[sf-lug] [JOB POSTING] Linux System Administrator, Berkeley, $55K +

jim jim at systemateka.com
Fri Oct 12 11:21:17 PDT 2012

We are a data-driven technology startup applying statistical machine 
learning to large-scale financial prediction problems. You will work 
with small teams in a research atmosphere alongside other top-notch 
talent, including professors at premier universities, PhD's, and 
successful tech entrepreneurs. We approach problems collaboratively; 
you will have frequent interaction with the researchers, officers, 
and founders. 

Our research cluster and production environments are expanding, and 
we need a Linux guru to maintain existing systems and lead the 
infrastructure growth. Self-motivated problems solvers who can learn 
about, evaluate, and deploy new technologies will excel in this role. 
Ideal candidates will have a range of experience: both purchasing 
and assembling machines; designing and configuring networks; 
designing and performance-tuning data infrastructure; and more.

Our company, Voleon, is located in downtown Berkeley, with easy 
access to all forms of transit. 

• Support internal development and QA environment
• Install and maintain Linux and other software packages
• Specify and maintain computers, networking hardware, machine room 
  infrastructure, phone system, etc.
• Design, deploy, and administer state-of-the-art research clusters, 
  including GPGPU nodes
• Design and enhance monitoring systems for production equipment 
  and research clusters
• Configure, tune, and maintain PostgreSQL and MySQL databases, 
  as data warehouses and in production environment
• Propose new technologies to address specific business needs

• Experience managing remotely hosted production systems
• UNIX guru, especially Linux; other UNIXen including Mac OS X a plus
• Scripting language skills (Python, bash, shutils, etc)
• Experience with research computing / hybrid CPU-GPU clusters a plus
• Experience with large-scale, real-time, concurrent systems a plus
• Experience with distributed data systems (Hadoop, Cassandra, Riak, 
  GridSQL, etc.) a plus
• Background in financial systems a plus
• Live in or near Berkeley; be willing to come in occasionally at 
  odd hours 

Benefits include 401k, health/vision/dental insurance with employer 
contribution, plus vacation.  Compensation starts at 55k+bonus. 
Interested applicants are encouraged to send a cover letter and 
resume to working at voleon.com

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