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Pandora - Senior Systems Administrator - Top Internet Music Company (Oakland, CA, USA)

Pandora (www.pandora.com) is revolutionizing the way music lovers discover new music while listening to their favorite artists and tunes. Pandora’s personalized radio service is powered by the Music Genome Project, the most comprehensive analysis of music ever undertaken. Pandora taps into a massive musical collection to deliver a service available anytime and anywhere - on the computer, in the home, and on mobile devices. Members of the Pandora community build their own profiles, and connect to others to share in their musical experience.

Pandora has quickly become one of the largest online radio services, well-funded and with over 10 million registered users and growing fast. We have partnerships with industry leaders such as Microsoft, HP, Sprint, AT&T, Sonos and Logitech. As we build on our dramatic success, we are looking for talented, enthusiastic people to join our dynamic team. We offer competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, a downtown Oakland location walking distance from BART and with easy freeway access, and, above all, a terrific team and great work environment.

Pandora is dedicated to deploying *** Debian *** as a mission-critical technology.

Senior Systems Administrator [SSA01]

We are growing our Technical Operations team to meet the demands of our rapidly growing user community, and have a terrific opportunity for a Senior Systems Administrator with formidable experience and excellent communication skills. This is an expert-level position in our Oakland, CA office.


As a senior member of our Technical Operations team, you will assume a pivotal role in creating the company's core high-volume systems and network infrastructure and participate in key design decisions. You will be expected to come up to speed quickly to meet technical goals and challenges, become a lead contributor in a hard-working and collaborative team, and take pride in your work. We have high expectations and are looking for a seasoned professional with experience in a wide range of areas.


You must be self-motivated, capable of managing your time well, and work efficiently without close supervision. You place a high value on secure, highly available, fault-tolerant systems. You are proactive in identifying and resolving technical challenges, enthusiastically troubleshoot problems when they occur, and thrive as a collaborative team player. Requirements for this position also include:

+ Minimum 10 years administration experience with multiple versions of UNIX/Linux OS + Significant experience with complex networking, including architecture, across the various network layers
+ Significant hands-on experience with AMD/Intel server hardware
+ Extensive experience building, supporting, and troubleshooting large-scale deployments (150+ servers) and/or multi-tier, high-volume, production web installations
+ Build system automation design
+ Advanced systems programming skills (PERL, Python, Shell, etc.)
+ Excellent written and verbal communication skills
+ 7x24x365 support rotation experience

Highly Desirable

+ Significant Debian Linux experience
+ Significant training and experience in computer security practices
+ BA/BS or more in Computer Science or equivalent
+ Advanced Storage Architecture experience
+ Experience running BGP
+ CISSP or similar
+ Experience providing high-bandwidth streaming media direct to consumers

Response Instructions

For immediate consideration, please submit your resume to pandora-jobs@pandora.com.

Please include the Job Title in the Subject line.

Principals Only. Pandora does not accept unsolicited resumes from employment agencies, and is not responsible for fees associated with such submissions.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Pandora is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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