Senior Linux Systems Administrator

Flixster - San Francisco Bay Area

Posted 790 days ago
  • Experience
    Mid-Senior level
  • Job function
    Information Technology
  • Employment type
  • Industry
    Computer Software
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About Us...


Founded in 2006 and based in San Francisco, Flixster operates the world's most popular movie communities, used by more than 35 million people every month. Flixster services include destination websites at and, as well as leading apps on Facebook, iPhone and iPad, BlackBerry and Android-powered devices. Flixster's communities provide the most comprehensive movie information online - including a database of over 250,000 movies, 2.3 billion user reviews, 500,000 critic reviews, and over 35,000 trailers and videos.


Backed by the Warner Bros. Entertainment family, Flixster is building the next generation of digital home entertainment applications. We will continue to expand our services beyond movie discovery to enable digital movie sales and streaming from all of our apps on existing platforms plus many more.


We are deep believers that groups of highly talented, motivated, team-oriented people build the best products (and have the most fun doing it). At Flixster, you will make a big impact as part of our small but growing team. We're passionate, fast-moving and completely committed to building the best products for our users.


We offer competitive compensation packages, robust benefits options including a 401(k) plan with a generous Company match.


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Flixster and Rotten Tomatoes are big sites with serious traffic: over 35 million enthusiasts use our websites or applications every month. We are the 13th most- downloaded free iOS app of all time.  We have our sights set even higher, and you will help us take things to the next level.  As our products and userbase continue to grow, it will create unique and interesting technical challenges that you will help solve.


As a SysAdmin, you will be part of a small team that manages all aspects of our systems and network infrastructure. Your role will be to help extend our resilient, fault-tolerant and scalable infrastructure across multiple data centers, and prepare our network to serve millions of additional users. 



  • Prepare for future scaling and growth issues, solving problems before they even occur
  • Monitor and manage the real-time stability, performance and throughput of all our applications
  • Manage the hundreds – and very soon, the thousands – of servers that drive our data centers
  • Take ownership of security at all levels and across all domains
  • Provide services and expertise to our multiple development teams, as they build new applications and features across all our platforms
  • Share in the 24x7 on-call support duties to keep our systems available


About You...


Required Skills:

  • 5+ years of full-time, hands-on Linux administration experience
  • 5+ years of data center networking, preferably for high-availability web applications
  • Fundamental knowledge about TCP/IP networking
  • Strong knowledge of core network services, such as DNS, DHCP, HTTP, SSH, SMTP, etc.
  • Ability to script and automate tasks in at least one of the following: Shell, Perl, Python or Ruby


Desirable Skills:

  • Experience managing Sendmail or Postfix
  • Experience with load balancing network traffic
  • Experience with MySQL administration
  • Experience managing network devices hands-on, including Cisco, Foundry, Juniper or Brocade devices
  • Experience with Linux-based HA tools, including LVS and DRBD
  • Performing well in a fast-paced, informal environment where constant change is the norm and the bar for quality is set high.

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