[sf-lug] [JOB POSTING] Sr Linux Systems Administrator, san mateo, $75 per hour

jim jim at well.com
Fri Sep 25 09:28:40 PDT 2009

Sr Linux Systems Administrator (contract), San Mateo, CA., $75.00/hr
Gazillion Entertainment is a developer, publisher and operator of
massively multiplayer online games and services for wide audiences. Our
team of world-class creative talent is comprised of leaders from the
videogame, entertainment, and technology industries who are focused on
developing  and supporting a new generation of superior quality,
massively entertaining online properties.

We are seeking a Contract Sr Linux Systems Administrator to be a key
member of the IT/Game Operations Team. Assist with Linux server
architecture, deployment, integration, maintenance, monitoring and
The day to day tasks include remote configuration, automated
installations, systems integration and architecture, troubleshooting,
hardening and deployment of Linux and Linux-based application servers on
company administered hardware as well as remote datacenter hardware.

• Previous production datacenter (customer facing) experience a must
• Experience with administering Linux:  RedHat/CentOS
• Strong shell and perl scripting skills on Linux systems
• Hands-on support: mostly done remotely, for lab machines, development
machines, and production machines in a variety of environments
• Creation and deployment of configurations, system architecture and
integration, maintenance, monitoring, troubleshooting, system hardening
and data security, data backup; phone/email correspondence with local
and remote staff
• System administration for open source application servers and
services: Apache/Tomcat, SSH, NFS, MySQL, PHP, SMTP, vsftpd, etc.
• Thorough understanding of the TCP/IP Suite (TCP, UDP, IP, ICMP, etc.)
as well SNMP
• Thorough understanding of and ability to maintain custom kickstart and
yum repositories
• Thorough understanding of RPM, rpmbuild and custom package creation
and management
• Continually strive to automate and streamline operations and
maintenance processes by identifying areas of improvement, writing
scripts, and documentation
• Excellent communication, organization, project prioritization, and
time management skills
• Keen troubleshooting skills
• Experience with IBM and HP production grade blade and rack mount
server and SAN hardware, including associated Linux management tools
• Experience with advanced installation, administration and patch
maintenance of Linux based applications (such as MySQL, Apache and PHP)
• Experience with VMware virtualized Linux servers a huge plus
• Experience with TIBCO EMS a plus
• Experience with ControlTier a plus
• Prior roles working with managed data center providers for equipment
deployment beneficial
• Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, and without direct
• Willingness to work after hours and weekends as required by running a
production environment; willing to be "on call" during these hours as
needs arise.

Contact: Kirk Podawiltz <kirk.podawiltz at gazillion.com>


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