to our customers and managing complex infrastructures, which include gigabits of network transit, hundreds of terabytes of storage, virtualization, configuration management and deployment, and everything in between.

We are looking for motivated and talented individuals to join our support engineering team. We provide a relaxed work atmosphere and hands-on experience with the latest technology. We are looking for staff members who love IT, troubleshooting, and who take pride in their work. A large part of the job is interfacing with our customers directly, so communication skills are extremely important.

You will be responsible for managing nearly 1,000 servers in a hosting environment. Previous experience with hosting is a plus. If you feel that you°re ready to take things to the next level by automating, virtualizing, and leveraging config-management tools - let us know! We°re always looking to grow our infrastructure development team.

IMPORTANT: This is not an off-site/remote position. You must be willing to work from our NYC office.

What you have to know:
  • Apache/Nginx/Lighttpd
  • PHP (w/memcache)
  • MySQL (replication)
  • DNS
  • Mail Servers
  • Security Hardening
  • Performance Optimization and Application Troubleshooting
  • TCP Networking (L3 switching VLANs)
  • Virtualization (Xen, KVM, VMware)
  • NFS Storage
  • CMS Systems: Wordpress, Joomla, CakePHP, Drupal
Bonus Points:
  • Nagios or Zenoss
  • Cacti / RRD / MRTG
  • Advanced TCP Networking: OSPF, BGP, Hardware Load Balancing, Hardware Firewalls
  • VPN (Hardware and OpenVPN)
  • LDAP (OpenLDAP)
  • Bash/Perl/Python Scripting
  • Puppet or Chef
  • iSCSI or Open Filer or Gluster
  • Managing hundreds of servers
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