Sysadmin/DBA for fast-growing LAMP site
July 27, 2007 7:30 AM

LibraryThing, the web's largest and most innovative site for book lovers, is looking for a smart and experienced systems and database administrator. We value brains and talent above everything, but demonstrated experience with complex, high-traffic LAMP websites is essential to this position.

*MySQL. Query optimization, replication, tuning, maintenance, recovery.
*Systems administration. Linux administration, security, maintenance and recovery. Installation of new hardware.
*Programming. You don't need to start out a PHP guru, but you'll have to support this part of the site.
*Personal qualities. Speed, intelligence, reliability, high availability, good communication skills and sang-froid.

*How we work

*We develop quickly, knocking out features in hours or days, not weeks. We value results, not process.
*We develop incrementally and opportunistically, assuming that member feedback will change features in mid-course, and that some projects will fail.
*Everyone who works for LibraryThing interacts directly with members.
*We value initiative and the ability to work alone or in a small team.
*We are currently headquartered in Portland, ME--the second floor of a gorgeous three-family along the Eastern Prom--but may relocate to the Boston/Cambridge, MA area.
*LibraryThing is more than a job for us. We work long and hard, but not necessarily during normal hours. We love what we do. We want someone who will feel the same way.

About LibraryThing

LibraryThing is a social cataloging and social networking site for book lovers. Started in August 2005 as a hobby project, LibraryThing has grown to a handful of employees and some 242,000 members in a dozen countries. Members have cataloged 15 million books and applied almost 21 million tags. We are well known in the library world, and making good progress with booksellers and publishers.

payscale: market
job type: full-time
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