[Jobposts] Linux Administration - oDesk

James Nekton jnekton at comcast.net
Wed Dec 16 21:15:57 UTC 2009

I am leading the search for a seasoned Linux Administrator for oDesk located
in Menlo Park, CA.  I have included a brief description of the position and
company below.  If you are interested in pursuing this opportunity or
learning more please follow this URL and complete the application.  All
submittals will be contacted with next steps.




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This is an exciting time at oDesk as we just recently passed Elance and are
now the world's largest marketplace for hiring and managing online
distributed work-teams


For some interesting additional information and stats about oDesk please
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Systems Administrator - Linux - SaaS Environment

The versatile Linux Administrator with a wide variety of engineering skills
will find themselves challenged and engaged in interesting projects on a
daily basis in our rapidly growing SaaS environment. In this critical role
you will employ your technical savvy to design and execute the smooth
transition of new engineering products from our development environment onto
our globally utilized "live" platform. Your history of load balancing,
capacity planning and designing best practices for deploying applications on
to production frameworks while ensuring optimal performance, availability
and reliability will be the key to your success.



Every day at oDesk, thousands of people in over 90 countries connect, work
and earn their living on our global employment platform working for
employers ranging from sole proprietors to Fortune 500 companies. More than
$5 million goes through our system every month. With over 2X growth in each
of the past three years, oDesk was recently added to the Inc. 500 list of
fastest growing private companies and selected as the People's Choice winner
at TechCrunch. In addition we have secured more than $29 million in funding
from premiere venture capital firms. 



Based in our Menlo Park, CA headquarters you will call upon your honed Linux
administration experience on large-scale web server farms and your deep
knowledge of pre-deployment planning to ensure forward-looking and
error-free porting of new applications into production mode. Strong
knowledge of Linux kernel configuration, performance tuning and systems
management and monitoring will give you the foundation needed. A track
record of successful deployments, provisioning and developing best
administration practices will be crucial to your success. Perl and bash
scripting teamed with knowledge of Apache, PostgreSQL, and
networking/service infrastructures will cap of the experience needed for
this role. The continuation of our dynamic growth will be hinged upon your
technical acumen and the ability to introduce new systems to our customers
that perform at optimum levels. 


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