Senior Linux Systems Administrator

Active Directory, Apache HTTP Server, Automation, Backup administration, CAN, Cacti, Change management, Configuration, DNS, Email, Engineering, HTTP, Hardware, High availability, IBM Tivoli Monitoring, Implementation, Infrastructure, Installation, Internet, Kickstart, Linux, Linux administration, Load balancing, Mobile applications, Monitoring, NOC, Nagios, Nginx, PPO, Performance tuning, Perl, SMTP, SAP BASIS, Security, Shell scripting, Social media, Social networks, Software, Squid, Streaming, Systems engineering, UX, Varnish, Video, Web server, kubernetes
Full Time
Depends On Experience
Travel not required

Job Description


FriendFinder Networks Inc. is a leading Internet-based social networking and technology company operating several of the most heavily-trafficked websites in the world. We provide our customers with a wide variety of online products and services, appealing to members of diverse cultures and interest groups, so they can interact with each other and enjoy our content. Our sites services include social networking, online personals, live and recorded video, online chat rooms, instant messaging, photo and video sharing, blogs, message boards, email and premium content websites.

We re looking for a talented Senior Linux Systems Administrator who is driven by challenges to build and maintain Linux systems the next-generation social media platform to join our team. We enable teams to collaborate with the deployment of lightweight web and mobile apps for social networking and live-streaming videos used by millions of users every day. You will work closely within a team of engineers that have a profound and immediate impact on our vision with real-time social media in the global community. We connect people fast, anywhere in the world, in real-time 24 hours a day.


Our mission is to bring people with shared interest together through social media in a safe, enjoyable, and friendly environment. We want to hire people who share our global vision of connecting people through social media, to join our collaborative team. People who thrive on being challenged, enjoy collaborating with others, and want to engineer solutions for people with common interests to connect. Are you ready to take on the challenge and work on exciting projects?


FriendFinder Networks is looking for a Senior Linux Systems Administrator who will be responsible for availability, installation, configuration, provisioning, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software. You will respond to trouble tickets created by the NOC, monitor automations and internal customers; install new servers, rebuild existing servers, and configure hardware, peripherals, services, and settings in accordance with operational requirements. You have to document, update and maintain installation and configuration procedures on the Wiki, and will contribute and maintain best practices documentation for operations, security, and capital efficiency. Your contributions will ensure our systems will provide our customers the best possible user experience for everyone who visits our web sites 24 hours a day, every day of the year, all over the world.


  • Ensure proper security, monitoring, alerting and reporting for the infrastructure
  • Work with the NOC and DC Tech teams, using Tivoli monitoring and other tools to ensure the integrity and availability of our hardware, server resources, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups
  • Work with the incident team to diagnose and recover from hardware or software failures working with or as the Incident Commander to coordinate and communicate with our internal customers
  • Assist project teams with technical issues in the planning phase of sites or project development efforts
  • Gather system requirements and support several project teams in evolving, testing and rolling-out new products and services, then transitioning the site or product to post launch operations activities throughout life of the product or service
  • Work with the R&D team and other systems engineers to make improvements
  • Document processes and procedures and follow a formal change management procedure


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and/or equivalent work experience
  • 10+ years experience administering Linux required or equivalent work experience
  • Experience with Apache, nginx, lighttpd, and high volume web servers
  • Experience with high volume mail servers
  • Experience with monitoring tools, e.g. nagios, cacti
  • Experience with kickstart or jumpstart maintenance and implementation
  • Experience with load balancers
  • Experience in analysis and system performance tuning
  • Experience in Perl or Shell Scripting, with experience implementing automation and monitoring using shell scripting and other related tools
  • Experience with proxies / reverse proxies, e.g. ha-proxy, squid, varnish
  • Must be comfortable with adult content
  • Must be at least 21 years old


  • Knowledge of protocols such as DNS, HTTP, SMTP, SNMP
  • Knowledge of OSI model
  • Knowledge of the challenges in a very large multifaceted global environment
  • Ability to implement automation and monitoring using shell scripting and other related tools, Puppet
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills in a complex IT environment to analyze, troubleshoot, and resolve problems without direction


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Should have outstanding organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines
  • A high degree of honesty and integrity
  • A team-player, positive attitude and flexible



FriendFinder Networks Inc. and its subsidiaries offer a business casual work environment, flexible work hours, and a competitive salary. The benefits package includes:

  • 401(k) with a 5% match on eligible earnings with no vesting period
  • Medical (Kaiser HMO, Aetna PPO), Dental, and Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account for Healthcare and Dependent Care
  • Life Insurance, AD&D, LTD and Short and Long Term Disability
  • Paid Time Off (20 days PTO) and Holiday Pay (12 company paid holidays off)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Commuter Benefits
  • 529 Education Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Health Club Reimbursement


FriendFinder Networks is an international leader in social media founded in 1996 by Andrew Conru. Originally started as a main-stream social networking site, the company quickly adapted to consumer preferences, and branched out into different social media verticals. Andrew Conru is still directing FriendFinder Networks vision for pioneering new development of innovative and social media technology connecting people every day all over the world.

OUR HUMANITY (Equal Opportunity Employer)

At FriendFinder Networks we are proud to celebrate diversity of people for the benefit of our employees, our products, and the global community we all belong to.

It is the policy of FriendFinder Networks Inc., and its subsidiaries, to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. All employment practices such as recruitment, selection, promotions, and other terms and conditions of employment are administered in a manner designed to ensure that employees and applicants for employment or services are not subjected to discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, medical condition, disability, marital status, religious or political preferences or union affiliation.

Dice Id : 10500076
Position Id : 12172021B
Originally Posted : 4 months ago
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