Systems Administrator - Social Networking
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#19730 Systems Administrator - Social Networking
Location: New York, NY

Company:
Our client is a leading provider of online dating and social networking applications. The company boasts one of the largest social dating applications on the Internet with over 60 million installs, and offers a completely integrated Facebook, iPhone, Android and Web application. The company works at the intersection of Social, Big Data, Location and Mobile.

Job Opportunity:
We are recruiting for a Linux Sys Admin. You will have 5+ years in a high availability Linux/Unix environment and be a whiz on the command line. You must be a skilled network engineer, as well as an expert on Apache or NGINX configurations.

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 of experience working in a high-availability UNIX/Linux environment
  • Extensive Linux Experienceespecially 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 HALVS, 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 modulesespecially 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
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and documentation skills
Apply Now:Send your resume to:
19730-MH51@apply.maxhire.net

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Beth Cliff / Redfish Technology
IT Engineering Recruitment Manager
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