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Senior Linux Systems Administrator

Website FriendFinder Networks

WHAT WE WANT

FriendFinder Networks is looking for a Senior Linux Systems Administrator who will be responsible for availability, installation, configuration, provisioning, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software. You will respond to trouble tickets created by the NOC, monitor automations and internal customers; install new servers, rebuild existing servers, and configure hardware, peripherals, services, and settings in accordance with operational requirements.  You have to document, update and maintain installation and configuration procedures on the Wiki, and will contribute and maintain best practices documentation for operations, security, and capital efficiency.  Your contributions will ensure our systems will provide our customers the best possible user experience for everyone who visits our web sites 24 hours a day, every day of the year, all over the world.

WHAT YOU WILL DO

  • Ensure proper security, monitoring, alerting and reporting for the infrastructure
  • Work with the NOC and DC Tech teams, using Tivoli monitoring 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 phase of sites or project development efforts
  • Gather system requirements and support 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

WHAT YOU MUST HAVE

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and/or equivalent work experience
  • 10+ years’ experience administering Linux required or equivalent work experience
  • Experience with Apache, nginx, lighttpd, 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
  • Experience with load balancers
  • Experience in analysis and system performance tuning
  • 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. ha-proxy, squid, varnish
  • You must be comfortable with adult content
  • You must be at least 21 years old

 

WHAT IS PREFERABLE TO HAVE

  • Knowledge of protocols such as DNS, HTTP, SMTP, SNMP
  • Knowledge of OSI model
  • Knowledge of the challenges in a very large multifaceted global environment
  • Comfortable with new technologies such as containers/Docker and container orchestration such as Kubernetes
  • Ability to implement automation and monitoring using shell scripting and other related tools, Puppet

 

WHAT YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO DEMONSTRATE

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Critical thinking skills in a complex IT environment to analyze, troubleshoot, and resolve problems without direction
  • 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

 

REPORTING TO THIS POSITION:  No direct reports

PERKS

FriendFinder Networks Inc. and its subsidiaries offer a business casual work environment, flexible work hours, and a competitive salary.  The benefits package includes:

  • 401(k) with a 6% match on eligible earnings with no vesting period
  • Medical (Kaiser HMO, Blue Cross PPO), Dental, and Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account for Healthcare and Dependent Care
  • Life Insurance, AD&D, LTD and Short and Long Term Disability
  • Paid Time Off (20 days PTO) and Holiday Pay (12 company paid holidays off)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Commuter Benefits
  • 529 Education Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Health Club Reimbursement

WE ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT WHAT WE DO

Not only do we love what we do, but we truly believe in it. We grow through positive education, skill training, courses, big stories, and big dreams. We are constantly improving and striving for perfection to revolutionize and enhance the lives of our members.

 

WE CARE ABOUT PEOPLE

The main precondition of any relationship is the ability to put ourselves in someone else’s shoes to truly understand them. Satisfied customers, employees, and business partners are not just a cog in the wheel, but the main ingredient of the company’s success.

 

WE EMBRACE DIVERSITY IN ALL FORMS

FriendFinder Networks has embraced diversity from the beginning of its history dating back to the mid 1990s. We created the first online personals sites for gays and lesbians, for non-English-speaking audiences, and for those who enjoy what was once called “alternative lifestyles”. Headquartered in San Francisco / Silicon Valley and staffed throughout the world, our team also relies on diversity of background, perspectives, and ideas.

To apply for this job email your details to kschmidt@ffn.com

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