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Company Description:
The Purple Squirrel is an IT Recruiting Company located in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Job Description:
Our client, an innovative and edgy gaming startup in San Jose is seeking a Systems Administrator for a full-time direct hire role.

Job Summary

An ideal candidate must be highly motivated, have a keen interest in Internet technology, a love of open source software and a fanatical attention to detail. Not only will you work to directly influence infrastructure design and implementation, you’ll work along side our developers to help improve our system design, security and user experience.

Required Skills & Qualifications

3+ years of experience with Linux system administration. (Debian or RHEL preferred).

Strong Networking experience – TCP/IP, Subnets, routing and switching. Must be able to troubleshoot at the packet level.

A deep understanding of traffic load balancing using either software or hardware load balancers.

Ability to script in a high level scripting language (Perl and/or bash are preferred). Should have a strong foundation in OO Design.

Strong and current working knowledge of modern x86 based server hardware.

Strong understanding of software and hardware RAID with Linux.

Experience building Linux kernels and troubleshooting kernel issues.

Experience with high traffic web servers running apache or lighttpd.

Experience with DNS setup and management.

Kernel and application performance tuning and profiling.

Experience using Source code version control software (subversion, git, cvs).

Experience with collocated servers.

Willing to participate in a 24x7 on-call rotation.