Sr. Operations Engineer, Team Lead
Turn - Redwood City, CA

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Turn delivers real-time insights that transform the way leading advertising agencies and marketers make decisions. Our cloud applications and Internet-scale architecture work together to provide a complete picture of customers, execute cross-channel campaigns, and connect with a worldwide ecosystem of over 100 partners. Turn is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in Amsterdam, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, London, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, and San Francisco. Company revenue has more than doubled every year of Turn’s existence. For more information, visit or follow @turnplatform.
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You will be a critical member of the Technical Operations team for a fast-growing, successful start-up in the online data-driven advertising business. This team is responsible for the continuous, successful operation of our company’s core assets – the engine of our business. Our datacenter and production footprint spans the globe with operations in North America, Europe and Asia.
In this role, you will be the authority on automated deployment infrastructure, system operations, and system monitoring for a portion of our infrastructure. Your advanced system administration skills will be utilized on projects to dig deep into our application architecture and perform sophisticated performance tuning.
Key Responsibilities
Responsible for the maintaining, documenting and improving our automated deployment infrastructure
Maintain and expand our high frequency monitoring system, and write code to visualize data collected in real time
Dig deep into hardware, driver, Linux kernel, and TCP stack issues to troubleshoot problems and improve system performance.
Lead efforts to evaluate new tools and technologies and take leading edge techniques and technologies into use in our operational stack.
Comfortable in 24x7 operations, you are experienced in the operations environment and capable of dealing with incidents and performing on-call shift rotations.
Lead and direct team members’ technical work. Use your experience to mentor and coach team members. Must be an excellent verbal and written communicator.
Required Skills
BS/MS in a technical field from a top university, or demonstrated equivalent experience.
At least 4 years’ experience working in a production, Linux-based environment (hundreds or thousands of servers); at least 2 years personal experience designing and deploying best of breed automation systems and/or commercial software.
Solid understanding of load balancing, UNIX-related network services, TCP/IP networking and DNS
Experience deploying distributed monitoring infrastructure with a large web-based company
Minimum 3+ yrs of Linux configuration and administration, core operating systems expertise, including networking setup and maintenance
Experience in RHEL/CentOS
Experience in Web Server administration: Tomcat, Nginx and Apache
Experience in scripting languages: Ruby/Python/Perl
Experience with implementation of Squid, Varnish and Memcached
Location: Redwood City
In addition to our great environment, we offer a competitive base salary, bonus program, stock options, employee development programs and other comprehensive benefits. Please send a cover letter along with your resume when applying to the position of interest located at We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. No phone calls and no recruiting agencies, please.