Lead Systems Administrator for Meetup.com (SoHo) Reply to: see below
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) Replication, system redundancies, system tuning, etc. •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

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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