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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Sonian is hiring. We are seeking a EC2/Xen Master for Sys Admin role

Sonian is looking to hire an experienced Linux Administrator to join our team.

We are looking for a highly motivated, goal-oriented individual who will be responsible for designing, building and maintaining our Amazon EC2 infrastructure.

The successful candidate should be a flexible, highly independent worker as well as an excellent team player, and able to work efficiently under tight deadlines.


  • Design, build and maintain EC2/Xen machine images and instances.
  • Design and implement unattended installation and monitoring tools.
  • Develop procedures for backups and fail over.
  • Assist in profiling and optimizing activities with developers.
  • Produce high quality system administration documents.
  • At least two years Linux experience with a firm grasp on the entire system. Gentoo experience is preferred.
  • Experience in virtual and cloud-based instances.
  • Xen/EC2 experience is preferred.
  • Experience in block file systems, FUSE file systems and distributed file systems.
  • Experience in firewall design.
  • Good understanding of automated installation, maintenance and monitoring tools. Puppet experience preferred.
  • Good understanding of internet protocols.
  • Excellent organization and communication skills.
  • Ability and desire to learn new technologies quickly.
Sonian is based in Boston, MA, and this position allows for telecommuting. We support remote workers.
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