Looking for a Full-Time, On-Site Linux SysAdmin (LiteSpeed Technologies)


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Looking for a sysadmin for our core team to provide technical support to LiteSpeed users. (Linux/Unix, Apache, cPanel experience required. Web hosting experience preferred.)


LiteSpeed Technologies is looking for a flexible, motivated sysadmin with experience and interest in web hosting and web servers  — someone who enjoys new situations and solving customer problems. The ideal candidate would have experience with customer-facing web hosting troubleshooting, years of Linux experience, and the ability to write documentation.


The systems administrator position is full-time, W2, with health benefits. It will be on-site at our office in northern New Jersey. You may start remotely, on a contract-to-hire basis, but we will require you to relocate to NJ once both sides are confident in our ability to work together (about 1-2 months).


More information about LiteSpeed Technologies can be found on our website —


Salary: Competitive based on experience, with bonuses. Relocation packages are available for out of state hires. LiteSpeed Technologies provides full health benefits.




* Serve as level 2 support technician, diagnosing and solving various issues on production servers via ssh and/or kvm console.

* Build/lead offsite support team.

* Test new features, check bug reports.

* Manage and improve internal infrastructure (production servers, internal test servers, backups, VPN).

* Write support documents and tutorials on LiteSpeed products.

* Maintain websites and web applications for and connected to LiteSpeed products.




* Minimum 3 years experience in web hosting industry or 3+ years experience as a Linux system admin. 

* BS in computer science or related field a plus.

* Comfortable and efficient working/troubleshooting on live production servers.

* Thorough understanding of Networking, TCP/IP, HTTP.

* Very familiar with Apache and major hosting control panels (cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, InterWorx...). Knowledge of LiteSpeed Web Server would be a great advantage.

* Excellent communication (written & verbal) skills.

* Legally permitted to work in the USA.





* Strong, efficient troubleshooting skills, especially with novel problems and environments

* Full and deep understanding of both Linux and Unix

* Apache configurations (mod_rewrite, mod_security…) and trouble shooting 

* MySQL administration and performance trouble shooting

* IPTABLES firewall administration

* HA Cluster setup and administration

* Working with open source tools/projects

* Can use source control software: git, svn, cvs

* PHP, Perl, shell scripting

* OpenVZ, VMware, Citrix XenServer, XenSource, or other virtualization platforms

* Understanding of DNS, TCP/IP (including IPV6)

* Excellent communication skills


Highly Desired:

* LiteSpeed Web Server knowledge 

* Experience with cPanel, Plesk, Webmin, Plesk, DirectAdmin, and other control panels 

* Team building skills

* Document and tutorial writing

* Experience with Kernel hardening, IPFW, and other security tools

* Computer science background


Not Required, But Might Be a Plus:

* Programming languages: C/C++, Python, Ruby, Javascript, XHTML, CSS

* Experience with NGINX, IIS, and other webservers

* Experience with database programs other than MySQL

* Nagios, Cacti, RRD, SNMP, or other monitoring tools 



If you want to work with the other motivated individuals in the LiteSpeed team, please pm lsmichael.