Sr. Linux Systems Administrator
Virgin America 52 reviews - Burlingame, CA

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Main Areas of Responsibility
  • Senior-level systems administration functions for RHEL5/Centos
  • Maintaining core systems on the Linux platform including Web, Mail, DNS, Proxy, Radius and Load Balancers
  • Establishing and managing development environments for IT software developers, including creation of environments and installation of software
  • Establishing and monitoring backup and recovery systems
  • Rapidly scale systems to meet demand
  • Monitor system stability and performance
  • Configure system and network parameters
  • 4+years experience in a 24/7 datacenter environment
Professional Experience and Education Required
  • Bachelors or Masters Degree in Computer Science or related discipline
  • 5+ years of building, managing, and responding to monitoring systems measuring critical system performance
  • 3+ years in configuring and maintaining a Postfix environment
  • 3+ years with Perl or shell scripting
  • 3+ years building and managing load-balanced web server clusters using LAMP
  • 3+ years with backup and recovery at an enterprise-level, including tar, afio, ssh, and scp
  • 3+ years of disk management experience with Linux LVM
  • 2+ years of virtualization with VMWare products
  • Advanced System Security knowledge and experience
  • Strong procedural and architectural documentation skills
  • Flexible, adaptable, and able to manage multiple tasks in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Ability to communicate complex technical concepts clearly to peers and management
  • 8+ years of system administration experience on a Unix platform
  • Experience with Tomcat and JAVA platforms
Additional Skills
  • Capable of mentoring junior engineers and delegating tasks effectively
  • Exhibits strong leadership qualities
  • Capable of executing efficiently, meeting deadlines, and focusing on specific goals
  • LDAP/Active directory experience is a plus
  • Knowledge and understanding of large scale network storage concepts, architecture, operations best practices, ILM/HSM concepts and best practices, network file access using NFS and CIFS protocols, enterprise data backup software
  • Experience configuring and maintaining Cacti, Nagios, Subversion a plus

About this company
52 reviews
An offspring of Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group, Virgin America took flight just as high fuel prices and a recession rocked the...