[nycbug-talk] Job Opening: Systems Administrator, Ridge, NY

Paul Dlug paul
Wed Mar 31 15:57:18 EST 2004

I have an opening for a systems administrator, the job description and 
skill requirements are below. We're a big FreeBSD shop, we run it on 
servers and workstations, most of our end users are being migrated to 
Mac OS X as well.

If anyone has any questions please feel free to contact me. The office 
location may not be ideal for many people but for someone looking to do 
what they love everyday it's the perfect job.


The American Physical Society (APS) is seeking a systems administrator 
for our editorial office. This is an exciting opportunity to become 
part of a small team responsible for the system, network and 
application infrastructure at a medium sized business. This position is 
located in Ridge, NY (LIE Exit 68), local candidates only, no 
contractors or consultants need apply.

	- Maintenance of FreeBSD and Solaris servers including network 
installs, patching, application installation, performance tuning and 
	- Lead role in our deployment of Mac OS X desktops across our 
organization. This will include building an infrastructure to support 
this initiative and working hand-in-hand with our support staff 
implement this rollout.
	- Application installation and configuration (sendmail, OpenLDAP, 
CUPS, StarOffice, etc.)
	- Application monitoring using NTop, Nagios, MRTG, SNMP, etc.
	- Tape backup using Legato or other backup software
	- Maintenance of apache web servers
	- Assisting users and support staff with troubleshooting
	- Automation of tasks using cfengine and perl scripts
	- On-call rotation
	- Some physical tasks (lifting equipment, rackmounting servers, etc.).
	- Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills
	- Unix systems administration (FreeBSD and solaris preferred)
	- Experience with a language such as perl for scripting absolutely 
	- Experience with NFS, DNS, LDAP, TCP/IP, CUPS
	- Experience with mail services (sendmail, postfix, SMTP)
	- Experience with backup software
	- Mac OS X administration a plus
	- Experience with radmind a big plus

	Please send all resumes/code samples to: paul at aps.org

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