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Job Posting - Server Log Archivist

By Barry Hunter

Geograph Project Limited has a technical position available for a Log Archivist, look after the the logs generated on our servers. This is ideally suited to anyone of a detail oriented and conscientious nature, and enjoys seeing their work enjoyed 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 have many systems generating large quantities of logs. Under the general principle of throw nothing away, these need archiving in centralized storage. These includes logs from systems like Apache, Varnish, MySQL, SphinxSearch and external CDN providers.

If the logs were all centralized and consistently stored it would make processing them much more practical to spot issues, and/or develop new functionalities.

* Documenting and tracking the various systems producing
* Developing scripts/procedures for archiving the log files
* Define rotation policies for disposing old log files
* Investigate technologies that could ingest this data, for new and interesting output

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

Hours: 1 hour a week (normally, can be variable). Flexi-Time, work when suits you.

Location: Remote working. A computer (or mobile phone!) with 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: Link or see other positions Link

Fri, 17 Jul 2015 at 17:39

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