System Administrator (Linux)
Stamps.com - Los Angeles, CA

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Stamps.com is the leading provider of Internet-based mailing and shipping solutions. Stamps.com's PC Postage service enables small businesses, shippers, enterprises and consumers to print U.S. Postal Service-approved postage right from their home or office with just a PC, printer and Internet connection. The Company currently has PC Postage partnerships with Avery Dennison, Microsoft, HP, the U.S. Postal Service and others. Stamps.com also sells PhotoStamps which enables customers to create fully customizable and valid PhotoStamps postage that contains their own digital photograph, business logo or licensed image.

Stamps.com was founded in 1996 and has since grown into one of the most successful Internet based companies in the Los Angeles area with over 200 employees, serving over 400,000 customers and achieving very strong financial results. The Company places an emphasis on investing in its employees and continually invests in its core technology, customer service and marketing assets. Stamps.com is located in the Playa Vista area of Los Angeles and is a publicly traded company on the NASDAQ market under the symbol STMP.

Stamps.com is seeking a System Administrator to work in the company's Data Center Operations (NOC) group. The Data Center is a fast-paced environment with an abundance of interesting challenges for an System Administrator. We house hundreds of production, staging, and corporate systems, storage area network, load balancers, and more in an enterprise-class data center.

The ideal Candidate will possess the following qualifications

A BA/BS in CS, EE, CIS, MIS or Math from a four year university

Well developed and demonstrable understanding of computer science principles, basic networking concepts (OSI network layers, TCP/IP, router, switch), system/application and services, security, authentication, Windows server platforms, IIS, AD

OS administration experience on Win2k/2k3/2k8/Redhat/CentOS/Gentoo

Knowledge of, or experience with, auditing and security standards such as PCI, DISA, Sarbox Section 404, SSAE 16

Experience with MS SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle, Apache, IIS, NetApp SAN, SAN and other storage infrastructure, Nagios

Experience working in a high availability and high transaction e-commerce environment and the architectures that enable the same

Basic understanding of data center operations and best practices

Highly organized, possess a meticulous attention to detail and comfortable working within strict operational boundaries and procedures

Effective and precise verbal and written communication skills

Sense of urgency and great perseverance for problem solving

Strong analytical skills

Base Technologies/Knowledge (Strong understanding of following):

DNS, UDP/TCP/IP, DHCP, ARP, NAT, IPSec, SSL, PKI, FTP, NFS, CIFS etc

Linux:
Experience with RHEL/CentOS/Gentoo

Configuring, administrating Mail servers (Postfix, sendmail), Apache/PHP/Perl Webservers, FTP Servers, MySQL, (Oracle RAC a plus) etc

Working experience with BASH/Perl scripting, grep, awk, sed, tcpdump, wireshark etc.

Comfortable analyzing/parsing custom formatted logs

PHP/Ajax/jquery for light web development

Security:
Experience with IPSec/VPN, SSL (HTTPS/FTP over SSL etc), PKI

Security packages such as Tripwire, Monit, ClamAV etc

Networking:
Understanding of switches, routers, firewalls, vpn, load balancers

Experience working with Cisco/F5 switches/routers/firewalls/load balancers

Monitoring/AV:
Setting up Enterprise Monitoring for High availability

Experience with Custom tailored monitoring

Experience with Nagios, Cacti, Munin, Tripwire, SCOM and/or other solutions

Experience working with Corporate Anti-Virus solutions

Windows:
Experience working with IIS servers (setting up multiple websites, ACLS, SSL certs)

Working with Active Directory, user/group management, Windows DNS/DHCP servers

Working with MS SQL Database clusters

Working with MS Hyper-v server

Experience working with Altiris or other Automated deployment programs

Hardware:
Experience configuring, installing, working with HP Rack/Blade Server

Experience configuring, installing, working with Network patch panels, switches

Experience configuring, installing, working with Fiber channel switches, SAN

Backup:
Configure, administrate and manage backup of production systems

Experience working with HP LTO Backup Libraries (or equivalent)

Arcserve Backup Software or equivalent enterprise backup software solution

Off site management, retention, aging, compliance, integrity testing

Data Center Infrastructure:
Working with UPS systems (testing, verifying operation)

Working with backup Generators (testing, verifying operation)

DC Environment (Temperature, Humidity) Monitoring

Compensation

The position will offer a competitive compensation package composed of salary and stock options commensurate with the candidate's level of experience. Employee benefits include medical, dental and vision and participation in the Company's employee stock purchase and 401K plans.

EOE

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