BlogTalkRadio is looking for a strong web operations engineer to help us manage our infrastructure as we scale. You will be a key member of the team responsible for the reliability, performance, recoverability, and security of company server hardware, operating systems, and infrastructure applications.
Continuously assess the health of the production environment via performance and application monitoring tools.
Maintain multi-server load balanced web farm running on Windows Server OS and IIS web server. Perform daily system and application monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs for issues.
Repair and recover from hardware or software failures
Install new / rebuild existing servers and configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with standards and project/operational requirements both in our data center and on Amazon cloud.
Manage and maintain backups for all systems and applications.
Occasional Help Desk work helping internal employees or customers.
Assist with the development of standards and procedures, and making technology recommendations.
Takes part in a 24x7 on-call rotation
Assists in the investigation of end issues/complaints and assists with the delivery of an appropriate remedy and response
5+ years experience in Systems Administration
5+ years experience with Hardware & networking
Experience monitoring performance of web applications.
Advanced knowledge of installations, upgrades and troubleshooting of Windows Server 2003, 2008 & Web application Servers.
Strong skill set working with Linux
Knowledge of tuning and getting best performance out of IIS6 and IIS7 servers in load balanced environment.
Familiar with Web Application architecture & design
Solid understanding of networks and their relation to end users.
Solid understanding of server administration and management.
Understanding how to leverage CDNs
General comprehension of scaling out web applications
Excellent organization skills, project tracking abilities, communications skills
Detail oriented with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
A desire to learn and improve skills and knowledge
Experience managing SQL Server databases is a plus.
Knowledge of Telephony and Streaming Media is a plus
Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field preferred (relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree)
Competitive base salary, bonus, and stock options