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Senior Systems Administrator (Debian) ~ Pandora ~ Internet Radio

Pandora (www.pandora.com) is revolutionizing the way music lovers discover new music while listening to their favorite songs and artists. 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 the largest online music service and is one of the most popular applications on the Apple iPhone. Well-funded, with more than 25 million registered users and growing fast, we have partnerships with industry leaders such as AT&T, HP, Samsung, and Sprint and national advertisers such as HP, Microsoft, Honda, Proctor and Gamble and Nike.

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.

Senior Systems Administrator [SA02]

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 with response to our Data Center locations.


As a member of our Technical Operations team, you will participate in design decisions and help create the company's core high-volume systems and network infrastructure. You will be expected to come up to speed quickly on difficult problems, to become a significant contributor to a hard-working team, and to take pride in your work. We have high expectations and are looking for seasoned professionals 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. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, are required.

Requirements for this position also include:

•	Minimum 10 years experience with UNIX/Linux administration
• Extensive experience building, supporting, and troubleshooting multi-tier, high-volume, production web installations
•	Strong implementation and release practices
•	Advanced systems and automation programming skills
•	Strong familiarity with server hardware platforms
•	Build system automation design
•	System management and monitoring technologies
•	Significant training and experience in computer security practices
• Experience with complex networking including detailed understanding of TCP and of all levels of OSI stack
•	Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
•	7x24x365 support rotation


•	CISSP or similar
•	Experience providing streaming media direct to consumers.
•	Advanced Storage Management experience
•	BA/BS or better in Computer Science or a related field.

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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