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Systems Administrator

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Pheedo is looking for a systems administrator with expertise in managing Linux web and database servers. MySQL knowledge is a huge plus, as is experience with web and database load balancing. Preference will be given to those located in Sacramento, Portland OR, or in the Bay Area, but we’ll consider anyone in the US if they’re a good match to our needs.

This is a full-time position. Contact me (akalsey AT pheedo DOT com) with your resume (no Word attachments) and blog URL if you have one.

Update: I’ve been asked by a number of people for a more detailed job description. See the extended entry for more details.

Senior Systems Administrator

Pheedo is seeking an experienced Systems Administrator to manage our growing network of Linux web and database servers. The systems administrator will work closely with management to ensure ongoing operation of our critical infrastructure. If selected for this position, you will be the business owner of all Pheedo’s server-related software and hardware.


  • Work with management to define, document, and implement standards, policies, and tools to support the management, security, and operation of Pheedo’s servers.
  • Monitor and report on system usage, performance, and security
  • Provide continual analysis of system usage to determine current needs and future requirements
  • Provides recommendations for tools, procedures, enhancements, and hardware to support future growth, enhance security, and improve reliability
  • Manage day to day operations of servers and related business and communication tools including email, source code management (SCM), instant messaging, file sharing, and collaboration
  • Perform DBA tasks
  • Build and configure new servers


  • Minimum six years experience managing Unix servers in internet environments
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with minimal direction and supervision
  • Experience with high availability systems, web server load balancing, and database clustering
  • Experience with the maintenance and operation of Linux (RHEL), Apache, PHP, and MySQL
  • Experience with system and network security including firewalls, intrusion detection, and DDoS prevention
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Ability to work with remote, distributed teams
  • Be authorized for employment in the United States

This is a full time position reporting directly to the CTO.

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