[balug-admin] (forw) Job Posting

Rick Moen rick@linuxmafia.com
Mon Aug 28 14:45:31 PDT 2006

Job description was in MS-Word "doc" format.  wvWare conversion is
included at the bottom.

----- Forwarded message from Rebecca Witt <rwitt@friendster.com> -----

Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2006 14:06:39 -0700
From: Rebecca Witt <rwitt@friendster.com>
To: balug-announce-owner@lists.balug.org
Subject: Job Posting



I was wondering if you distribute job postings to your members?
Friendster, located at Howard x 2nd in SOMA is looking to hire a Sr Sys
Admin.  I have attached the position description.  Please advise on
whether you would be able to distribute.  It is a great job, within an
awesome Ops team!




Rebecca Witt


Director Human Resources


Office: 415-972-1436

Fax: 415-618-0074

View My Friendster Profile!



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

   Senior Linux Systems Administrator

   With over 30 million members, Friendster ( [1]www.friendster.com) is
   one of the most recognized online social networks in the world
   Friendster 2.0 is positioned as more upmarket and innovative than its
   competitors. Friendster generates more than 1 billion page views per
   month. The site allows people to stay connected to friends while
   sharing and discovering media (pictures, music, video and blogs) with
   them. Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, Friendster is
   backed by Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers and Benchmark.

   Friendster 2.0 is dedicated to rapidly identifying and assimilating
   emergent media and web trends, such as: video, tagging and podcasting.

   Friendster is currently seeking a Senior Linux Systems Administrator
   with production Internet experience supporting a high-volume
   commercial website. This position will be a member of the Production
   Operations team and will be responsible for managing, growing and
   supporting Friendster's large-scale Internet site.

   Position Responsibilities:

     * Provides system architecture guidance
     * Plans and supports the implementation of major architectural
     * Will work with the Engineering and Quality Assurance departments
       to spearhead the rollout of new features and code updates on the
     * Seeks opportunities to contribute features and enhancements to
       open source software projects in which Friendster participates
     * Has frequent contact with vendors for technical support and
       technical planning
     * Mentors at least one other member of the Operations staff
     * Must be willing to be available 24/7, via a planned rotation
       schedule, by pager for emergencies

   Position Requirements: 

     * 8+ years employed in Linux / UNIX administration
     * Hands-on experience supporting large Linux environments (200+
       servers) and maintaining a consistent install base across the
       entire environment
     * Demonstrated expertise in Apache, PHP, MySQL including performance
     * Experience with NFS, Squid, and CVS
     * Clear understanding of the operation of the IP stack in Linux and
       of load balancing technologies
     * Must have some past development experience with at least one
       compiled language (C, C++, Java) plus at least one scripting
       language (Bourne shell, Perl, PHP)

   Desired Experience:

     * Familiarity with SAN (Hitachi Data Systems / McData preferred)
     * Experience with Network Appliance storage systems
     * Knowledge of Veritas Cluster Server administration
     * Supervisory or team training experience

   To apply please send your resume to jobs@friendster.com. Please be
   sure to reference this position title in the subject line of your



   1. http://www.friendster.com/

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