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Senior Systems Administrator - Data Center ~ Pandora ~ Ashburn, VA

Pandora -- The Largest Internet Radio Service

*** To Apply For This Position, Please Go To http://bit.ly/khc9Vk OR Email pandora-jobs@pandora.com (include job title in Subject)

Senior Systems Administrator

We are expanding 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 excellent communication skills and a true passion for operations work. You will be able to bring your formidable experience to bear in supporting the Pandora service and our rapidly expanding community of millions of listeners.

You'll get the chance to take on complex and interesting projects as part of a fast-paced, highly collaborative team. We hold ourselves to high standards, and take pride in our work. This position is primarily on-site at our local data center in Ashburn, Virginia, with work at data center locations outside the local area multiple times per year, and occasional travel to our corporate headquarters in Oakland, California.


As a member of our Technical Operations team, you will have the opportunity to build, maintain, and run the company's core infrastructure. You will get to work as part of a team responsible for the daily operations of our co-location data centers and assume a critical role in maintaining the overall uptime, performance, and capacity of the Pandora service.

You be able to participate in the forward-looking design and implementation of the company's high-volume system and network infrastructure, proactively identify and resolve problems, and provide timely response to production environment issues as they occur. As a member of our highly motivated team you should be dedicated to excellence and have a strong sense of personal responsibility. This is an excellent role for a seasoned professional with experience in a wide range of areas.


• Minimum 7 years hands-on professional Linux experience
• Experience building, supporting and troubleshooting multi-tier, high volume production web sites
• At least 5 years of extensive PC Hardware maintenance and troubleshooting experience
• Solid understanding of IP networking including Layer 2 and Layer 3 troubleshooting
• Systems and automation programming skills with BASH, Perl or Python
• Strong analytical skills applied to proactive monitoring and rapid response
• Professional, can-do attitude with great communication and interpersonal skills
• Reliable transportation to Ashburn, Virginia (available as needed, 24/7)
• Willingness to do the physical work associated with server farms
• 7x24x365 on-call support rotation
• Up to 10% travel


• Significant training and experience in computer security practices
• Experience with enterprise switches (Cisco, Force10, Arista)
• System monitoring (Nagios, Cacti, Smokeping or similar tools)
• Experience with host-based storage, hardware RAID, SAN and NAS technologies
• BA/BS or better in Computer Science or a related field

Response Instructions

*** To Apply For This Position, Please Go To http://bit.ly/khc9Vk OR Email pandora-jobs@pandora.com (include job title in Subject)

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.

About Pandora

Pandora (www.pandora.com) is the personalized Internet radio and music discovery service available anytime and anywhere on the PC and on mobile devices (including iPhones, the Palm Pre, BlackBerry smartphones and Android platform devices) as well as Blu-Ray players, TVs, in-dash car stereos and digital media players.

Pandora is well-funded and is the largest internet radio service, with a growing user base of more than 80 million registered listeners.

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, and, above all, a terrific team and great work environment.

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