This is a fantastic opportunity with for a website administrator at The Christian Science
Monitor! This position plays a key role in the operation of csmonitor.com, the website of The
Christian Science Monitor. Candidates must be experienced in working Unix, XML, XSLT.
A. Main Responsibilities (and approximate time spent on each):
1. Works on projects to improve web systems and customer experience. These projects include
administering Monitor e-mail services and deliverables to subscription customers, developing
and producing site metrics reports, automating routine procedures, analyzing new web
technologies and applying them as appropriate. (45%)
2. Collaborates with web site technical administration team to plan, analyze, develop,
maintain, and administer all csmonitor.com scripts, servers, and systems. Assist in software
development for key projects. (35%)
3. Works on system-level services to ensure proper patch levels on applications and operating
systems. Monitors database integrity. Monitors and maintains system and network security.
Contributes to the web production team as a web technology/security analyst during the design
phase of new projects. (20%)
C. JOB REQUIREMENTS (and preferences):
∑ Education/Experience: Level I: bachelorís degree or certificate in computer science or
related field. Level II: typically 3-5 years of experience supporting and designing complex
computer systems, including hands-on experience programming in current web-site and systems
languages. Level III: 6-8 years of experience described in Level II.
∑ Required Skills: Demonstrated mastery of systems analysis and programming in languages
including Unix shell scripting, Perl5, SQL, HTML, JAVA, XML, XSLT, and other CGI languages.
Ability to write clear documentation. Proficiency in configuring and maintaining common Unix
system servers (mail, web, etc). Proficiency in installing third-party software. Strong
interpersonal communication and project management skills. Strong troubleshooting skills.
Ability to write and debug Perl programs. Experience in Unix, Windows NT, Oracle, and Sendmail
∑ Qualities/Traits: Ability to wonder, see new connections, and share fresh ideas. Ability to
work as part of a small, very busy creative team. Should read widely across many disciplines.
Ability to travel to conferences and business meetings. Enthusiasm, supportive attitude, and
flexibility when supporting staff on technical matters, even when working under pressure.
Company: The Christian Science Monitor