System Administrator with Scripting Expertise

We are looking for a system administrator with scripting expertise to join our talented team. We develop and maintain web based architectures for very large web sites. The position is largely telecommuting, but periodic face-to-face meetings are required. Prefer candidates within a 2 hour drive of 01035 zip code, Hadley, MA.

How to Apply

Email resumes as simple text email or as web URLs of your resume at Please do not email word processing documents. (This is for conversion and virus reasons.) Be sure to include contact phone number and any calling limitations.

In the body of your email, answer this question:

“On RedHat 5.3 system, you start Postfix. It won’t start. Name the first 3 items you would check to determine the issue.”


  • Automation of existing tools – internal CMS, Web GUI, Wiki, ticketing system, document management system
  • Development of new tools – including, but not limited to cloud tools, tools to manage Amazon web services, OpenVZ and other virtualization technologies, search systems including SOLR/Lucene
  • Day-to-day management of the company’s and clients’ Linux server networks under oversight of a senior administrator:
  • Updating systems, installing new OSes, installing applications, reconfiguring the network, managing accounts, managing email, monitoring news groups for security alerts and general Sys Admin responsibilities

Experience Required:

  • PHP, Perl, Python, shell scripting required
  • 5 years of real world experience
  • Benchmarking, best practices experience
  • Redhat, Centos, debian, Linux installation and administration experience
  • Cloud/Virtualization experience- especially OpenVZ, AWS and Xen
  • High Availability technology

Required Skills:

  • Tools/UI development
  • Scripting – Stream based scripting, Web & System tools dev, Webapp development
  • LAMP deployment and administration

Familiarity with:

  • Search engine technologies: Lucene/Solr, or any proprietary search system (s)
  • Tools: bash, ssh, vi (or) jove/emacs/jed
  • Source Installation Tools: configure, make, perl make, cpan, pear
  • Basic web page coding, HTML
  • Archive Updating Tools: rpm, apt-get, up2date
  • Database: mysql
  • Revision control systems: RCS, subversion
  • Email MTA: Postfix, sendmail, qmail

Non-technical Requirements:

  • Technical writing and documentation
  • Previous experience working primarily remotely/telecommuting – ability to work with minimum face to face supervision
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Excellent communications skills in both verbal and written English
  • Attention to detail, organizational skills, documentation skills
  • Proven ability to successfully manage projects from start to finish
  • Completed project life-cycle tasks include requirements gathering, designing a project spec, implementation, testing, documentation and deployment

You are expected to have your own computer and high speed internet connection. You will work with our team of Internet experts in many locations, using a number of online tools to coordinate your projects. The work is largely telecommuting but periodic face-to-face meeting are required, especially at the start of projects.

Equal Opportunity Employer
TNR has a long-standing commitment to the principles of equal employment opportunity. We recruit and employ qualified persons without regard to gender, race, age, sex, religion, ethnicity, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. Individuals shall be judged solely on their job-related aptitude, training, skills, and performance.

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