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----- Forwarded message from Andrea Gyurancsik <Andrea.Gyurancsik@reactrix.com> -----

Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2006 14:36:50 -0800
From: "Andrea Gyurancsik" <Andrea.Gyurancsik@reactrix.com>
Subject: [PenLUG] Linux Systems Administrator Position at Reactrix Systems

Position:           LINUX SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR
Company:         Reactrix Systems (Direct Employer)
Location:           Redwood City, CA 
Job Type:          Full-time

LINUX SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR

COMPANY PROFILE:

Reactrix Systems, Inc. is a 5 year old, 70+ person organization located
in Redwood City, CA.  It has introduced a new dynamic advertising
display medium - Reactrix.  The medium presents advertising and
sponsored spots that are projected on to large, highly trafficked areas
like floors.  Unlike other advertising media, people play with branded
digital images and animations in groups.  People interact for up to 2
minutes with projected images that react to their movements. 

Through centralized Reactrix Network, advertisers can easily place and
track dynamic advertising and merchandising messages that break through
the clutter and engage prospects and customers in a way never before
possible.  The Reactrix Network is available in the Top 10 DMAs in the
largest trafficked malls and theaters with estimated traffic averaging
120K monthly.  Current national advertisers include a major beverage
company, a movie studio, and a Telco. 

PLEASE VISIT OUR SITE: www.reactrix.com

POSITION SUMMARY:   

Responsible for the Network Operations support and maintenance of our
production revenue-producing extranet and internal STAGING environments.
This person will be responsible for upgrading and maintaining our
production co-location infrastructure, and delivering a highly-reliable,
highly-scalable server / Reactor network.  The Linux Systems
Administrator actively manage a combination of co-lo servers and remote
Reactors through web administration and in-house subsystems.
Responsible for production enhancements and maintenance of our internal
filer / mail / print / DNS / YP /Samba / engineering / release and build
servers.  This person will assist other Linux server administrators as
well as Windows server admins, as required.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Develop Linux services system requirements and develop
  infrastructure, processes, and technology to fulfill those needs. 

* Enhance, configure and support co-location web, SQL, and
  monitoring servers. Develop operational procedures and best practices
  for the management of this production infrastructure.

* Manage production site and venue data within the Reactrix
  web portal database.

* Identify, address, and document co-location infrastructural
  design flaws, procedures, and processes.

* Provide after hours on-call Linux server support.

* Deploy operating system, application software, and bug fixes
  via the Reactrix production web portal interface.

* Provide hardware, OS, and application maintenance on
  internal and production extranet Linux servers and Reactors.

* Utilize Bugzilla to document and track troubleshooting
  opportunities and provide follow up / fixes to the production Reactor
  network.

* Deploy Nagios monitoring of servers and distributed Linux Reactors.

* Improve DNS, DHCP, NIS, NFS, Samba, and NTP mechanisms for
  optimal stability and redundancy for both the intranet and extranet
  environments. 

* Enhance server and end user security through automated and
  procedural best practices.  Conduct server security threat assessments
  and recommend / implement required modifications.

* Develop Jumpstart / Kickstart mechanisms for Linux servers
  and Linux end user desktops. 

* Deploy and maintain Veritas backup solutions across
  production and development Linux servers.  Assure data integrity and
  restore-ability.  Archive data, as appropriate.

* Deploy email, calendaring, and contact management solutions
  utilizing Linux servers, in conjunction with Exchange and Active
  Directory infrastructure.

* Support VPN access to the Corporate LAN from extranets and
  wireless DMZ locations.  Utilize VPN tunnels for server-to-server
  administration and information optimization.

QUALIFICATIONS:

* 1 year recent system and network administration in
  heterogeneous Linux RedHat Enterprise v4 (RHEL4) or CentOS v4 and
  Windows environments. 

* Experience in a networked production environment of 50+ Linux servers.

* Experience working daily with server OS installations and
  maintenance in a production environment.

* Ability to implement, configure, and manage data center and
  intranet Linux server systems.

* Working knowledge of intrusion detection systems, SQL
  database services, secure web servers, and web application load
  balancers.

* Experience building scalable, thoroughly-monitored, stable
  IT server, and application solutions.

* Working knowledge of SSH, SSL, RPM, HTML, HTTP, HTTPS, SQL, and CVS. 

* Working knowledge of at least one common scripting language
  (Perl, shell, python, PHP, etc.). 

* Ability to configure and install software packages from
  source code and through the use of Linux package managers.

* Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills -
  interacting with support staff, third party partners, customers,
  engineers, and e-staff.  Capable of developing easily understood written
  documentation.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

* Prior experience working with a young startup.

* Working knowledge of Apache, SAMBA, YP/NIS, DNS/DHCP, NFS filers, etc. 

* Working knowledge of NAGIOS / NetSaint / SNMP.

* RedHat kickstart development skills.

* Cisco networking knowledge of switches, WAN routers and firewalls.

* Security certifications.

* 3 years of Linux / Solaris / Irix / operating system expertise.

* Flexible working schedule.

EDUCATION:

Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree in Computer Science. 

BENEFITS:

Reactrix provides comprehensive and competitive compensation and benefit
packages.  Benefits include Medical Insurance, Prescription Drug
Insurance, Dental and Vision Reimbursement, 401K Retirement Plan, Paid
Holidays, and accrued Paid Time Off - starting at 15 days/yr.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Only qualified candidates should apply.  If you are interested, please
do the following: Send your resume and a cover letter summarizing how
your background matches the requirements.  Title it "Linux Systems
Administrator" in the subject line.  Please let us know you heard of
this opportunity through PenLUG.  

Thank you for your interest in Reactrix!

A Proof of authorization to work in the United States required.

No agency solicitations, please.

----- End forwarded message -----

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