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Linux admin [3-9 yrs]

Posted by Pavan DBA on February 22, 2012

Experience required for the Job: 3 – 9 years
Job Location: Bengaluru/Bangalore, Mumbai (All Areas)
Dear Candidate,
Dear ,

Greetings from CareerXperts Consulting! We are technical search firm based in Bangalore.

Our Website:

It would be great if you could refer some of your friends or colleagues for the same position.

About our client:


* Established in 1998
* Valued at 300+ million dollars
* 550+ employees
* 25+ Internet Software Products for a Global audience
* 1,000,000+ Customers and 50,000+ channel partners (growing at >120% p.a.)
Directi ( is a 300+ million dollars group of Businesses, that develop innovative mass-market Web Products serving millions of Customers worldwide.
Directi businesses rank amongst the fastest growing businesses worldwide in their corresponding industry segments. The combined Product Portfolio of various Directi businesses includes – Communication and Collaboration apps, Social Networking software, Instant messaging, Context Analysis Engines, Antispam and Antivirus Solutions, Large scale Billing and Provisioning platforms, Traffic Monetization Solutions, Online Advertising Solutions, DNS Management Products, Linux and Windows Server Management Software, Web Hosting Control Panels and much more.
Position: Linux Systems Administrator

Experience: 3 -8 years.

Job Location: Mumbai and Bangalore.

Operations ownership of projects using Linux and Linux application stacks (LAMP, Ruby, Postgres, Java, Python etc)
Responsible for setup and uptime of large Linux deployments (100s of servers)
Configure and optimize mail servers, web servers, cache servers, db servers, vps and cloud servers etc
Incident analysis/RCAs/troubleshooting and identification of permanent resolutions
Liaison with customer support teams and resolve customer issues.
Recommend/implement automated processes for scaling operations
Puppet configuration management
Plan & automate migrations.
Plan and execute service/site maintenance schedules.
Contribute to the operations handbook.
Pro-actively monitor product/services/site performance, uptime, availability and analyze logs / metrics.
Participate on on-call rotation for fixing service downtime incidents.
You are acquainted/mastered some of the below tools/skills –
Linux: Excellent understanding of Linux Systems, Any Shell/Bash, sed/awk/grep/egrep, VI/VIM/Emacs, netstat, lsof, strace, ps/top/atop/dstat, grub boot config & systems rescue, fstab/disk labels, ext3/ext4, tcpdump/wireshark, IPtables, sysstat (sar/vmstat/iostat etc), run-levels & startup scripts, sudo/chroot/chkrootkit/rkhunter.
Fundamentals: Excellent DNS & Networking Fundamentals, TCP/UDP, IP Routing, HA & Load Balancing Concepts.
Storage: RAID, DAS, SAN, NAS fundamentals
Application Protocols: Excellent understanding of SMTP,HTTP,FTP,IMAP,POP
Applications: Postfix/qmail/Exim, Nginx/Apache (mod_php, mod_fcgid, CGI, php-fpm etc), Tomcat.
Databases: Good understanding of – SQL/RDBMS, MySQL/NDB, Postgres, MySQL/Postgres/Slony Replication.
Tools/Utilities: Nagios, Cacti, Ganglia, DHCP, Kickstart/Cobbler, Mcollective/Func/Fabric, Yum, RPM, GIT/SVN
Scripting/Programming: Any of Bash/PERL/Ruby/Python/PHP.
Others: Regular expressions, Excellent troubleshooting skills.
Good to have:
Configuration management : Puppet
Systems/Hardware: LOM/IPMI/IP KVMs, Dell Hardware
Other info
We are an extremely tech-focused company. As a techie you may also appreciate our coding puzzles page. Additionally, you may want to saunter by our latest community initiative – CodeChef – a non-commercial, multi-platform online coding competition, featuring monthly contests in more than 35 different programming languages.
In the meantime find below, links and resources that provide a brief introduction to Directi organization, Businesses, Products, work culture etc.
* Engineering at Directi –
* Why Directi? –
* Our Flickr Stream –
* Interview process at Directi –
* Careers brochure –
* Software Roles at Directi –
* Our Blogs and Wikis –

Request you to kindly send across your updated profile (if interested) to us with the below details:

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Hope to hear from you soon

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Sneha Sudheendra
Recruitment Analyst
Mob: +91-9741117558

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