Senior Operations Engineer
Twitter - San Francisco, CA

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Our Operations Engineers have a huge impact on daily life for Twitter engineering groups and users alike. Twitter represents an evolving intersection of web, mobile, and API traffic, all of which is quickly growing. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about building large, scalable, fault-tolerant infrastructure. The impact each engineer has today is long-lasting, and the opportunity to build systems at our scale is unique - join us in the effort!


Ensure scalability and reliability in current and future Twitter systems

Play a key role in significant projects (support, consultant or lead)

Think creatively and work independently, while interacting with product and engineering teams

Troubleshoot issues with hardware, software, applications and network

Directly responsible for site reliability

Take part in a 24x7 on call rotation


4+ years of experience with Linux/Unix/BSD

Proven ability to build large, reliable, scalable infrastructure

Knowledge of basic networking protocols, including TCP/IP, HTTP, NTP, DNS, LDAP, SMTP

Knowledge of storage concepts including RAID levels, filesystems, performance tuning, etc.

Knowledge of monitoring applications including Nagios, Ganglia, Cacti, MRTG

Experience with shell scripting and at least one other scripting language (Ruby or Python preferred)

Track record of practical problem solving


Experience building fault tolerant, scalable systems

Experience automating systems administration tasks

Experience with existing open source projects such as Apache, Hadoop, Scribe, Zookeeper, etc

B.S. in computer science

Active user of Twitter

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