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Senior Linux Systems Administrator (1001MA)

Job Category:
Engineering / Technical Services
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time/Permanent
Company Name:
Rakuten Marketing
New York

Rakuten Marketing has an immediate opening for a Sr Linux Systems Administrator in our New York office!

 Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
 - Installation, configuration, maintenance, troubleshooting Linux systems
 - Documenting and following operational procedures.
 - Perform installations/patching of operating system, software installation, and system backups - data recovery

 Required Skills:
 - Degree in Computer Science or related technical degree (or equivalent experience)
 - 8-10+ years hands on experience with Linux (i.e. Redhat, OEl)
 - Experienced use of configuration management tools (CFEngine, Chef, Puppet)
 - Experience in cloud computing services (for example EC2, is a plus)
 - Working knowledge of popular programming languages such as: Java, C, PHP
 - Familiarity with open source tools, monitoring systems, tracking, resolution, and routine maintenance with security updates
 - Dark datacenter administration experience at a co-location facility
 - Knowledge of storage concepts are a must (LVM or equivalent)
 - Strong knowledge of Kickstart, and virtualization concepts (Xen, KVM)
 - Solid understanding of Perl, Shell, Python
 - Respond to systems alerts, and perform root cause analysis and participate in an on-call rotation
 - Configure DNS, Mail Services
 - Good networking concepts and tools
 - Perform installations/patching of operating system, software installation, and system backups - data recovery
 - Document and follow operational procedures
 - Packaging experience using RPM
 - Possess great people skills (must be able to interact with other technical groups), and must be able to work independently as well as within an Agile methodology
 - Great problem solving skills are a must

 Desired Skills:
 - Experience administering systems like MongoDB, ElasticSearch and Solr
 - Knowledge of Redhat Cobbler
 - Knowledge of cluster file systems (GFS/OCFS)
 - Knowledge of Zabbix


 About Rakuten Marketing:

 Rakuten Marketing provides e-commerce businesses with expert online marketing services and technology. Our affiliate marketing, search marketing, lead generation, display and retargeting services can help advertisers acquire new customers, increase revenue and drive results! Our clients are Fortune 500 and prominent companies doing business online, including J.C. Penney,, Chase and Avon Products. Rakuten Marketing is headquartered in New York City, with offices in San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, Salt Lake City, London, Sydney, Tokyo and Osaka.
 Rakuten, Inc. is headquartered in Tokyo.

 Rakuten is one of the world's largest and most comprehensive Internet service companies, providing leading services in e-commerce, portal & media, travel, financial services, and professional sports. Rakuten focuses on new business development and increasing its scope in order to improve and diversify service offerings. Rakuten is a publicly traded company in Japan (JASDAQ: 4755).