Linux Systems Engineer
Blackboard Mobile - San Francisco, CA

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Systems Engineer, Blackboard Mobile San Francisco, CA COMPANY OVERVIEW Blackboard Mobile is a division of Blackboard Inc., a global leader in enterprise technology and innovative solutions that improves the experience of millions of students and faculty for each of our client institutions around the world, every day. We pride ourselves on creating well-designed mobile solutions for two important education products - Blackboard Mobile Learn is a product that allows students and faculty to access teaching and learning wherever and whenever they want through a variety of mobile devices - developed in natively for the iPad, iPhone, Android, and Blackberry. Blackboard Mobile Central enables delivery of a rich set of campus life services and content in mobile apps uniquely branded for each institution. With an iOS device, Android, or other device with a mobile web browser, users across the globe can navigate course catalogs and campus maps, get real-time updates on their course schedules, campus events, news, and sports teams, and access many more features!

POSITION: Blackboard Mobile°s state-of-the-art Mobile Infrastructure systems handle significant and growing volumes of data from ingestion to delivery, in use by hundreds of thousands of students, faculty, and alumni. We°re looking for a seasoned Systems Engineer to join our growing DevOps " Reliability Team. The ideal candidate will have extensive hands-on experience administering Linux-based, open-source infrastructure systems, preferably in support of highly available web applications. Most importantly, the right individual will be highly motivated, with a positive “can-do ” attitude and a passion for delivering technical solutions in a fast-paced environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES: • Operating and maintaining Blackboard ’s Mobile Application Ecosystem and Infrastructure • Configuring, monitoring and administrating Linux and Mac OS X systems and middleware • Performing daily " monthly maintenance tasks such as patching, upgrades, security updates, etc. • Troubleshooting and resolving issues related to mobile applications development and deployment • Support and build upon automation tools (Chef, Capistrano, etc) • Reports to the Senior Technical Operations Manager for project direction and mentoring • Participation in 24/7 on-call rotation REQUIREMENTS: • Self-starter, desire to thrive in a fast-paced environment • Excellent communication skills, capable of conducting technical discussions in English • Solid experience (3+ years) with Linux based systems • Expertise in configuring and administering LAMP stack environments • Experience configuring, monitoring, and performance-tuning database systems (MySQL, Postgres, MongoDB) in a high-availability, high-transactional environment • Experience performing and automating systems maintenance tasks using open source tools (e.g. Nagios) • Experience with system configuration management and automation tools (e.g. Chef, Puppet, Capistrano, etc) • Hands on experience administering and supporting an environment with multiple servers (50+ servers) • Experience with one or more development or scripting languages (PHP, Ruby, Python, Java, etc) DESIRED: • Previous work experience in a start-up environment • Experience using and administering software version control systems (SVN, Git, etc) • Experience with open source technologies and the desire to give back to the community • Familiarity with Atlassian Suite (Confluence, JIRA, Crowd, Bamboo, etc.) • Experience with cloud based hosting (Rackspace, AWS, etc) Some of our Great Benefits • San Francisco office in the heart of Jackson Square – surrounded by North Beach " the FiDi.

  • Competitive salary. • Full benefits, 401K matching. • Flexible work schedule - we want you to create amazing products, not punch a ticket. • Use of top of the line mobile phones and equipment.
  • Subsidized public transportation. • Fully stocked snacks " drinks, and food from the Ferry Building for grilling. • Perks such as ping-pong, pool table, happy hours, patio grilling, nerf darts, and endless choices of surround-sound music. We like to have fun, too!

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Blackboard Mobile is a division of Blackboard Inc. We pride ourselves on creating well-designed mobile solutions that leverage powerful...