Lead Systems Administrator for Meetup.com (SoHo)
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Date: 2008-05-05, 4:18PM EDT

Meetup.com is seeking a smart, creative, and entrepreneurial leader to lead our technical operations team. Our technical team is collaborative, supportive, relaxed, and motivated. We believe in clean, elegant, innovative technical architecture, and we are looking for a technologist who shares our ideals and our passion for technology, open source, and knowledge. We value strong leaders who will foster an innovative, creative, and collaborative team while at the same time will help steer the technical future of Meetup.com.

Responsibilities include:
•Manage a team to plan, design and build a highly scalable and robust technical web infrastructure
•Manage the production environment; ensuring it is online and running quickly and smoothly
•Provide leadership, mentoring, and direction to a team of engineers
•Manage the growth of the department, including hiring and organizing for maximum effectiveness of your team
•Own the software and hardware infrastructure; be prepared to suggest and sell improvements and own getting them done
•Work with and assist our email marketing mgr to ensure maximum email "deliverability"
•Help create and stick to the annual hardware budget

Technical skills and experience:
•6+ years experience as a Linux sys admin
•Strong understanding of how Internet technology "works"
•Experience building a highly scalable, multi-tiered production web environment (Apache / Tomcat)
•Experience designing and owning a high traffic email environment (preferably Postfix)
•Experience designing and scaling high traffic DB environments (strong preference for MySQL) •Experience writing code using Perl/Python/Ruby/Java (one or more)
•Ability to manage large and complex technical projects w/ attention to quality and to deadlines
•Must have a passion for technology and for open source software
•Must have good communication skills and work well in a team environment.

Meetup.com is a results-oriented company with an excellent financial footing, a viable and proven business model, and more importantly, a mission to change the world. In order to do this, we need your help. Our team is smart, ambitious, and passionate; the environment is relaxed and a lot of fun despite regular, tight deadlines. We are focused on quick, quality completion of projects and excited by what we do.

To Apply: If you fit the profile above, please submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@meetup.com. Your cover letter MUST include salary requirements and what inspired you to apply for a position at Meetup. Resumes without cover letters will NOT be considered. Please reference the job title and your name in your subject line.

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