Linux Systems Engineer
EdgeCast Networks, Inc. - Santa Monica, CA

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Delivering any data, anywhere, anytime, EdgeCast is the world’s fastest and most reliable content delivery network. The company was founded in 2006 by technology entrepreneurs with years of experience building companies in the infrastructure, web services, and application delivery spaces. We built our global delivery network to provide the fastest, smartest content delivery on the planet. And, according to the independent experts, we did exactly that - we consistently rank among the very best-performing CDNs in the industry.

Funded by Steamboat Ventures and Menlo Ventures

Highly experienced executive management team with a proven track record

Recently named the #1 fastest growing Internet company in North America by Deloitte and Touche


Be an Engineer and love to build new things. Innovative thinker and creative problem solver.

Be on top of the latest technologies and massive scale DevOps & Agile methodologies.

Actively participate in evolving design and architecture of our provisioning and automation tools.

Perform planning, configuration, deployment and maintenance work associated with the EdgeCast production environments, supporting tens of thousands of Linux servers globally.

Quickly and efficiently troubleshoot issues in order to provide an outstanding support for customers; Determine root cause and implement permanent resolutions for more intricate issues.

Identify areas for process and efficiency improvement within Systems Operations; recommend solutions and assist in overseeing implementation using established best practices.

Provide technical leadership, train and mentor team of systems administrators. Create and maintain detailed documentation.

Build tools to monitor various systems capacity and provide analytics & forecasts for capacity as required.

Evaluate new software / hardware, and develop scalable infrastructure solutions.

Participate in an on-call rotation with a growing team systems administrators and engineers in a 24x7 worldwide presence.


BS/BA is preferred (or equivalent experience).

5+ years of relevant experience in Linux / Unix systems administration, provisioning, configuration, monitoring (Nagios, Zenoss, SNMP, etc) and troubleshooting.

2+ years of programming experience in Python is preferred (Ruby, JavaScript, PHP, or Perl are also acceptable).

2+ years of experience in network technologies (JunOS, IOS).

Excellent understanding of current methodologies in high performance operations and large-scale implementations.

Deep understanding of the Linux OS, internals, kernel & filesystems tuning, protocols and services (such as PXE, DNS, HTTP, NFS, CIFS, FUSE) and troubleshooting utilities (strace, sar, vmstat, mpstat, tcpdump).

Extensive experience in shell scripting/programming skills, systems automation tools (FAI, Kickstart, SaltStack, Puppet, Chef).

Expertise in advanced networking subjects (TCP/IP, BGP, VLAN, Bonding/Trunking, switches, routers & firewalls).

Working knowledge of virtualization technology (KVM, Xen, ESXi, OpenStack), Dell hardware (DRACs, Livecycle Controllers, BIOS, RAID controllers), and Apache/Nginx, MySQL, LVM, LVS software.

Must possess strong documentation skills and be able to work with rapid change, Configuration Management utilities (SaltStack, Puppet, etc), and Source Control (Git, SVN).

Prior experience with CDN, ISP, 2,000+ server environments, or production Internet-facing services for large enterprise customers is highly preferred.


Highly responsible, self-motivated, and able to thrive in an energetic, fast-paced, high growth, entrepreneurial environment.

Excellent organizational skills and resourceful persona required to adapt to a constantly changing technical environment.

Strong team player with a focus on customer service and the ability to forge relationships at all levels of the company and across diverse cultures.

Great analytical and communication skills (written, verbal, presentation and interpersonal).

Ensure all necessary operational processes and procedures are carried out with a high level of attention to detail, expediency and on-time delivery.

Core values - Ethical, respectful, and of highest integrity.


The opportunity to work with a results-oriented, proven entrepreneurial team building the next world-class CDN

Competitive compensation, performance bonus, incentive stock options, comprehensive benefits with matching 401K

Office is centrally located in beautiful Santa Monica, CA

Flexible hours to accommodate long commutes

Employee Referral Bonus program

Education and Training

Excellent career growth potential

Paid certification training in your field (PMP, Scrummaster, etc.)

EdgeCast University – monthly seminars teaching staff on company and industry advances, technologies and trends

Company Wellness program(s)

EdgeCast Fit Club, - group circuit training and nutritional wellness classes

Subsidized gym membership

Fresh Fruit Tuesdays – EdgeCast provides fresh fruit for all of our staff on a weekly basis

Fun corporate culture

Bring your kids to work day

Annual Company Summer Picnic

Annual Holiday Party

Fun Quarterly Update Meetings

Regular Food perks: In-N-Out Truck, Beer/Pizza Friday’s, Coffee Cart, Ice Cream Socials, Various other food trucks/eating socials

Friendly Office Competitions – Ugly sweater contest, Dance contest, Product tag –line contest, Costume contest, etc

Corporate Discounts on Entertainment, Dining, Shopping, Electronics, and many more!

Equal Opportunity Employer EOE/AA M/F/D/V

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