Senior Linux Systems Administrator
FriendFinder Networks Inc. - Sunnyvale, CA

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About Us:
We are a leading Internet-based social networking and multimedia entertainment company operating several of the most heavily-visited websites in the world. We provide our customers with a wide variety of online products and services, appealing to members of diverse cultures and interest groups, so they can interact with each other and enjoy our content. Our sites’ services include social networking, online personals, live and recorded video, online chat rooms, instant messaging, photo and video sharing, blogs, message boards, email and premium content websites.

Job Description:
The Senior Linux System Administrator is responsible for availability, installation, configuration, provisioning, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software. During the normal workday, the Systems Administrator will respond to trouble tickets created by the NOC, monitoring automations and internal customers; install new servers, rebuild existing servers, and configure hardware, peripherals, services, and settings in accordance with operational requirements. During the work day the Systems Administrator will use, document, update and maintain installation and configuration procedures on the wiki, and shall contribute to and maintain best practices documentation for operations, security, and capital efficiency.

Ensure proper security, monitoring, alerting and reporting for the infrastructure
Work with the NOC and DCTech teams, using our Tivoli monitoring system and other tools to ensure the integrity and availability of our hardware, server resources, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups
Work with the incident team to diagnose and recover from hardware or software failures working with or as the Incident Commander to coordinate and communicate with our internal customers
Assist project teams with technical issues in the planning phases of site or project development efforts
Gather system requirements and support of several project teams in evolving, testing and rolling-out new products and services, then transitioning the site or product to post launch operations activities throughout life of the product or service
Work with the R&D team and other systems engineers to make improvements
Document processes and procedures and follow a formal change management procedure

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience
10+ years’ experience administering Linux required.
Experience administering Windows Active Directory / II
Experience with Apache and high volume web servers
Experience with high volume mail servers
Experience with monitoring tools, e.g. nagios, cacti
Experience with kickstart or jumpstart maintenance and implementation
Familiarity with load balancers
Experience in analysis and system performance tuning
Working knowledge of protocols such as DNS, HTTP, SMTP, SNMP
Working knowledge of OSI model
Knowledge of the challenges of a very large multifaceted global environment
Experience in Perl or Shell Scripting, with experience implementing automation and monitoring using shell scripting and other related tools
Experience with proxies / reverse proxies, e.g. squid, varnish
Ability to implement automation and monitoring using shell scripting and other related tools, e.g. cfengine
Must be comfortable with adult content
Must be at least 21 years old

Has excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong analytical, troubleshooting, and problem solving skills
Outstanding organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines
High degree of honesty and integrity
Team-player, positive attitude and flexible

Various Inc. offers a business casual work environment, flexible work hours, and a competitive salary and benefits* package.

The benefits* package includes:
401(k) with a 4% match on year to date earnings with no vesting period
Medical, Dental and Vision insurance with Domestic Partner Benefits
Flexible Spending Account for Healthcare and Dependent Care
Life insurance, LTD and AD&D
Paid Time Off (PTO) and Holiday Pay
An Employee Assistance Program
Commuter Benefits
Complimentary Breakfast and Catered Lunches