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PCGamingWiki Server Administrator Job

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PCGamingWiki was founded back in 2012 with the aim of fixing PC gaming. We now serve over 8 million pageviews per year and growing.

 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and talented server administrator to help maintain our website, including:

  • MediaWiki - which powers the main wiki where 90% of traffic comes

  • IP Board - which runs our forum, blog and files download system

 

Job specifications:

  • Update and maintain MediaWiki and IP Board

  • Maintain installed MediaWiki extensions such as Cargo/SMW

  • Maintenance of regular automated backup

  • Maintenance of other aspects including the dev site, Matomo (analytics) and ‘sidewikis’

  • Other bug fixes and requests when required

  • Keeping documentation up to date

  • Provide basic training for a backup secondary administrator

 

Essential technical requirements:

  • Basic Linux knowledge

  • LAMP stack

  • Some MediaWiki experience

 

Desirable technical traits:

  • Experience of hosting other similar projects will be an advantage.

  • To see examples of problems that the server admin might need to address in the future, see our Trello board.

 

Tech stack:

  • “high availability”

  • Ubuntu

  • mySQL/MariaDB

  • Apache

  • PHP

  • Varnish (caching)

  • HAProxy

  • Hetzner (cloud hosting) - the new server admin will inherit a load balancing multi server cloud setup

  • MediaWiki

  • IP Board

 

Person specifications:

  • Have an interest in PC gaming

  • Availability to fix emergency downtime in a timely manner

  • Good problem solving ability

  • Good communication skills

  • Available via email, Discord and Trello

  • Must follow our code of conduct and be professional, courteous and discreet

  • Follow strict best practice for password security

  • Speak or write English well

 

Further details:

This role that will begin December 2018/January 2019, with fully completed documentation and a handover from the previous system administrator.

 

This is a part-time contractor role which mostly involves light maintenance of existing systems, with most of the work being concentrated on major updates of MediaWiki and IP Board once a year. We are paying for at a negotiable monthly rate (in the low hundreds of USD per month) depending on experience, please get in touch for more details.

 

Please send either a resume/CV and/or email to andytizer@pcgamingwiki.com

 

Interviews will begin from December 17th onwards.

 

If you have a specific question or would like to discuss further it will most likely be fastest to contact Andytizer on Discord via private message.

 

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