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Funding20M-50M USD
IndustryMobile, Web 2.0, Software, Social Networking
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Senior Systems Administrator

at Zoosk in Shhhh...   —   Jul 06, 2014   |  
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Zoosk's Operations team is looking to add another top notch Senior Systems Administrator. You would be a key member of the team that keeps Zoosk running and growing. You should live and breath systems automation, and be excited about managing a growing, changing, living system from metal to HTTP. Our systems are mostly Ubuntu running Apache, PHP, Java, Ruby, MySQL and more.

Zoosk is one of the largest online dating services in the world, with over 50 million users, close to 20 million daily page views, from “Zooskers” in 60 countries! With 100 thousand new profiles added daily, we are the single fastest growing dating service on the web and our supersonic performance was recently celebrated in the Wall Street Journal’s inaugural top 50 “Next Big Thing” List (March 09, 2010).

While we originally took advantage of viral opportunities on social networks, Zoosk has evolved into an easy, fun and safe online dating experience that today connects singles from the web, mobile, desktop or any of the major social networks.

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Building and maintaining Zoosk's infrastructure
Direct responsibility for site reliability
Taking part in a 24x7 on call rotation
Travel to remote data centers
Work directly with Engineering to design and build reliable scalable systems
Troubleshoot issues with applications, network and hardware
Experience with configuration management systems like Chef, Puppet, Cfengine, etc
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong understanding of web/internet fundamentals, like TCP/IP and HTTP
Experience with high volume web applications
Experience configuring and tuning web servers, especially Apache
Experience with MySQL high availability, performance, replication and backups
Experience with general systems scripting with one of Bash, Perl, Ruby, Python, etc
Experience with datacenter management
Experience with core infrastructure systems such as DNS and LDAP
Experience with package management systems such as dpkg and RPM
Experience working with and customizing network management and monitoring tools such as Nagios, Ganglia, Munin and Cacti
Strong dedication to quality and attention to detail
Experience with Cisco and Juniper routers, switches and firewalls
Experience with networking protocols such as BGP, STP, 802.1Q, etc
Depends on experience
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