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Job Posting - System Administrator

By Barry Hunter

Geograph Project Limited has a position available for a General System Administrator, to look after our dedicated servers hosting LinkExternal link. This is ideally suited to anyone of a detail oriented and conscientious nature, and enjoys seeing their work appreciated by thousands of visitors daily.

This position requires self-motivation and dedication. Will often need to take the initiative in seeking out and dealing with issues. Will work closely with other System and Database Administrators as part of the overall community.

We currently have 7 servers, with 20TBs of storage, providing online access to over 4.5Million photos, serving about 15k visitors a day.

* Ongoing monitoring of a cluster of linux dedicated servers
* Occasional audits to make sure everything that is running satisfactorily
* Proactive seeking out of issues, before they become a major issue
* Keeping abreast of security issues and applying patches as needed
* Writing (or assisting with) new scripts to monitor and maintain servers
* Writing/maintaining documentation to assist others in finding their way around
* Being on call as much as practical to deal with unexpected outages

Requirements (optional - can learn on the job):
* Linux command-line experience (specifically Ubuntu)
* Basic scripting ability (shell/perl/php in particular)
* Familiarity with multi-server hosting environments
* Technologies like Apache, PHP, MySQL, NFS and SphinxSearch

Hours: 3-4 hours a week (normally, can be variable). Flexi-Time, work when suits you.

Location: Remote working. A computer with a internet connection is all that is needed. (to run a SSH-Client)

Pay: Voluntary basis, but includes the warm glow of knowing you are helping to safeguard the work of thousands of contributors, over nearly 10 years, to the Geograph Project website.

Contact us now: LinkExternal link or see other positions LinkExternal link

Fri, 17 Jul 2015 at 16:45

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