[TriLUG] [job] Democracy Now seeks Linux/OSX/BSD/OSS admin in NYC
Tom_Roche at pobox.com
Mon Oct 6 19:16:04 EDT 2008
> Immediate opening for full-time Systems Administrator
> Democracy Now! is a daily, non-profit, national, independent news
> hour based in New York City. Our public website, which is is visited
> by tens of thousands of users daily, features the news hour every
> day in a variety of video, audio, and transcript formats, and also
> features a store selling copies of the program. Internally, we
> maintain a heterogeneous network of client and server computers to
> process, store, and record the show and its components and to
> support our general office and distribution operations. Democracy
> Now! is hiring a full-time Systems Administrator with extensive
> Linux experience to maintain, support, and extend these systems.
> * Implement, maintain, and monitor the computer network and internal
> servers, including our internet connection, firewall, and shared
> printer resources.
> * Provide desktop technical support to staff and volunteers,
> primarily on an Apple OS X platform.
> * Coordinate with external consultants and service providers who are
> responsible for some aspects of our technical operations.
> * Architect and, where practical, develop web sites and applications
> for public and internal use.
> * Research and suggest cost effective products and solutions which
> may improve organizational workflow.
> As a small organization with limited IT staff but diverse
> technological needs, we seek to hire someone who can work with a
> wide variety of technologies and quickly learn new technologies.
> Experience configuring and maintaining GNU/Linux servers and an
> ability to create and maintain bash shell scripts are essential. The
> ideal candidate will also have experience with some or all of the
> following technologies: Free Software media processing tools
> including ffmpeg, mencoder, sox, dvgrab, and MP4Box; programming
> languages including Perl, Ruby on Rails, and Python; Apple OS X and
> Microsoft Windows desktop and application support, ideally including
> Final Cut Pro and Filemaker Pro; version-control systems such as
> Subversion and git; firewall maintenance with OpenBSD and pf; and
> web technologies including HTML, CSS, and XML.
> Also essential are the abilities to manage several simultaneous
> projects and to research, select, and integrate new technologies.
> Experience in a non-profit or media environment is preferred, as is
> an interest in independent media and non-commercial television.
> This is a full-time New York City-based position with benefits and
> salary based on experience. Democracy Now! is an Equal Opportunity
> Employer that actively recruits women, people of color, persons with
> disabilities, and persons with diverse gender and sexual identities.
> To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter (PDF or plain text
> formats only) to job (at) democracynow (dot) org with "Systems
> Administrator" as the subject. No phone calls.
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