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System Administrator for Internet Start-up (Boston, MA)

by Matt Lee Contributions Published on Oct 08, 2008 06:37 PM
Eons is seeking a talented System Administrator to join our team and help build the premier boomer lifestyle brand on the web.

When was the last time you worked with a team that you truly felt connected with and knew that together you were building something that was going to positively impact the way people live? That's what we are doing at Eons. Inspired and led by Jeff Taylor, founder of, we are building a team, products and services dedicated to helping boomers get the most out of life.

Every individual who joins us embraces and exhibits these qualities:

  • Passion for their craft; appreciation and understanding of our target audience (boomers)
  • Self motivated but thrives in a collaborative environment
  • High energy with entrepreneurial spirit
  • Positive attitude toward problem solving
  • Sense of humor
  • Eons is seeking talent to join our team and help build the premier boomer lifestyle brand on the web. With a strong founding team, top-tier venture financing, and an innovative approach to fulfilling our mission, Eons will provide a career-changing opportunity for the right candidate.

    Current opening:

    System Administrator

    We are looking for a System Administrator to join the team and support our production and development environments. The individual we are seeking will have knowledge of machine configurations, network designs, and scripting languages. Come join our Systems Engineering team and supporting our social networking site which utilizes the latest and greatest free software technologies.


  • Install, configure, and deploy servers using CentOS 4.x and 5.x in production and development environments
  • Write scripts to add automation for system administration tasks
  • Share the responsibilities (incl. On-call rotation) of supporting our production facility 24 x 7 x 365
  • Qualifications for Position:

  • 2+ years GNU/Linux System Administration and/or demonstrated ability
  • Knowledge of one or more practical programming languages (ruby, perl, python, etc.) plus comfort in shell scripting
  • Understanding of high traffic web site design
  • Basic understanding and experience with technologies related to web serving:

  • cisco switches/firewalls
  • load balancers
  • Apache
  • databases/MySQL
  • Knowledge of the following technologies a plus:

  • xen
  • nginx
  • solr/lucene
  • tomcat
  • mongrel
  • drbd
  • memcached
  • RT
  • subversion
  • Twiki
  • OpenLDAP
  • Send your resume along with cover letter and salary history to and please indicate the position title in the subject line. Local candidates preferred – no agencies please. Eons members are encouraged to apply!

    Eons provides an opportunity to be part of the team during the most exciting and pivotal time in the company’s history. We offer a full umbrella of benefits, including: medical, dental, disability, life, 401(k), paid time off and more. Plus, we are located in historic Charlestown with one of the best views of Boston.
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