Job ID: 2012-1252
Job Location: US-NY-New York
# of Openings: 1
Posted Date: 1/2/2013
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New York Public Radio seeks a versatile engineer with a strong affinity for new technology and practical experience as both a SysAdmin and Developer.
Reporting to the Director of Digital Technology, you will work with IT to maintain and improve server infrastructure as well as develop website and API features on our Django/Python framework. You will work as part of an agile team to support WNYC, WQXR, The Greene Space, New Jersey Public Radio and such national shows as Radiolab, On the Media, Soundcheck and Studio 360.
* Improve and build web site features and architecture
* Provide Level 2 support to ensure availability for all production systems in a 24/7 web environment
* Improve and help maintain monitoring, host configuration and DNS, staging and development systems
* Develop and improve database, storage, and caching infrastructure.
* Evaluate and install backend support application tools like Splunk, Jira
* Help analyze system performance and server problems
* Write and maintain technical documentation on systems, processes and workflow
* Assist with ongoing analysis and strategy to improve web services at NYPR
* Support rapid provisioning and scaled hosting for news applications and public databases for crowd-sourced applications.
* Bachelor''s degree or similar experience required
* Five years professional experience in system administration and programming
* Expert Linux system administration skills and strong knowledge of database, storage and caching technologies.
* Strong ability with Bash, Python and other scripting languages
* Complete understanding of all the layers and systems involved from the network, to the database and caching, along with http.Strong troubleshooting skills and a data-oriented approach to system analysis
* Experience with our stack preferred: Puppet, Varnish, Memcache, Django, Python, PostgreSQL, Apache, Nginx
* Ability to be on-call for emergencies required
* Experience with deploying and scaling web services on AWS and/or Rackspace through APIs and libraries like boto.
* Open-source project participation
* Experience serving streaming and on-demand media
All positions at NYPR require:
The intellectual and emotional depth, maturity, self-confidence and interpersonal skills to work effectively with the senior leadership team, colleagues, staff and external partners and provide motivation at all levels of an organization
Excellent communication skills—both oral and written—with an impressive reputation for building and maintaining relationships with people at all levels of an organization, across a diverse range of cultural, generational, ethnic, racial, educational and social backgrounds
Use of a computer, telephone and other office and/or broadcast equipment.
Ability to communicate effectively through a variety of methods including but not limited to; email, internet based applications for internal and external communications
Affinity for New York Public Radio; WNYC and/or WQXR content and mission a plus
* Compliance with WNYC/WQXR policies and guidelines
* Ability to work extended hours as needed
Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.
New York Public Radio is an Equal Opportunity Employer and invites and encourages qualified applicants from all walks of life.
Click on the link to see a more detailed position specification and to Apply: www.wnyc.org/careers
Please submit cover letter with salary requirements and resume. New York Public Radio must receive all information requested in order to consider your candidacy.
COMPANY PROFILE – ABOUT NEW YORK PUBLIC RADIO
"To make the mind more curious, the heart more open and the spirit more joyful." - New York Public Radio Mission Statement
New York Public Radio is home to three of the country’s leading public radio stations—WNYC 93.9 FM, WNYC AM 820, and WQXR 105.9 FM—as well as the Jerome L. Greene Performance Space. As America’s most listened-to public radio stations* and New York''s premier multi-platform public radio franchise, it collectively reaches a monthly audience of more than11.5 million.
WNYC and wnyc.org: WNYC is a major producer of original, award-winning local and national content. It originates for public radio nationwide programs and podcasts likeRadiolab,The Takeaway,Freakonomics,On The MediaandStudio 360. WNYC maintains a centralized newsroom and its award-winning reporters contribute regularly to online and local news broadcasts and to the nationally-distributed news programsMorning Edition, All Things Considered, MarketplaceandThe Takeaway. Also, WNYC produces the signature daily programsThe Brian Lehrer Show, The Leonard Lopate Show,SoundcheckandNew Sounds.Five WNYC programs —Radiolab, On the Media, Studio 360, The Brian Lehrer Show,andRadio Rookies, its youth journalism program serving teens in all five boroughs, have been recognized with George Foster Peabody Awards, the highest honor in broadcasting journalism. WNYC’s original content is available to people wherever they are via mobile platforms, online audio streams, podcasts and social media. In addition, WNYC presents the best national offerings from networks National Public Radio, Public Radio International, American Public Media, and the British Broadcasting Company, broadcasting a wide range of daily news, talk, cultural and music programming.
WQXR and wqxr.org: Classical 105.9 WQXR is New York City’s sole classical music station, presenting new and landmark classical recordings as well as live concerts from the Carnegie Hall, Metropolitan Opera and the New York Philharmonic, among other New York City venues, immersing listeners in the city’s rich musical life. WQXR.org also hosts Q2, an HD broadcast and web stream dedicated to discovery, giving listeners an opportunity to experience exceptional music, classic and contemporary, that they likely have not heard before. WQXR’s smart, engaging hosts provide distinctive context for the music they love to play. And wqxr.org serves the global classical music community through online listening, playlists, host blogs and New York City cultural news. WQXR also offersMetropolitan Opera Radio Saturday Matinee Broadcasts, The Philharmonic This Week,McGraw Hill Young Artists Showcaseevenings, andSymphony Hall.
The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space and thegreenespace.org: Our street-front broadcast studio and performance venue produces a full season of original programming – as well as WNYC and WQXR shows, concerts and events – for live, radio and online audiences. It is becoming an anchor in our growing, exciting Hudson Square neighborhood in lower Manhattan.
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