Acxiom - Foster City, CA

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Sr. Site Reliability Engineer
Foster City, CA
Acxiom is looking for individuals who want to work in a dynamic, ever-changing industry with cutting edge technology and strong team environments. As a Sr. Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) at Acxiom Corporation, you will be tasked with keeping our systems up and running 24 hours per day, 365 days per year to support billions of transactions. SRE's develop automated tools to provision servers, deploy software packages, monitor system health, detect and repair applications or servers that are misbehaving. We also track performance issues and look at long-term trends to correct issues and look for ways to make our systems run even faster and more efficiently. We fix it BEFORE it is a problem. The SRE team is empowered with the knowledge and responsibility to fix just about any operational issue we may encounter, problem solve with other Technical Operations and Engineering teams as appropriate, and follow any issue through to its completion.

So if changing the wheels on a car going 100mph sounds like fun then keep reading!

The ideal candidate for this position will have strong systems administration skills, a solid engineering background and at least 3 years hands-on experience in high volume, high transactional environments. You must be comfortable using whatever tools or method is required to get the job done. You would also enjoy researching, developing, and testing new ideas and tools to improve site performance, maintenance and reliability.

It is imperative that the person in this role work well in a fast-paced collaborative environment and be able to apply critical thinking and strong problem solving skills to complex production environment scenarios to ensure high availability. And finally, you must be customer focused with a passion for service, driving for results over technique.

Here are a few other things you’ll be doing:

·Work closely with other engineers to guide design and reliability discussion to maintain fault-tolerant systems
·Keep a watchful eye on our various internal and external monitoring tools and systems to track production capacity and performance
·Automate, automate and automate
·Participate in capacity planning/analysis and performance analysis activities.
·Key contributor to enabling our continuous delivery model
·Troubleshoot issues across the board – hardware, software, applications, network – you name it
·Manage our hybrid cloud environments
·Minimum of 10 years related experience with a Bachelor's degree
·8+ years’ experience with Linux/Unix/BSD
·Practical knowledge of shell scripting and at least one of the following scripting languages - Python, Ruby, Perl
·Capable of prioritizing efforts without constant management involvement
·Track record of practical solving and excellent communication and organization skills
·Tack-sharp analytical abilities, coupled with a strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive
·Ability to handle periodic on-call duty
·PACT – Passion, Accountability, Creativity and Teamwork (foundation of Acxiom’s culture)
·Experience with end-to-end solutions, including code, hardware, and networks
·Passion for open source communities and philosophies
·Software engineering background with experience in Java, .Net
About Acxiom
Acxiom is an enterprise data, analytics and software as a service company that uniquely fuses trust, experience and scale to fuel data-driven results. For over 40 years, Acxiom has been an innovator in harnessing the most important sources and uses of data to strengthen connections between people, businesses and their partners. Utilizing a channel and media neutral approach, we leverage cutting-edge, data-oriented products and services to maximize customer value. Every week, Acxiom powers more than a trillion transactions that enable better living for people and better results for our 7,000+ global clients. For more information about Acxiom, visit
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Primary Location : United States-California-Foster City

Schedule : Full-time
Job Posting : Jun 21, 2013, 11:31:24 AM

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