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NYC PHP Message Board › Hybrid Role: Sys Admin / MySQL DBA / PHP Dev

Hybrid Role: Sys Admin / MySQL DBA / PHP Dev

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This is a hybrid role and so offers a lot of opportunity for career growth along multiple paths. Below are the three components of the roles--the weighting between them is flexible. This job is ideal who a programmer who likes system work or a sys admin looking to shift more towards programming. It absolutely offers a lot of variety.

Job Description:

Sys Admin
We run managed servers (CentOS) but there are overall system architecture and maintenance issues. We send millions of emails a month to our customers (opt-in, nothing sketchy here) and run some large email systems. There are also a number of tools we either use in-house or with whom we integrate (from nagios and continuous integration servers to 24/7's OAS).

We have some sizable, replicated MySQL servers (InnoDB). We need at least three 9's uptime and ideally four. You should understand installation, monitoring, performance turning, replication, and backup and recovery schemes.

Our systems are stable and a good admin like yourself can keep things humming with minimal effort. The above two roles will probably take up 40-60% of the time. We do a lot of PHP coding and would like someone who can contribute to the code base as an active developer on the team. We also use a number of scripts to keep everything wired together which you would likely own.

* Significant experience with *nix system administration (ideally CentOS or similar)
* Significant experience with large, replicated MySQL databases needing 24/7 uptime
* Experience with large volume email servers and email list management
* Unix shell scripting experience
* Experience with standard web hardware--firewalls, load balances, etc.
* Experience with PHP
* Strong communication skills
* Fun attitude, well liked by co-workers (don't underestimate how is important this one is!)

Nice to haves...
* Experience with scrum or other agile methodologies a plus
* Well traveled passport is a big plus

About the company:
We are a small, profitable travel media company located in midtown Manhattan. We have all the upside of a startup (casual environment, agile methodology, rapid launching of new web and mobile products) combined with the advantages of an established company (profitable, good brand name, an existing user base to quickly adopt new products).

Every single person in engineering is expected to be a leader. If you want to be told what to do and code quietly in the corner, we're not the place for you. Rather we want engineers who say "I've got an idea..." and will see that idea from thought through roll-out. Engineers are expected to keep abreast of new technologies and use them to develop new products.

Our industry is travel and our employees travel the world, so if you like traveling you'll enjoy the perks of being an insider.

******* Send resume and cover letter to: cto -(@)-

Keywords: unix, linux, solaris, CentOS, Red Hat, nagios, PHP, perl, managed servers, co-located, travel, system administration, sys admin, system architect, scrum, agile, test driven development (TDD)
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