[nycphp-jobs] Senior Systems Engineer

Benjamin vonWurmb Ben at
Thu Nov 30 15:30:14 EST 2006


We run several high traffic web sites based primarily on the LAMP stack.
We are headquartered in NYC with another office in Chicago with a total
of 60 employees running both Windows and Mac desktops.



Design, build, and maintain secure, scalable, redundant, high-load

Manage 2-3 systems engineers and administrators both locally and at our
Chicago office

Gather estimates and bids for new systems 

Set standards for security best practices throughout the company.

Manage relationships with hosting companies and application providers

Establish and maintain a fair and complete on-call rotation and
escalation structure



7+ years experience managing all IT systems for an Internet company

3+ years experience managing large Un*x based server farms handling high
traffic applications

Automation of tasks using shell scripting

Expert knowledge of system security

Ability to navigate the bureaucracies that surround ARIN, ICANN

Experience managing every aspect of a large network from routing to
surviving DoS attacks

Experience managing DNS servers

Supporting DBAs for systems like MySQL, Postgres and Oracle

Meeting every expectation of a demanding development team and niche
contractors working with agile methodologies including automated
deployment and rollback systems

Experience setting up systems for performance monitoring with callgrind

Manage a team of system administrators performing server and desktop

Ability to perform physical tasks involved in installing and maintaining


Bonus points for

Distributed System administration

Experience managing Linux-HA setups

Experience with virtual servers like Zen and VMWare

Experience with managing Spread and Wackamole

Managing Zend Platform

Working with ESPs or high speed MTA systems

Supporting Data Warehouses

Managing IIS and MSSQL server farms

Experience building automated build and deployment systems to support
agile methodologies



Benjamin vonWurmb

Senior Account Executive


62 W 45th, 4th Floor

New York, NY 10036

Phone: 212-268-7300 x22

Fax: 866-597-8966

ben at <> 

View my LinkedIn Profile <> 

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