[nycphp-jobs] Sr Linux Engineer, emerging search company

gary066 at gary066 at
Mon Apr 19 09:28:25 EDT 2010

I am helping an emerging search analytics company (which, for instance, offers a SaaS platform to gather competitive data) search for a Sr Linux Engineer.  They have already hired one engineer I referred.

You will wear many hats: admin, analyst, architect, and tools developer. 

Some of the job functions:

    * Design and maintain reliable, scalable, secure and high availability Linux systems.
and Technical operations in a fast-paced dynamic development environment.
    * Be responsible for automating system deployments, management and monitoring in various colo and cloud computing environments.
    * Lead implementation and operation of distributed high-performance computing infrastructure with over 500 nodes.
    * Enhance backup tools and monitoring.
    * Participate in disaster recovery and monthly recovery tests.
    * Work with project managers and technical staff in defining and documenting technical project requirements and deadlines.

Things you should know:
    * RHEL/Centos, Ubuntu, OS X, Windows a plus.
    * Strong experience in at least one DB
    * Strong understanding of IP Networks, Firewalls and security, DNS, TCP/IP, DHCP, Perl/Python and bash scripting.
    * Systems automation and deployment tools:
      CFEngine/Puppet, KickStart/PXE
    * Monitoring tools:
      Nagios, Zenoss, Sitescope, Cacti, RRD, SNMP, openNMS
    * Experience with:
      Apache, Tomcat, HAProxy, Load balancing, Squid, VMware ESX/Xen, PHP, JAVA, Samba
    * Systems authentication concepts with LDAP, RADIUS and MS Active Directory
    * Working knowledge of Internet Protocols:
    * Understanding of VPN technologies and asterisk phone systems.
    * Understanding of storage principles in high performance environment (RAID, file systems, etc)
    * Linux performance tuning and debugging tools.
    * Network sniffers.

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