[jobs] FreeBSD Job in NYC

Meg Moriarty meg at obrecruitment.com
Wed Jan 13 07:35:06 EST 2010

Hi all,

Just reaching out on the off-chance that some of you may be interested in a
permanent FreeBSD opportunity I have in NYC...

Before I go into detail, it's worth mentioning that I realise some of you
aren't based in NYC (or even the US) so I need to be clear that this is a
permanent, on-site position. Telecommuting is not an option, and my client
wont sponsor so you need to have either Citizenship, a GC or other working
visa (EAD etc.)

Ideally I'd like to send local applicants, but if you are in the US and
genuinely open to relocation, then I will definitely consider presenting

Anyway, here's the job spec, you can reach me at this email address. Thanks
for your time!

Senior Linux/FreeBSD Admin

My client is dedicated to open source development and want someone with the
passion and desire to work in that environment (FreeBSD, Apache, and MySQL).
Job Description

Is the idea of working on a highly scalable site that supports millions of
users world wide in a 24 x 7 environment a thrill or a downer? When you look
at "sysctl" output to debug a production environment configuration issue -
is it like trying to decipher Martian hieroglyphics or easy bed time

What will you do:

The focus is on building and enhancing scalable systems (FreeBSD);
measurement, optimization, and tuning of system performance and ensuring
that systems will run reliably and are highly available in a 24/7 production
environment. You will work with the rest of our engineering team to support
and grow our production environment.

* Lead/execute the configuration/build-out of new high performance systems
to facilitate our constant growth
* Architect and optimize a highly scalable database-driven application
* Remote and on-site administration
* Resolve complex issues of live system, during heaviest traffic, which will
include on-call support rotation with 7 other people (usually one week every
* Create and maintain operational documentation pertaining to deployment,
management and administrative processes
* Upgrade existing software
* Apply security patches
* Write scripts to enable other engineers to deploy services


Qualifications for Success:
Atleast 5+ yrs of experience being an administrator in a LAMP environment

Demonstrated experience in applying shell scripting to manage automation
tasks IP networking knowledge Experience working with Version control
applications like Subversion

Sponge-like ability to rapidly absorb and apply the most appropriate
technology to difficult problems

Ideal if you know all of some of the following:

* FreeBSD (FreeBSD 6.x and 7.x (moving to 8.x soon))
* Using both ports and packages to maintain software
* Using a build server to build packages and push them out to many machines
* Pound/Nginx/Apache
* PostFix

Bonus if you can help with MySQL administrator (not a DBA though).

If this position/location interests you please let me know asap... If you
could enclose your "word" resume in your contact email that would be great!
Once I get a response from you, I will be in touch right away to discuss in
more detail.. salary/client etc.

If you are not interested for any reason, please let me know... and be sure
to forward to anyone who may be interested!

Many thanks.. I look forward to hearing from you either way..

Meg Moriarty
OB Recruitment Inc.
meg at obrecruitment.com

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