Sr. Linux System Administrator
FireEye - Milpitas, CA

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Title: Sr. Linux System Administrator
Location: Milpitas, CA

The Company

Join one of the fastest growing companies in high technology. FireEye is transforming the IT security landscape to combat the next generation of cyber-attacks.

Ranked #4 on the Deloitte 2012 Technology Fast 500 in North America, FireEye has been featured in BusinessWeek, Bloomberg TV, The Wall Street Journal, Fox News and several other mainstream media and continues to transform the security industry with its unique technology to stop advanced cyber- attacks. FireEye is the recipient of the Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award as well as the JPMorgan Chase Hall of Innovation Award.

The unique FireEye platform provides the industry’s leading cross-enterprise threat protection technology to dynamically identify and block cyber-attacks in real time. The core of the FireEye platform is a signature-less, virtual machine-based security engine and a cloud-based threat intelligence network, which help organizations protect their assets across all primary threat vectors, including Web, email, and file. The FireEye platform is deployed in over 40 countries and more than 900 customers and partners, including over 100 of the Fortune 500. FireEye’s customers include leading enterprises in a diverse set of industries, including telecommunications providers, financial services entities, Internet search engines, social networking sites, stock exchanges, electrical grid operators, networking vendors, and oil and gas companies, as well as leading governmental agencies. Join the team that is protecting the world from the next generation of cyber-attacks!

Sr. Linux System Administrator

We are looking for a Sr. Linux Administrator to help us architect and maintain our Linux server and network infrastructure. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, articulate, and intimately familiar with Linux operating systems and software, provide sound proofs-of-concepts, willing to perform cross-functional duties as necessary, and have a proven history of creating tools and automating routine IT/Business tasks.

Responsibilities include, but are not exclusive to, the administration, support, and maintenance of the following:

Support and deploy mission critical, customer facing, front-end and back-end production environments
Interacting with the Engineering for supporting/maintaining/designing backend infrastructure for product support
System Administration (Red Hat/CentOS)
Performance tuning, monitoring, maintaining fault tolerant/HA infrastructure
Active Directory/LDAP integration with Linux
Disaster recovery design, implementation, and maintenance
NOC run books, procedures, diagrams of the environments you deploy
End user support for system infrastructure (server and network)
Troubleshooting and resolution of server/network issues
Proactive monitoring of server systems
Participate in long-term strategies
Writing of tools, scripts, etc., as necessary
On-call as needed with participation in 24X7 support

This is a summary only. Duties and responsibilities may be changed over time.

The ideal candidate would have broad IT skills covering:
VCS/SCM (Git preferred)
Configuration Management (Puppet preferred)
Database system administration skills (Postgres and or mySQL)
LAMP (Apache HTTP and Apache Tomcat)
Experience with Apache Rewrites and regular expressions
Linux LVM
Security best practices
Experience with performance monitoring, Linux tuning
Working knowledge of industry standard protocols (TCP/IP, LDAP, Kerberos, etc.)
Strong understanding of the HTTP protocol
Virtualization (VMware preferred)
Working knowledge of load balancing technologies (F5 preferred)

The Following skills are desired, but nor required:
Should have strong skills in at least 1 language: PHP, Perl, Bash, BASH, or Python.
Cisco UCS
Intrusion detection (IDS/IPS)

BS degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
8+ years experience working as a Linux Administrator
Strong technical and analytical skills
Highly organized, able to multi-task, the ability to work individually, within a team, and with other groups
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written across all user levels

The candidate should be able to discuss and explain their experiences as they relate to the job responsibilities and requirements.

FireEye, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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