Sr. Systems Engineer
Tagged - San Francisco, CA

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About the Job:
You are good at what you do, like it, and know UNIX (ideally Linux) well. You've mastered your current environment and everything is rock solid- it's time for your next challenge.

You yearn to work in a team environment where you'll get exposure to scale and other awesome people to learn from. Here's what we have to offer:

Per month: 5 billion page views, 20+ million visitors, 3 petabytes downloaded. Traffic grew 10x smoothly in the past 2 years.

Per second: 30,000 dynamic content requests, 20,000 static content requests, 25,000 DB requests and 1M+ memcached requests.

Hardware: 1000+ co-located servers, page builds often touch 100 machines and average response time is 128 milliseconds.

This is an amazing opportunity for someone who has decided systems and infrastructure administration is for them, has some good experience and wants an opportunity to take it to the next level.

You'll share accountability for guaranteeing uptime - and the pager, one week out of every three weeks. Occasional off hour calls are going to happen, and that's fine.

Requirements:
MUST HAVE: Experience managing large scale hadoop clusters including management of hbase, hive, hdfs, and associated permissions. You may have fixed them when they were broken but you prefer to set them up so they don’t.

Your scripting is good. Your bash, perl and awk are probably better than your Spanish, French, German or even Aramaic. You are comfortable sharing your scripts with others and know how to document stuff to make it easy for others to use.

You are comfortable learning new interfaces and languages.

Your innate curiosity drives you to learn above and beyond the things you need to know for your job.

You've used some form of host automation like puppet or chef.

You have understanding of things like security fundamentals, DNS and bind administration, network topology and IP protocols and other stuff in and around what you do - but you won't necessarily need to use every day.

Troubleshooting is a core part of your mental make up. You have the communication skills and technical ability to get to the root of issues efficiently - and you've always been this way. You are a quick study.

You've been on-call and it doesn't bug you. You've worked in at least one unstable environment and know how to "power through" to get things stable - so that servers don't wake you up at odd hours. You are a problem solver.

You work well with a team of like minded individuals. You enjoy bouncing ideas off others and the net result is an even better idea.

Nice to Have:
Professional experience working with production high availability / high load web systems - if not, you are definitely going to get it here. You know not to wear clown shoes to the co-lo.

You've supported apache / tomcat / php, rolled out & tweaked monitoring tools like Nagios, Cacti or Zenoss and experienced the joy of MTA administration & email deliverability.

You've done some light hacking in your day, building simple websites and taking the time to understand software development so it's easier to work with those pesky software engineering types.

The words "Can you please help the DBA this week?" don't give you a rash.

Awesome classic tshirt collection, foosball skills, gaming aptitude.

You enjoy trying out new hardware and software to improve your environment.

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