Electronic Frontier Foundation: System Administrator



Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), an Internet civil liberties
nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, is seeking a fulltime
Systems Administrator to work in our Mission District office.

The sysadmin at EFF is a support position, keeping EFF's systems and
networks running securely while also providing hardware and software
technical support for EFF's staff of 30. The ideal candidate must work
well with a very busy staff with varying levels of technical expertise.
EFF's sysadmin is on call 24x7 for response to systems emergencies.

The ideal candidate must have three to five years of systems
administration experience. In addition, the candidate must meet or
exceed Sage level "Intermediate/Advanced." (See: http://www.sage.org/field/jobs-descriptions.html#Intermediate .)

A successful candidate will be able to administer a wide variety of
different operating systems, including Mac OS X, FreeBSD, Linux, and
Windows. This position also requires knowledge of server applications
including Apache, Mailman, Postfix, MySQL, and Samba. The candidate
should be able to write administrative utilities in at least one
language, such as Perl, Python, Unix shell or C/C++.

Since this position includes desktop support, knowledge of Mac OS X
and desktop applications including Mail, Thunderbird, and MS Office is
required. We're looking for a person who will make sure that backups
and recommended updates are done scrupulously.

Responsibilities include:

  • Management of small IP networks in multiple facilities
  • Administration and maintenance of web, mail, backup and file servers
  • Hardware and software maintenance of 30 Mac laptops
  • Telephone/voicemail system management
  • Facilities management

Salary at nonprofit scale: mid $50,000s. Full benefits including health insurance, life insurance, and 3 weeks paid leave.

To apply, send a cover letter and your resume to sysadminjob@eff.org. Please send these materials in a non-proprietary format, such as an ASCII text file. No phone calls please! Principals only.