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Senior Systems Administrator

Penthouse Internet, the largest adult entertainment company in the world has an opening for a Senior Systems Administrator in their Sunnyvale Office. Penthouse has numerous openings for talented and driven individuals. If you want to be a part of a company that is now one of the most trafficked websites in the world, then Penthouse Internet is the place for you. Penthouse Internet is looking for hard-working and motivated individuals who will need to work on our premises and who have proven experience as a Senior Level Web UI Designer.

Willing to pay relocation cost up to $5,000 if needed
The ideal candidate must have experience with:

  • 6+ year experience administering Linux required.
  • Experience with Apache and high volume virtual servers.
  • Experience with NAS solutions, such as NetApp.
  • Experience with high volume mail servers, preferably qmail.
  • Experience with network monitoring, ie. Big Brother, netsaint, mrtg.
  • Experience with kickstart or jumpstart maintenance and implementation.
  • Solid knowledge of load balancers and Cisco networking equipment,with experience in analysis and system performance tuning as well as troubleshooting network problems.
  • Solid knowledge of protocols such as DNS, HTTP, SMTP, SNMP.
  • Solid knowledge of OSI model.
  • Fluent in Perl or Shell Scripting, with experience implementing automation and monitoring using shell scripting and other related tools.

Other requirements:

  • Strong communication skills.
  • Comfortable with adult content.
  • Ability to implement automation and monitoring using shell scripting and other related tools
  • Able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the US within three days of employment. We are not willing to sponsor any candidate.

The salary range is $80,000 to $100,000 plus quarterly bonuses
Penthouse Internet has an excellent benefit package that includes:

  • Immediate company paid health insurance, life insurance, LTD, AD&D and a company EAP.
  • Dental and Vision Plan.
  • Matching 401(k) up to 4% of annual salary with no vesting period.
  • PTO and Holiday Pay.
  • Casual environment with workable hours.
  • Individual bonus plan after 90 days of employment.

Please submit your resume to jobs@various.com.





Accounting Manager

Founded in 1996 and located in Sunnyvale, California, Various, Inc. is one of the oldest and largest global online relationship networks with more than 75 million registered members. FriendFinder is a technology-focused organization and was recently acquired by Penthouse, Inc. We are rapidly growing our Accounting Department. Due to the nature of our business, you must be comfortable with adult content.

Due to our rapid growth we are seeking a technically strong accounting professional to join our Finance team to work with the Corporate Controller in managing our 15 person staff and our accounting / reporting functions. We are seeking a skilled, hands-on manager with excellent people skills to work in a fast-paced environment; a self-starter who will take “ownership” of their area of responsibility. You must be comfortable with adult content.

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Minimum 5 years supervisory experience
  • Strong GAAP knowledge with ability to proactively identify and solve emerging accounting related issues.
  • Exceptional writing / verbal skills for addressing rationale and respective policies and procedures
  • Demonstrated knowledge of accounting practices; ability to mentor and convey respective knowledge to staff and lead them in the implementation of procedural changes
  • Ability to analyze and interpret financial data clearly
  • Experience with consolidations, acquisitions, revenue recognition and SOX preferred
  • Prefer advanced Excel knowledge; experience with Great Plains a plus
  • Prefer CPA, or candidate, and public sector experience
  • Prior e-commerce experience ideal
  • Audit experience, also preferred

Responsibilities:

  • Manage and direct the staff with the monthly / year-end closing process.
  • Prepare and manage the monthly close schedules, ensuring that activities and functions are met within set time frames
  • Review / approve account analysis, reconciliations and journal entries
  • Manage and direct the transaction accounting areas, such as A/P, A/R, for accuracy and timeliness of transactions, including problem solving processes
  • Key focus on more complex accounts and transactions, including consolidations, purchase accounting, new revenue streams transactions
  • Enhance internal controls on an ongoing basis, working with the Controller to develop / implement policies and procedures
  • Mentor and coach employees in order to enhance accounting knowledge
  • Work with the Controller on an ongoing basis to review, refine and recommend staff and technology efficiencies
  • Other tasks as may be required

Salary Up to $100,000 DOE plus quarterly bonuses.

We offer an excellent benefit package that includes: company paid medical, life, and LTD insurance as well as a matching 401(k), tuition reimbursement, PTO, paid holidays and a casual work environment.

Please submit your resume to jobs@various.com.





Senior Accountant

Penthouse Internet, the largest adult entertainment company in the world has an opening for a Senior Accountant in their Sunnyvale Office. Penthouse has numerous openings for talented and driven individuals. If you want to be a part of a company that is now one of the most trafficked websites in the world, then Penthouse Internet is the place for you. Penthouse Internet is looking for hard-working and motivated individuals who will need to work on our premises and who have proven experience as a Senior Accountant.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the accurate and timely preparation of monthly financial statements.
  • Prepare monthly balance sheet reconciliation and appropriate supporting documentation for detailed reporting to management.
  • Reviews, investigates and corrects errors and inconsistencies in financial entries, documents, and reports.
  • Maintain and monitor fixed assets schedule.
  • Compiles and prepares general ledger reports as needed.
  • Assist in identifying and resolving accounting and internal control issues in a timely manner.
  • Drive process efficiency and continuous improvement within the department.
  • Other projects/duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of accounting experience working for a public company
  • Educational background in accounting or related field preferred.
  • Comfortable with ADULT CONTENT
  • Proficiency with MS Excel, Word and Outlook.
  • Auditing experience preferred, P&L, General Ledger & reconciliation a MUST.
  • Salary is $80-85K

    Penthouse Internet has an excellent benefit package that includes:

    • Immediate company paid health insurance, life insurance, LTD, AD&D and a company EAP.
    • Dental and Vision Plan
    • Matching 401(k) up to 4% of annual salary with no vesting period
    • PTO and Holiday Pay
    • Casual environment with workable hours

    Please submit your resume to jobs@various.com





    Business Analyst

    FriendFinder Networks is looking for a few talented math experts to work in our Analytics Group as Business Analysis. FriendFinder Networks is newly acquired by Penthouse Internet. This position reports directly into the Vice President of Business Operations and will work closely with the President of our Internet group. We want people that flourish in an entrepreneurial environment. If you want to be part of a company that is now one of the most trafficked websites in the world, then FriendFinder Networks is the place for you. Take the imitative and submit your resume today.

    Here's what you need to be successful:
    • Developing reporting goals to match each site*s unique business objectives
    • Customizing reports for site tracking
    • Integrating packaged software into a customer's IT infrastructure
    • Configuring Web Analytics software to meet client goals
    • Interpreting web statistics
    • Integrating web analytics into each firm's online marketing strategy
    • Degree in Math or Statistics

    Salary: $50,000 to $75,000 plus quarterly bonuses



    San Francisco Bay Area candidates only

    About FriendFinder Networks

    Founded in 1996 and located in Sunnyvale, California, FriendFinder Networks is one of the oldest and largest global online relationship networks with more than 75 million registered members. Various, Inc. has an excellent benefit package that includes:
    • Immediate company paid health insurance, life insurance, LTD, AD&D and EAP
    • Company quarterly bonus plan
    • Matching 401(k) up to 4% of annual salary with no vesting period
    • PTO and Holiday Pay
    Please submit your resume to
    jobs@friendfinderinc.com




    Senior Programmer



    Want to make a difference? And have fun doing it too?

    Penthouse Internet, the largest adult entertainment company in the world has an opening for a talented Senior Perl Programmers in their Sunnyvale Office. Penthouse has numerous openings for talented and driven individuals. If you want to be a part of a company that is now one of the most trafficked websites in the world, then Penthouse Internet is the place for you.

    Willing to pay relocation cost up to $5,000 if needed

    Position Responsibilities:
    • Work with project managers to implement features that enhance the overall user experience
    • Design code modules that scale well under heavy load
    • Interface with graphic designers to assist with front-end development
    • Work with QA analysts to resolve issues before going live
    Desired Qualifications:
    • 3+ years' experience with PERL and mod_perl
    • Solid SQL and relational database knowledge
    • HTML fluency
    • Understanding how high volume and a load-balanced environment can affect coding approach
    • Self-motivated problem solver
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills

    Salary is $85,000 to $100,000 base with great benefits and bonus plan.



    Penthouse Internet has an excellent benefit package that includes:
    • Immediate company paid health insurance, life insurance, LTD, AD&D and a company EAP
    • Dental and Vision Plan
    • Matching 401(k) up to 4% of YTD earnings with no vesting period
    • PTO and Holiday Pay
    • Casual environment with workable hours
    Please send your resume to
    jobs@various.com..






    SEO Engineer

    FriendFinder Networks, a top 100 most visited website and newly acquired by Penthouse Internet, has an opening for a SEO Engineer in our Sunnyvale Office. We have numerous openings for talented and driven individuals in our sales group. This is a newly developed position within our Technology Department. If you want to be a part of a company that is now one of the most trafficked websites in the world, then Various, Inc. is the place for you. take the initiative and submit your resume today. You will never know until you take the challenge and submit your resume for a career opportunity of a life time

    here's what you need to be successful:
    • Hands-on optimization work, including html page construction, site architecture, content, keyword research
    • Perform extensive analysis on keywords and manage keyword portfolio
    • Assist in the translation of business requirements into product specifications
    • Continually monitor new advancements in SEO and evaluating their risk/reward
    • Prepare SEO recommendations and implement
    • Build knowledge of search engine optimization best practices
    This is what will get you there:
    • 3+ years of SEO experience
    • Understand the major factors influencing organic search crawling, indexing and keyword ranking
    • 3+ years HTML, CSS, JavaScript and web design experience required to write optimized and concise HTML Title and Meta Description/Keyword tags
    • Clear Verbal and Written communication skills
    • Strong understanding of web usability and site design/development
    • Ability to work independently use problem solving skills
    • Ability to adapt quickly and seamlessly in an ever-changing industry

    Salary $45,000 to $80,000



    San Francisco Bay area candidates only. FriendFinder Networks, enjoys millions of users online simultaneously with thousands of new ones every hour globally. If you want to be a part of a company that is now one of the most trafficked websites in the world, then Various, Inc. is the place for you. We are a technology-focused organization. We offer an excellent benefit package that includes: company paid medical, life, and LTD insurance as well as a matching 401(k), tuition reimbursement, PTO, paid holidays and a casual work environment.

    Please submit your resume to
    jobs@friendfinderinc.com




    Web Designer

    No resumes will be accepted without 4 examples of your work.

    Founded in 1996 and located in Sunnyvale, California, Various, Inc. is one of the oldest and largest global online relationship networks with more than 75 million registered members. FriendFinder is a technology-focused organization and was recently acquired by Penthouse, Inc. We are rapidly growing our Graphic Department. Due to the nature of our business, you must be comfortable with adult content.

    Responsibilities:
    • The Web Designer will work directly with the Director of User Experience, Project Managers, User Interface designers, web developers, Quality Engineers and others in the design of the overall look and feel of FriendFinder Network’s, and Penthouse's creative content, including: marketing collateral (banners and other promotional tools), site cover page designs, branding/identity, print ads, site graphical elements, flash/interactive designs, etc.
    • Produce world-class, modern graphic designs with an understanding of usability, and modern “web 2.0” styles and trends
    Job Requirements:
    • Education and experience: Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design, Information Design, Digital Media Design or equivalent. 3+ Years experience as a key member of a Web Graphic Design team participating in the complete product development lifecycle. Experience with social communities, preferably
    • Design: Innovative, modern (web 2.0) design skills with strong information design/information architecture skills, thorough understanding of graphic/asset optimization, excellent typography, color theory
    • Technical skills: Must be fluent in PhotoShop, Illustrator, Flash (at least animation/timeline and some basic actionscripting). Must have solid grasp of graphic and web design principles and good understanding of current web technologies (html, dhtml, css)
    • Communication skills: Candidates must able to collaborate effectively with others in a cross-functional team, and be able to rationalize and present their design ideas and decisions effectively
    • Organizational Skills: Must be able to prioritize and manage work and to adhere to critical project timelines in a fast-paced environment (2-week project release cycle). Ability to manage multiple high priority projects, simultaneously and efficiently
    • Experience with video and flash video integration a plus
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Understanding of branding, identity and positioning
    • Comfortable with adult content

    Salary is $27 to $30 an hour



    Penthouse offers an excellent benefit package that includes: immediate company paid medical, life and LTD insurance, along with matching 401(k), PTO, paid holidays, casual work environment and tuition assistance and other incentives.

    Please submit your resume (including portfolio URL) and 4 examples of your work to
    jobs@friendfinderinc.com.




    Senior Flash ActionScript Programmer

    PLEASE READ THIS WHOLE AD BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR RESUME

    Want to be a part of the largest online personals network? The Friend Finder Network has over 28 million members and continues to grow. Various, Inc. is looking for hard-working and motivated individuals who will need to work on our premises and who have proven experience as a Senior Level ActionScript Application Programmer or Manager.

    If you're a Flash Designer, please do NOT apply.

    Job requirements:

    • MUST HAVE 6+ years experience of all requirements below.
    • Must have expert knowledge of ActionScript 2.0/3.0 and Object Oriented Programming.
    • Hands-on experience on Client-Server applications.
    • Thorough experience with dynamic, interactive content in Flash 7 or later versions.
    • Familiar with Flash Remoting Server, Flash Communication Server and Socket Server.
    • Successful track record of compatibility, detection, and optimization techniques with Flash & Adobe products.
    • Online game programming is a plus.
    • Ability to interface well with Flash/Traditional Graphic Designers for look and feel and traditional Engineers for back-end logic/content conversion.
    • A hungry design/development mind who wants to push the envelope with Flash technology.
    • Samples of professional interactive Flash development - Internet accessible.
    • Knowledge of Flex, C++, C#, Java is a plus.
    • Comfortable with adult content.

    Salary is $100,000 to $150,000

    Two examples of your work must be attached. DO NOT refer us to a site to look at your work or resume. Your resume must come as an attachment with the two examples of your work to be considered.

    Please submit your resume and 2 examples of your work to:

    jobs@friendfinderinc.com

    Various, Inc. offers an excellent benefit package that includes: immediate company paid medical, life and LTD insurance, along with matching 401(k), PTO, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, discretionary bonuses and other benefits.





    Senior Network Administrator

    Penthouse Internet, the largest adult entertainment company in the world has an opening for a Senior Network Administrator in their Sunnyvale Office. Penthouse has numerous openings for talented and driven individuals. If you want to be a part of a company that is now one of the most trafficked websites in the world, then Penthouse Internet is the place for you.

    Penthouse Internet is looking for hard-working and motivated individuals who will need to work on our premises and who have proven experience as a Senior Level Network Administrator.Willing to pay relocation cost up to $5,000 if eligible

    The ideal candidate must have experience with:

    • 5+ years experience with Linux a must
    • 5+ years of Networking as a primary job function
    • Proficient with Cisco gear & technologies up to 6500/7600/GSR
    • Strong knowledge of routing protocols, including BGP & OSPF
    • 3+ years of actively supporting a large-scale environments
    • Experience with network security, including firewalls, IPsec or SSL VPNs, IDS, IPS, SecurID, Cisco MARS, etc.
    • Strong fundamental understanding & troubleshooting of TCP, UDP, IP, and IP addressing / subnet masking / design
    • Ability and willingness to provide shared 24/7 network support duties, participate in on-call schedule including maintenance windows
    • Strong documentation and written communication skills
    • Last but not least, a passion and sense of ownership and accountability for monitoring and maintaining our network resources
    • Must have a CCIE certification
    • Extensive experience with peering and BGP configuration

    Other requirements:

    • Excellent communications skills, highly motivated, and believes in quality of work and service.
    • Ability to automate routine tasks, using any means necessary
    • Knowledge of open source tools, as related to use in Networking
    • Additional IT experience in other fields (Development, Systems, Security)
    • Hosting / ASP / Content provider / edge experience, especially in a high connections/throughput environment
    • Experience with design & remediation with respect to compliance (CISP / PCI 1.1, SOX, etc.)
    • Comfortable with adult content.
    • Able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the US within three days of employment. We are not willing to sponsor any candidate.

    The salary range is $90,000 to $125,000 based on experience plus quarterly bonuses

    Penthouse Internet has an excellent benefit package that includes:

    • Immediate company paid health insurance, life insurance, LTD, AD&D and a company EAP.
    • Dental and Vision Plan
    • Matching 401(k) up to 4% of annual salary with no vesting period
    • PTO and Holiday Pay
    • Casual environment with workable hours
    • Individual bonus plan after 90 days of employment

    Please submit your resume to jobs@various.com





    HTML Developer



    Penthouse Internet, the largest adult entertainment company in the world has an opening for an HTML Developer in their Sunnyvale Office. Penthouse has numerous openings for talented and driven individuals. If you want to be a part of a company that is now one of the most trafficked websites in the world, then Penthouse Internet is the place for you. Penthouse Internet is looking for hard-working and motivated individuals who will need to work on our premises and who have proven experience as a HTML Developer.

    Job requirements:
    • 3+ years front end web development experience
    • Be able to hand-code HTML (written test will be given)
    • Intermediate to expert Proficiency in javascript
    • Expert proficiency in CSS
    • Excellent problem-solving, organizational, and communication skills
    • Comfortable collaborating with multiple stakeholders and departments
    • Ability to create functional HTML pages from design mockups using Adobe Image Ready
    • Working knowledge of Photoshop
    • Knowledge of cross-browser issues
    • Attention to detail
    • An eye for UI Design
    • Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop
    • Comfortable with adult content
    • Knowledge of cross-browser issues

    Desired Skills:
    • Basic Flash/Actionscripting proficiency
    • Knowledge of affiliate marketing programs
    • Some knowledge of emerging web technologies (AJAX, etc.)
    • Basic SEO Stategies
    • Understanding the Web Usability
    • Basic to intermediate graphic design skills


    Salary Range is $22-$25 an hour PLUS Quarterly Bonus

    Penthouse Internet has an excellent benefit package that includes:
    • Immediate company paid health insurance, life insurance, LTD, AD&D and a company EAP.
    • Dental and Vision Plan
    • Matching 401(k) up to 4% of annual salary with no vesting period
    • PTO and Holiday Pay
    • Casual environment with workable hours


    Please submit your resume to
    jobs@various.com.








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