Systems Administrator
Talon - New York, NY

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This is a unique opportunity to be an early employee at a rapidly growing company that is also publicly traded. Competitive compensation including salary + eligibility for stock options, and full-benefits (Medical & Dental plans; free snacks, fun outings, twice-monthly massage, cool swag, Knicks & Rangers tickets, etc.).

Responsibilities:
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 technologies
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

Requirements:
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

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Talon Air, Inc, (ATCO Certificate #OZTA781J) operates new state-of-the-art Raytheon Aircraft, that are never more than 10 years old. Talon...