[jobs] About.com is looking for a Sysadmid

Mark Saad nonesuch at longcount.org
Tue Sep 10 09:42:47 EDT 2013

Hi everyone
 We are looking for a new sysadmin to help us out in the NYC office. Here
is a repost. Please contact me if you have any questions. I would be more
then happy to help answer any real questions you may have.

Systems Administrator

Information Technology and Network Services | New York, NY, United States
About.com, an IAC company (NASDAQ: IACI), is looking for a highly motivated
Systems Administrator to join our Web Hosting Operations group.  The ideal
candidate for this opportunity will be experienced in working with diverse,
high traffic websites; be experienced with various UNIX platforms; and
possess a competent networking background.

The ideal candidate must also be able to architect long term solutions to
provide for redundancy, scalability, and ease of management for a large
internet operation.

To be successful in this role you must be a proven team communicator who is
able to effectively and collaboratively work across many departments.  This
opportunity requires a sharp, motivated, and meticulous team player who
believes in the support and deployment of open source solutions.

What you’ll do:

Ensure continued reliable uptime of the About.com service
Manage FreeBSD and Linux server clusters, roll out system updates,
streamline cluster deployment, and enhance system security
Provide application support including software installation, patching, and
Focus on reliability, site performance, and application tuning
Assist in troubleshooting network and service issues
Routine monitoring of services and networks
Contribute to the architecture and design of our platform as we continue to

Who you are:

BS in Computer Science (or 4 years of relevant work experience) and a
minimum of 3 years Unix/Linux systems administration experience
Experience with FreeBSD, Linux, Apache/Nginx, and MySQL
Internet and web hosting experience
Experience with large scale distributed data processing systems - Hbase and
Hadoop a plus
TCP/IP experience and the ability to troubleshoot application and network
Ability to write shell and Perl scripts
Must be available to participate in on-call rotation and some off-hours work

Fun stuff for you:

Generous vacation policy because sometimes you need one!
Great health & welfare benefits, including pet insurance!
Competitive salaries, tuition reimbursement, and 401K plan
Gym discounts, for health & fitness
Transit vouchers, why pay for the train?
Newly designed office overlooking the heart of Times Square!
Fully stocked kitchen w/ delicious snacks, drinks, and more!
Casual dress policy / wear your jeans because you can!
Company sponsored events, holiday party, and happy hours

mark saad | nonesuch at longcount.org
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