Sr. System Administrator

Our client has an opening for a Sr. System Administrator with proven ability to build, deploy and maintain a complex mission critical computing environment. The current environment is primarily Debian/Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl, Java and a small number of Windows servers; the office environment includes a mix of Windows, OSX and Linux.

A Successful candidate will clearly demonstrate the following past experience and/or education:

  • Through understanding of operating systems and IP networking. Specific experience with Linux or some flavor of Unix is required.
  • More than 5 years of previous system administration experience; background with running mission critical high-availability services desired.
  • Ability to solve problems quickly and automate processes.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; capable of writing proposals or papers, serving as team lead and making presentations to professional peers.
  • A solid understanding of network computing concepts, client/server architecture and network file systems. Specific experience with Cisco switches, F5 Networks load balancers and Network Appliance filers a plus.
  • MySQL database administration experience. Additional experience with high performance installations is desirable.
  • Extensive experience with Apache HTTP server.
  • Knowledge of scaling system and network infrastructure in proportion to customer expectations.
  • Capable of anticipating future hardware and software requirements; ability to architect solutions as well as spec and deploy hardware to implement solutions.
  • Ability to program in an administrative language (Tk, Perl, Python, shell) and experience with a source control versioning system.
  • Firm grasp of network and web application security.

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will become a member of a team charged with delivering and maintaining the computing and networking infrastructure for our client's Webb and new media initiatives for radio stations including a network of template-based radio station websites, the client's proprietary content management system, online customer service portal, and other new media applications.

The candidate should be a utility player willing to assist with all areas of IT – development, system administration, desktop computer support, and maintenance of existing applications.

Performs a variety of other tasks and duties as assigned (or better yet, as you identify the need).

Requirements

  • Candidates should hold a college degree in Computer Science or a related field or demonstrate equivalent work experience.
  • This position requires articulate, courteous, and reliable communication. Excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility, and a “can do” attitude are essential.
  • The candidate must demonstrate skills advanced enough to require minimal supervision as well as the ability to communicate clearly goals and objectives to other team members and the ability to document system designs and processes.
  • A resume, salary history and one page cover letter stating why you believe you are the perfect fit for our job will constitute a submission. Those under consideration will be asked to complete a job application, provide permission for background checking (which must be successfully completed prior to confirming an offer of employment) and be interviewed by multiple members of the team. Execution and confidentiality is a requirement of joining the organization.

About Our Client

Charged with building businesses around the radio station brand’s new distribution channels, our client is the developer, clearinghouse and training arm of their parent company for digital tools, content and technology. Our client operates 81 web sites and is widely recognized as a new media leader and innovator among its peers. It was the first radio company to a) stream all of its stations, b) provide listeners with a searchable Last Songs Played list, c) provide capability to serve advertising across its entire network of sites, d) provide its advertisers an online customer support system e) post on demand audio replays and e) simultaneously serve a single tier of inventory in two media.

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, our client is profitable, growing exponentially, and dare we say it – a really cool place to work.

If you’re searching for the typical corporate experience, then this job probably isn’t for you. We strive to be a-typical and some of the more recognizable corporate prototypes of seat warmers, humorless, rigid, or the highly political people don’t survive or thrive in our environment. If, however, you’re the best at what you do in web technologies and you’re seeking your next great challenge in a hands-on, action-oriented, high-accountability company, then we’d like to hear from you.

Comnexia® is an Equal Opportunity Employer and drug-free workplace. Send resume, list of references, and salary history to Employment - jobs@comnexia.com.