Linux Systems Administrator
Oblong Industries - Los Angeles, CA

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What You Would Do: We’re looking for an experienced, broadly interested and capable Linux admin to handle management and growth of internal computing and network infrastructure for Oblong. We're a pretty technical group of people working in a relaxed environment with various demanding infrastructure needs. There's almost no 24/7 component to this job, but there are a lot of machines and systems to keep configured and happy. We have a very high standard of careful, detail-oriented, responsive professionalism on our team.

Your primary responsibilities include:
  • Maintaining current computing and networking infrastructure
  • Repairing and recovering from hardware or software failure
  • Network provisioning
  • System/network monitoring & troubleshooting
  • System updates/upgrades
  • Server/application provisioning
  • Security audits
  • Capacity planning
  • Resource optimization
  • Planning, implementing, and supporting new solutions to evolve existing computing and networking infrastructure
  • Supporting end users (hardware & software)
  • Maintaining inventory
What We Look For: We generally ask that candidates have at least five years of experience managing, designing, implementing, and supporting enterprise-grade technology infrastructure in a production environment. However, we are happy to consider people with less experience who have stellar references from previous colleagues and employers. If this sounds like you and you have the qualifications below, we’d like to hear from you!

  • Very strong Linux server administration skills
  • Very strong networking skills (LAN & WAN)
  • Very familiar with IP networking standards (DNS, routing, switching, security, etc.)
  • Proven ability and comfort supporting end users running Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows
  • Comfortable working autonomously and capable of juggling many simultaneous projects
We also ask that you have experience in some of the following, and feel comfortable getting rapidly up to speed on the remaining:
  • Firewalls, IDS's, traffic shapers (open source and commercial)
  • L2/L3 switches and routers
  • Open source infrastructure technologies (OpenLDAP, apache, jabber, etc.)
  • High availability architectures
  • Central storage/filers
  • PBX's
  • Backup/disaster recovery
  • VPN's
  • Network monitoring systems
  • Virtualization systems (server and workstation)
  • High performance systems
Benefits and Perks:
  • Competitive salary
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401K plan
  • Gourmet lunches 3 days/week
Please note:
  • Responsibilities sometimes require working evenings and weekends, possibly with little advanced notice. 24/7 on-call is required.
  • No regular travel required.