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Systems Administrator (san francisco)

craigslist

compensation: DOE
employment type: full-time
job title: Systems Administrator
craigslist is currently seeking a systems administrator to:
  • assist in maintaining a stable and scalable platform where milliseconds matter
  • provide systems planning, documentation, and communication in a Unix-like / Linux / *BSD environment
  • collaborate in designing and extending a configuration, deployment, and monitoring framework
  • manage and maintain multiple MariaDB clusters
  • draw from and contribute to various open source projects
  • meet interesting tech challenges at billion-page-view-per-day scale
  • assist in crafting a development environment for effective code testing and deployment
  • participate in on-call rotation with the rest of the team
  • enjoy a tech-driven, laid-back, idealistic work culture
Successful candidates will have excellent troubleshooting skills, deep understanding of computer security issues, and high-level experience in as many of the following areas as possible:
  • very high performance / traffic web architectures
  • configuration management / large scale deployment methods / ansible
  • systems planning, documentation, and communication
  • Linux / *BSD / Unix-like systems administration
  • Perl / Python / Go / shell scripting
  • MariaDB / Postgres / SQL database design and performance tuning
  • Apache HTTPD / Mojolicious / Starman
  • creating custom monitoring and metric collection
  • network-attached storage / ZFS filesystem
  • open source and commercial firewalls
  • relational database management systems
  • MTA software such as Postfix and Haraka
  • key-value stores such as Redis
  • developer support, QA, and testing
  • TCP/IP and related protocols
  • x86-64 and arm hardware
The ideal candidate:
  • self-motivated and highly productive
  • a data-driven problem solver
  • passionate about making things better for end users
  • loves learning and teaching others
  • passion for automation
  • makes teammates better
  • resourceful and adaptable
  • communicates effectively
craigslist offers:
  • an unusually philanthropic company mission and philosophy
  • a small team (~40) of fun-loving, smart, interesting, idealistic people
  • non-garden-variety tech challenges at massive scale
  • a tech nirvana, free from VCs, sales, marketing, biz dev, or pivoting
  • big company stability and benefits -- w/o the dysfunction and despair
craigslist benefits include:
  • 100% paid (including eligible dependents) health and dental insurance
  • craigslist-provided health reimbursement account ($4K-$10K)
  • 3-to-1 match on employee charitable donations (up to 10% of salary)
  • 401(k) matching program (up to 6% of salary), with immediate vesting
  • 4 weeks paid time off; 10 paid holidays
  • wellness stipend (up to $150/month)
Please note: Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship.
Interviews are being conducted virtually. All craigslist staff are currently working from home.

To apply, please send a cover email highlighting your experience and interests as they relate to this position and paste your plain text resume into the body of the email with 'systems administrator' in the subject line. No attachments please.

craigslist is an equal opportunity employer. craigslist policy prohibits discrimination based on age, genetic information, marital/domestic partner status, medical condition (including cancer, genetic characteristics, or AIDS/HIV status), mental or physical disability, national origin and ancestry (including language use and holding a driver's license granted under Vehicle Code section 12801.9), race and color, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy, perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, weight, height, military/veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.
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post id: 7746474768

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