Pusher of Bits (Advanced Linux Administrator) in Seattle, WA
Pusher of Bits (Advanced Linux Administrator)
Posted: July 22, 2009. Target start date: ASAP.
BitPusher is a small, rapidly growing web infrastructure company with offices in Seattle and San Francisco. We are seeking a creative, dynamic and highly responsible advanced systems administrator (SAGE level III) to be based in the Seattle office. BitPusher manages web servers, networks and other IT infrastructure, both owned by BitPusher and hosted elsewhere. We build long-term relationships with our customers and take the time to understand their applications, their technical needs and their business needs. We customize things as required to meet those needs, but we also keep things as standard as we can for reasons that we're sure you already understand.
Do you like making order out of chaos? Are you always looking for ways to manage lots of servers more efficiently, and control the entropy that naturally occurs? Are you savvy with tools such as Nagios, Puppet and Capistrano? If so, let's talk.
What you'll do at BitPusher:
Be the primary hands-on administrator for many of BitPusher's complex but (mostly) thoughtfully-deployed administrative tools, including Nagios, Puppet, Cacti, rsnapshot and others
Perform hands-on administration of customer servers
Help make "grunt work" disappear by improving our automation and integrating more systems and components into Puppet
Participate in our on-call rotation
Interact with customers, mostly via e-mail and tickets but sometimes via phone or IM
Work with colleages who are intelligent, experienced and friendly
What you won't do at BitPusher:
Deal with bureaucracy or other artificial impediments to getting things done
Have good ideas that no one listens to
Requirements and Qualifications:
4+ years of production systems administration experience in a Linux/UNIX environment , including at least 2+ years focused on web-based services
Substantial experience with open source tools for configuration management, monitoring and remote administration
Highly organized and responsible
Extensive experience with performance analysis and tuning for web-based applications
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