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compensation: DOE
employment type: full-time


craigslist seeks a systems administrator to:
  • maintain stable/performant platforms where milliseconds matter
  • support/upgrade/document approx 1,000 linux servers
  • enhance/extend a configuration/deployment/monitoring framework
  • manage and maintain multiple MySQL clusters
  • draw from and contribute to various open source projects
  • solve interesting tech issues at billion-page-view-per-day scale
  • build development environments for effective code testing/deployment
  • participate in on-call rotation
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
  • systems planning, documentation, and communication
  • Linux / *bsd / UNIX systems administration
  • Perl / Python / shell scripting
  • apache / mod_perl / Mojolicious
  • creating custom monitoring and metric collection
  • open source and commercial firewalls
  • relational database management systems such as MySQL and postgres
  • 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 hardware
The ideal candidate:
  • self-motivated and highly productive
  • a data-driven problem solver
  • passionate about helping (and delighting) end users
  • loves learning and teaching others
  • passion for automation
  • makes teammates better
  • resourceful and adaptable
  • communicates effectively
  • empathetic and self-aware
  • loves craigslist
craigslist offers:
  • an unusually philanthropic company mission and philosophy
  • a small team (~50) of fun-loving, smart, interesting, idealistic people
  • non-garden-variety tech challenges at billions-of-page-views-per-day
  • a tech nirvana, free from VCs, MBAs, sales, marketing, biz dev, or pivoting
  • big company stability and benefits -- w/o the dysfunction and despair
  • competitive market rates for you -- free classifieds for humanity
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
  • paid parental leave
  • commuting stipend (up to $360/month)
  • wellness stipend (up to $150/month)
  • mobile phone and at-home internet stipend (up to $250/month)
  • bike-friendly culture, in-office bicycle parking
  • healthy (vegan, vegetarian, omnivore) breakfast, lunch, and snacks daily
  • SF HQ with 25ft ceilings, all natural light, adjustable height desks, CoffeeBot 9000
Please note: This position is based in craigslist's San Francisco office. Relocation expenses will be reimbursed. Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship.

To apply, please reply with a plain text resume, a cover email which includes a summary of your technical strengths and interests, and SYS ADMIN in the subject line. No attachments, please.

craigslist is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based sex (including pregnancy, perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), age, genetic information, marital/domestic partner status, medical condition (including cancer, genetic characteristics, or AIDS/HIV), mental/physical disability, national origin or ancestry (including language use and holding a driver's license granted under Vehicle Code section 12801.9), race and color, religion, creed, gender (including actual/perceived gender identity, expression, or transition, and transgender or gender non-conforming status), sexual orientation, weight, height, military/veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.
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