Linux Systems Administrator
Pontiflex - Brooklyn, NY

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Linux Systems AdministratorW A N T E DOne Linux guru. Is in it for the love of technology. Embraces the cloud. devops-minded. Always wants to know what it looks like on the wire. Thinks failover should be automatic. Embraces IPv6. Always verifies host keys. learned python or ruby and never looked back. Revision controls shell RC. Always pageable but never paged. Thinks documented is good but self-documented is better. Has read books like TCP/IP illustrated and K&R's C programming language. Always does it the right way. Never stops learning. Understands ownership. Understands team. Makes others better. The Pontiflex Infrastructure team is looking for a Systems Engineers that is like us. An Engineer that loves to solve problems and build things. In the role of Systems Engineer you will be building and managing a highly distributed network of Linux servers and services. You will design elegant solutions to difficult problems using your favorite technologies. You will be responsible for automation, scale, monitoring, configuration management, security, networking, distributed computing and pretty much everything else. You will create tools and services that help us become the best mobile, web and social advertising platform.At Pontiflex we use technologies like Ubuntu, Hadoop, HDFS, Hive, MySQL, Cassandra, and OpenBSD. We embrace open-source and so should you.Pontiflex is a fast growing and successful start-up that's revolutionizing mobile and online advertising. We are looking for a passionate, skilled Engineer to join our team. This engineer will be responsible taking our infrastructure to the next level of scalability and availability.We have pioneered a new form of mobile advertising called signup ads. With signup ads, local businesses, large brands or mobile app developers can grow their businesses by making the most of the mobile opportunity.Located in DUMBO Pontiflex is at the center of the NYC technology boom. Voted as one of the best places to work in New York City and called one of the top ten startup's to watch in 2013 we know the importance of working hard and rewarding those that perform. Culturally we believe in: Evidence based thinking: gathering data to make decisionsTeam based collaboration: bringing diverse ideas to shared problemsEmphasis on delivery: ownership, execution and follow-throughSelf-starter: take initiative, drive consensusThink creatively: There is always a way to get thereSome Press:
Minimum qualifications3 years of Linux System Administration experienceGreat problem solving skillsKnowledge of network design and implementationExperience with systems automation using shell and pythonExcellent communication and documentation skillsAbility to participate in 24/7 on callPreferred qualificationsExperience with firewalls using OpenBSD and pfWorking knowledge of AWS, cfengine, git, hadoop, haproxy, IPsec, MySQL, nginx, NoSQL, ApacheProven record designing highly available internet servicesRelated Keywords: systems administration, systems administrator, Linux, Systems administrator, IT administrator, systems engineer, Linux, Debian, Ubuntu, VMware, Slackware, SUSE, Redhat, Apache, Load Balancers, Hardware RAID arrays, Server Hardware, NFS, Blade Servers, PostgresSQL, Network Vulnerability Scanning, MySQL, PostgreSQL, storage administration, relation database technology, version control systems, TCP, routers, firewalls, web security, scripting, networking monitoring, troubleshooting, web development, system security, network topology

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