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[vox-jobs] Unix System Administrator @ O'Reilly [Sebastopol]
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[vox-jobs] Unix System Administrator @ O'Reilly [Sebastopol]

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Unix System Administrator

City/Town: California-Sebastopol
Category: Systems Administration

The Senior Systems Administrator is responsible for maintaining the
systems, software, and services for the majority of servers at
O'Reilly Media, Inc.. This includes, but is not limited to, creating,
optimizing, and securing the servers and networks.  Additional tasks
include installing/configuring new hardware, system performance tuning
and general maintenance (logs, backups, etc.). The SSA is also
responsible for monitoring the systems and services and planning for
upgrades and future expansion. This position is located in Sebastopol,
CA. and will report to the Manager, Systems Administration.


* Install, maintain and repair system hardware
* Install, maintain, configure and upgrade Operating System and
  application engine software
* Document system and application engine configurations
* Monitor system, application, and network performance/availability
* Plan for system, network and software upgrades to satisfy projected
  growth and new projects
* Execute on implementation and execution of project plans
* Monitor and respond to customer problems reported via email and
  support ticket system
* Establish and recommend policies on system use and services
* Actively recommend improvements to company infrastructure
* Provide technical leadership on IT projects
* Carry a pager on rotation with other Systems Administrators and
  provide one hour or less response time


* Expert knowledge of one operating system (Linux) and working
  knowledge of a second operating system.
* Expert knowledge of at least one SQL database.
* Advanced knowledge of at least one programming language and
  fundamental knowledge of web processing/design and software
* Advanced knowledge of Internet technologies like TCP/IP, DNS and HTTP
* Working knowledge of network topology and security.
* Ability to organize multiple tasks and priorities for personal and
  project time management with little supervision
* Ability to solve technical and system issues with little to no supervision
* Excellent oral communication skills and good writing skills


* Bachelor (4-year) degree, with a technical major, such as
  engineering or computer science or equivalent work experience
* 4+ years experience in Linux Systems Administrator role
* Experience with High Availability Service Clustering
* Expert knowledge of Apache and Apache modules
* Expert knowledge of MySQL
* Working knowledge of PostgreSQL
* Working knowledge of Perl, Java, Python and/or Ruby web application frameworks

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