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-----Original Message-----
From: Caroline Fitz-Roy
Sent: Thursday, January 10, 2008 3:52 PM
To: jobs@lists.svlug.org
Subject: [SVLUG-Jobs] Virgin America - Sr. Linux Systems Administrator


My name is Caroline Fitz-Roy, Recruiter with Virgin America.  We have
an excellent opportunity for someone to join our growing IT team.
Please feel free to email out the job description below to all users.
Interested applicants should email caroline.fitz-roy@virginamerica.com.

Thank you!,



About Virgin America

Virgin America will be a new travel brand that challenges industry
norms in an attempt to deliver a more humane travel experience for the
domestic traveler.

Taking advantage of the Virgin Brand's world-renowned customer focus
and distinctive style, Virgin America plans to create a high-value,
low-fare airline that offers more: more fun, more options, more
comfort, more entertainment and more value.

The U.S. airline will be American-controlled and majority-owned, as
well as being managed by a team of leading American aviation
executives.  The company plans to add more than 3,000 jobs to the
U.S. economy in its first five years of operation.

Main Areas of Responsibility 

* Senior-level systems administration functions for RHEL4/Fedora Linux

* Maintaining core systems on the Linux platform including Mail, DNS,
  Proxy, Radius and Load Balancers

* Establishing and managing development environments for IT software
  developers, including creation of environments and installation of

* Establishing and monitoring backup and recovery systems 

* Rapidly scale systems to meet demand

* Monitor system stability and performance

* Configure system and network parameters

* 4+ years experience in a 24/7 datacenter environment

Professional Experience Required

* 5+ years experience of building, managing, and responding to
  monitoring systems measuring critical system performance

* 3+ years experience in configuring and maintaining a Postfix environment

* 3+ years of experience with Perl or shell scripting

* 3+ years experience building and managing load-balanced web server
  clusters with Apache, PHP, MySQL and Virtual Hosting

* 3+ years experience with backup and recovery at an enterprise-level,
  including tar, afio, ssh, and scp

* 3+ years of disk management experience with Linux LVM 

* 2+ years of virtualization experience with VMWare products

* Advanced System Security knowledge, installing and maintaining
  tripwire software, configuring and maintaining iptables etc.

* Solid experience with DNS, SMTP, routing protocols (BGP, OSPF, GRE),
  transfer (SSH, SCP, Rsync)

* Exhibits leadership qualities and strong procedural and architectural
  documentation skills, experience with related tools (such as visio)

* Flexible, adaptable, and able to manage multiple tasks in a dynamic,
  fast-paced environment

* Ability to communicate complex technical concepts clearly to peers
  and management

Professional Certifications and Education Required

* Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science or related discipline

* 8+ years of system administration experience on a Unix platform

* Experience with Tomcat and JAVA platforms is a plus

Additional Skills

* LDAP/Active directory experience is a plus

* Knowledge and understanding of large scale network storage concepts,
  architecture, operations best practices, ILM/HSM concepts and best
  practices, network file access utilizing NFS and CIFS protocols,
  enterprise data, backup software, preferably HP products

* Be capable of executing efficiently, meeting deadlines, and focusing
  on specific goals

Caroline Fitz-Roy
Virgin America

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