Vimeo: System Administrator

Posted by | August 31, 2010 | Web Pro Job Tips

Location: New York, New York


Category: Database/Systems Administration
Opportunity: Systems Administrator
Location: New York City
Vimeo runs on a large collection of real and virtual machines in a couple data centers. We’re growing really quickly and need someone to take charge of these systems, fixing problems, improving performance and scaling them out. In-depth experience with some or many of the applications we run is required. Experience in a high-traffic environment is also required. Our infrastructure is always growing and getting more interesting!
  • Monitor overall site performance, stability, and health, including being on call for fun stuff like alert handling and disaster recovery
  • Improve our LAMP, storage and cloud infrastructures
  • Working with developers, maintain and improve testing and staging environments
  • Deploy, maintain and troubleshoot problems with internal application services (Beanstalk, Thrift, Solr, stats)
  • Maintain and improve our internal package and configuration management systems
  • Maintain and improve the development, testing and staging environments
  • Maintain and improve the release system

Job Requirements

  • 5+ years experience working on a high volume website
  • Unrivaled proficiency in Linux server administration, including network tuning and kernel optimizations
  • A deep and abiding love for building scalable, high performance systems
  • Expertise with configuration management software and custom Linux packages required
  • Expertise tuning Linux systems for network traffic, diagnosing network-level issues required
  • Expertise tuning Apache, nginx and/or lighttpd for a variety of traffic types required
  • Experience with C and expertise scripting using the appropriate language required
  • Multi-homed websites, virtualization (EC2, xen), large memcache clusters experience is a major plus
  • Experience with SOLR or Lucene & PHP5+ is highly desirable
From the beginning, Vimeo was created by filmmakers and video creators who wanted to share their creative work, along with intimate personal moments of their everyday life. As time went on, like-minded people came to the site and built a community of positive, encouraging individuals with a wide range of video interests. We hope that you feel inspired to show us both your creative side as well as your friendly side. Our team is based in New York at the IAC building in a casual, creative and fun environment with free snacks available all day. 

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