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Senior LAMP Sysadmin Sample Job Description

NOTE: This is a sample job description for a senior LAMP sysadmin. You are welcome to copy it for your own use, but you should change it to suit your needs. You probably don't need somebody who has all of these capabilities, and you probably want to put in great info about your own organization.

Linux System Administration Guru

ACME Corp is a leading maker of widgets, and was recently recognized by Big Deal Magazine as one of the top ten widget makers to watch.

We are seeking a talented LAMP system administrator to manage our the web hosting infrastructure. You will be tasked with managing our entire hosting infrastructure across development, staging and production environments. Ideal candidates will have a can-do attitude, passion for technology, a penchant for security and expert-level system administration skills. Your work will include recommending, upgrading and maintaining current Linux systems, database administration (MySQL), source control admin (CVS & Subversion) and network security, among other things.

Required Skills

  • Enterprise level Linux expert w/ experience in load-balanced web servers. We use RedHat & CentOS here, but in-depth experience with another distribution is welcome.
  • MySQL administration & tuning. We have a replicated MySQL setup, and we'll want you to hit the ground running.
  • CVS/Subversion Admin. We use both, and we'll need to have you support both.
  • Network & System Security. Enterprise level network/system security experience is a must.
  • Automation Experience. We believe in automating tasks to make our work easier, and we'll want you to play a key role in helping us do that.
  • Bonus: Web development experience. You don't necessarily need to be able to hack HTML, PHP & Javascript to do this job, but if you do, so much the better.


This is a senior position; we're looking for somebody who has at least 5+ years of Linux system administration with high volume web sites.

Other Details

ACME Corp offers a competitive salary and a full list of benefits, including health, 401K, vision and dental coverage. You will work in a fun and creative environment with a talented group of individuals that have a passion for building great web sites.

We are open to local candidates only. Although you are welcome to work from home on occasion, you'll need to be in ACME Corp's office in downtown San Francisco on a regular basis.


test122.166.207.70, Jul 5, 2016 04:44 AM

I have 2.6 years of experience. I'm working in a startup company. I have played many roles in the company. I have completed RHCSA/RHCE Certification. I can serve you as much as possible.

Thank you.

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