Senior Operations Engineer
Netflix - Los Gatos, CA

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Movie streaming is core to Netflix’s growth strategy. At the heart of Netflix technology is the Cloud Persistence platform, which serves as the distributed database foundation for global data persistence and replication, and powers the user experience of millions of customers every day.

Netflix is one of the largest users of Cassandra in AWS and we are looking for an experienced, talented and motivated Senior Operations Engineer to join our Cassandra Operations Team. We are a small team responsible for the availability and performance of all production Cassandra database clusters deployed around the world and power many aspects of the Netflix streaming experience.

To be successful in this role you must never accept that a production system is working “well enough,” and be tenacious in analyzing and resolving technical issues. You must be a quick learner who can work with minimal direction and achieve maximum results.

Responsibilities:
- Deploy and maintain test and production Cassandra clusters in AWS
- Identify and test potential operational issues in new versions of Cassandra and related tools
- Define monitoring and alert thresholds for all clusters
- Represent Cassandra Operations team on during production issues
- Participate in 24 x 7 on-call shifts
- Writing and maintaining scripts to automate recurring tasks

Minimum Job Qualifications:
- Relevant experience operating customer impacting services
- Experience identifying key metrics and configuring production monitoring systems
- Successful track record of delivering quality results in complex cross-functional projects
- Self-motivated, proactive, curious, responsible and flexible
- Experience in Linux administration

Preferred Job Qualifications:
- Strong experience troubleshooting distributed systems, preferably Java-based
- Proficiency with NoSQL database systems, preferably Cassandra
- Experience with RESTful resource-oriented web services
- Operations experience with cloud services and technologies
- Solid understanding of the Software as a Service (SaaS) model in the online environment
- Python, Java, PERL or other scripting/programming language experience (in order of preference)

You can learn more about the Cassandra Operations team at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Vvc58oqox0

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