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Senior Linux Systems Administrator

Senior Linux Systems Administrator

Job Description

The Senior Linux Systems Administrator is responsible for availability, installation, configuration, provisioning, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software. Will respond to trouble tickets created by the NOC, monitor automations and internal customers; install new servers, rebuild existing servers, and configure hardware, peripherals, services, and settings in accordance with operational requirements.  Document, update and maintain installation and configuration procedures on the Wiki, and will contribute and maintain best practices documentation for operations, security, and capital efficiency.  

Job Requirements

Essential Duties And Responsibilities:

  • Ensure proper security, monitoring, alerting and reporting for the infrastructure
  • Work with the NOC and DC Tech teams, using Tivoli monitoring and other tools to ensure the integrity and availability of our hardware, server resources, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups
  • Work with the incident team to diagnose and recover from hardware or software failures working with or as the Incident Commander to coordinate and communicate with our internal customers
  • Assist project teams with technical issues in the planning phase of sites or project development efforts
  • Gather system requirements and support several project teams in evolving, testing and rolling-out new products and services, then transitioning the site or product to post launch operations activities throughout life of the product or service
  • Work with the R&D team and other systems engineers to make improvements
  • Document processes and procedures and follow a formal change management procedure


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience
  • 10+ years’ experience administering Linux required or equivalent work experience
  • Experience with Apache, nginx, lighttpd, and high volume web servers
  • Experience with high volume mail servers
  • Experience with monitoring tools, e.g. nagios, cacti
  • Experience with kickstart or jumpstart maintenance and implementation
  • Experience with load balancers
  • Experience in analysis and system performance tuning
  • Knowledge of protocols such as DNS, HTTP, SMTP, SNMP
  • Knowledge of OSI model
  • Knowledge of the challenges in a very large multifaceted global environment
  • Experience in Perl or Shell Scripting, with experience implementing automation and monitoring using shell scripting and other related tools
  • Experience with proxies / reverse proxies, e.g. squid, varnish
  • Ability to implement automation and monitoring using shell scripting and other related tools, e.g. puppet, chef, cfengine
  • Has excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must have critical thinking skills in a complex IT environment to analyze, troubleshoot, and resolve problems without direction
  • Outstanding organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines
  • High degree of honesty and integrity
  • Team-player, positive attitude and flexible
  • Must be comfortable with adult content
  • Must be at least 21 years old


FriendFinder Networks Inc. and its subsidiaries offer a business casual work environment, flexible work hours, and a competitive salary.  The benefits** package includes:

  • 401(k) with a 4% match on year to date earnings with no vesting period
  • Medical, Dental, Vision and AFLAC Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account for Healthcare and Dependent Care
  • Life Insurance, LTD and AD&D
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and Holiday Pay
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Commuter Benefits
  • 529 Education Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Health Club Reimbursement    
  • Complimentary Breakfast and Catered Lunches

** Benefits vary depending on location and are subject to change without notice. Please check with Human Resources for more information.

We are a leading Internet-based social networking and multimedia entertainment company operating several of the most heavily-visited websites in the world. We provide our customers with a wide variety of online products and services, appealing to members of diverse cultures and interest groups, so they can interact with each other and enjoy our content. Our sites’ services include social networking, online personals, live and recorded video, online chat rooms, instant messaging, photo and video sharing, blogs, message boards, email, and premium content websites.

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Information Technology
Education Not Specified
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Internet - ECommerce
Required Travel Not Specified
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Senior Linux Systems Administrator

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