Systems Administrator
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Our client, located in New York, NY is seeking a Systems Administrators for an immediate contract position. Details include:


-Maintain and expand computing and networking infrastructure in our high-traffic environment

-Install/configure new servers

-Configure/tune services on new and existing servers including: LVS, Apache, PHP, MySQL, -Memcached, LDAP, Postfix and many other technologie

-Monitor all systems and processes; be proactive in preventing issues and detect/recover from problems that do occur

-Implement and operate a 24/7 monitoring system Should be comfortable responding to problems at all hours

-Be proactive about OS and software updates, keeping an eye towards security and stability

-Script/Automate routine system tasks

-Maintain our high-traffic SMTP servers and monitoring deliverability

-Implement and monitor backups for MySQL, SVN, and other data

-Work with vendors/data center to spec-out and order new machines/services

-Manage maintenance contracts with various vendors

-Occasionally aid coworkers in troubleshooting issues with Desktop Linux, Mac OSX, and Windows


-Experience in a start-up environment and enjoys wearing many hats

-5-10 Years experience working in a high-availability UNIX/Linux environment

-Extensive Linux Experience–especially in Redhat/RHEL/Fedora

-Extensive experience managing MySQL servers including: tuning of MyISAM/InnoDB, managing replication, performing backups and performance/health monitoring

-Knowledge of other SQL and NoSQL databases a huge plus (MongoDB, Redis, SQLite, PostgreSQL)

-Knowledge of Zmanda and MySQL-ZRM backups systems a big plus

-Significant experience with load balancing and HA–LVS, ldirectord, heartbeat, HAProxy, BigIP

-Experience maintaining and monitoring Memcached

-Experience with LDAP for user administration a plus

-Comfortable with using and administering SVN & Trac. Other SCM tools a plus

-Extensive experience with high-traffic SMTP servers (Postfix/Sendmail)

-Experience with e-mail deliverability and Return Path’s SSC a plus

-Deep knowledge of Apache tuning and its modules—especially mod_rewrite, mod_proxy, mod_php. Other httpds a plus

-PHP tuning experience

-Have a mind for High Availability

-Comfortable taking server hardware apart, troubleshooting, and doing general hardware upgrades/replacement

-Experience with Cacti, Nagios, and SNMP (or similar) including creating custom graphs and writing tests

-Extensive knowledge of TCP/IP networking, its tools, optimization and troubleshooting

-Experience configuring networking equipment such as smart switches and routers

-Experience with firewall software/hardware, and intrusion detection

-Should be skilled in scripting with bash, awk, sed, grep. Other languages a plus. Previous PHP coding a huge plus

Talon Technology consultants have the ability to take advantage of the following benefits:

Group Health Insurance

Group Dental Insurance

Group Vision Insurance

Short Term Disability Plan

Long Term Disability Plan

Basic Life Insurance

Flexible Spending Accounts

Health Savings Account

401K Plan

Direct Deposit

Employee Service Center

Referral Bonus Program

Loyalty and Longevity Bonus Program

PNC Bank WorkPlace Banking Program

Plum Benefits

About this company
4 reviews
Talon Innovations Corporation is a full service manufacturer of ultra high purity fittings, components, and custom equipment. Our...