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Sr. Linux Administrator

at Mindspark Interactive Network in White Plains, NY   —   Apr 01, 2014   |  
Overview
Mindspark is seeking an experienced Sr. Systems Administrator for its' White Plains, NY location. Working as part of the System Services team, candidate will play a pivotal role as they build and configure new systems, maintain and manage existing ones, monitor the production environment, and troubleshoot complex problems within our production and internal infrastructure. They will work closely with other operations team members, the database administration team, the network team as well as site engineering and production to ensure the 24x7 environments stay online. Candidates must be proactive in identifying and solving platform related tasks and sharing their efforts in a team-driven environment.

Responsibilities:

• Performance, tuning and capacity planning for
•Physical and virtual servers
•SAN and NAS environments
•OS updates, patches and configuration changes
•System management through scripting, automation and policies
•Support and plan system backups and data recovery strategies
•SAN and NAS administration
•Basic network administration
•On-call rotation for after hours support and scheduled maintenances

Technical Skill Level and Requirements:

•BS Computer Science and 7+ years of experience or MS and 5+ years of experience in Unix/Linux Administration
•Advanced Linux administration skills with 5+ years experience (Debian, RedHat, CentOS)
•Strong virtualization experience with Citrix XenServer
•Strong experience with scripting languages such as Perl, or Bash
•Advanced scripting ability with at least one interpreted language (perl, shell, python, etc.)
•Strong knowledge of Internet Protocol Suite and layers
•Advanced experience with DNS, LDAP, NTP, SMTP, SNMP, SSH
•Experience with Storage Area Networks and Network Attached Storage
•Experience with LVM, RAID, and ZFS technologies
•Operational experience with web software stacks (Apache, nginx, Tomcat, memcached, etc.)
•Experience with large scale configuration management
•Ability to identify and resolve hardware or software issues
•Strong experience with Veritas Netbackup and tape library products
•Familiarity with RDBMS databases (Oracle, Postgres), backup and recovery methods.
•Experience with common networking designs and concepts, troubleshooting techniques, and configurations.

Professional Skills

•Strong organizational skills a must
•Prior supervisory experience is a plus
•Project coordination experience required
•Able to adapt to quick requirements change and produce fast solutions.
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills are a must
•Ability to adhere to policies & procedures.

Attributes / Behaviors

•Passionate about technology and innovation
•Ability to work under pressure
•Detail Oriented
•Ability to work independently
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