Looking for a sysadmin to add to our core team and provide technical support to LiteSpeed users. (Linux/Unix, Apache, cPanel experience required. Web hosting experience preferred.)

LiteSpeed Web Server (LSWS) is the fourth most popular web server on the Internet and the world's #1 commercial web server. We are looking for a flexible, motivated sysadmin with experience and interest in web hosting and web servers (like Apache) -- someone who enjoys new situations and solving customer problems. The ideal candidate would have experience with customer-facing web hosting troubleshooting, years of Linux experience, and the ability to write documentation.

The systems administrator position is full-time, W2, with health benefits. It will be on-site at our office in northern New Jersey. You may start remotely, on a contract-to-hire basis, but we will require you to relocate to NJ once both sides are confident in our ability to work together (about 1-2 months).

More information about LiteSpeed Technologies can be found on our website --litespeedtech.com

Salary: Competitive based on experience, with bonuses. Relocation packages are available for out of state hires. LiteSpeed Technologies provides full health benefits.

  • Serve as level 2 support technician, diagnosing and solving various issues on production servers via ssh and/or kvm console.
  • Build/lead offsite support team.
  • Test new features, check bug reports.
  • Manage and improve internal infrastructure (production servers, internal test servers, backups, VPN).
  • Write support documents and tutorials on LiteSpeed products.
  • Maintain websites and web applications for and connected to LiteSpeed products.

  • Minimum 3 years experience in web hosting industry or 3+ years experience as a Linux system admin.
  • BS in computer science or related field a plus.
  • Comfortable and efficient working/troubleshooting on live production servers.
  • Thorough understanding of Networking, TCP/IP, HTTP.
  • Very familiar with Apache and major hosting control panels (cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, InterWorx...). Knowledge of LiteSpeed Web Server would be a great advantage.
  • Excellent communication (written & verbal) skills.
  • Legally permitted to work in the USA.


  • Strong, efficient troubleshooting skills, especially with novel problems and environments
  • Full and deep understanding of both Linux and Unix
  • Apache configurations (mod_rewrite, mod_security…) and trouble shooting
  • MySQL administration and performance trouble shooting
  • IPTABLES firewall administration
  • HA Cluster setup and administration
  • Working with open source tools/projects
  • Can use source control software: git, svn, cvs
  • PHP, Perl, shell scripting
  • OpenVZ, VMware, Citrix XenServer, XenSource, or other virtualization platforms
  • Understanding of DNS, TCP/IP (including IPV6)
  • Excellent communication skills

Highly Desired:
  • LiteSpeed Web Server knowledge
  • Experience with cPanel, Plesk, Webmin, Plesk, DirectAdmin, and other control panels
  • Team building skills
  • Document and tutorial writing
  • Experience with Kernel hardening, IPFW, and other security tools
  • Computer science background

Not Required, But Might Be a Plus:
  • Programming languages: C/C++, Python, Ruby, Javascript, XHTML, CSS
  • Experience with NGINX, IIS, and other webservers
  • Experience with database programs other than MySQL
  • Nagios, Cacti, RRD, SNMP, or other monitoring tools

If you want to work with the other motivated individuals in the LiteSpeed team, please send your resume to hr[at]litespeedtech[dot]com.