Sr. Operations Engineer
Elance - Mountain View, CA

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Elance is pioneering a new way to work, helping small businesses level the playing field by providing them with instant access to great talent. Working online transcends geographies, governments, court rooms, and legal systems. We are building the infrastructure to make the online workplace safer, fully compliant, and more productive than any other work environment. And that’s where you come in as the Sr. Operations Engineer.

We're seeking a highly enthusiastic, self-motivated individual who will be a core member of the Operations team. You will need strong skills in implementing and managing high availability, mission critical infrastructure, and should be a dedicated problem solver who can multi-task and prioritize tasks in a fast-paced and demanding environment. This is a full-time position with huge growth potential.

Your responsibilities:
Hardware / OS performance analysis and tuning, enhancements and corrective actions

Script development to automate processes and monitor system performance

Planning of infrastructure changes and improvements

Documentation of implementation processes and procedures

Stay up-to-date with competing technologies

After-Hours and On-Call responsibilities as required or defined

Your qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics or equivalent

Experience with designing, implementing, configuring, administering, and troubleshooting mission-critical, 24x7x365, large-scale environments

Mastery of Linux system administration in an Internet facing, high volume, high growth environment. This would include installation, configuration, hardening, patching, tuning, and monitoring of Linux based systems

5+ years of Linux system administration including data center technical experience

Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to organize and prioritize tasks.

Proficiency with one or more scripting languages: Bash, Python, or equivalent.

Comfortable in a start-up environment where innovation and change are the norm.

Experience managing and configuring web servers (nginx, apache, etc.)

Virtualization using KVM or Xen

Experience with version control systems such as git a plus.

Experience using configuration management systems (Chef, Puppet, CFEngine, etc.) a plus.

About Elance
Come work where people say “Happy Monday” and actually mean it (seriously, no joke).

A funny thing happens when your job is putting mile-wide grins on the faces of online freelancers and the businesses who hire them. You start to smile a lot yourself, knowing you’re helping people live the dream and get great work done ASAP.

You see at Elance we’re not just creating a revolutionary place for businesses to find, hire and work with online freelancers. We’re also creating a fun place to work. And to keep the good times going strong we’re always looking for amazing people ready to help the world work differently.

So check out our job openings in the Silicon Valley, San Francisco and Europe. Then join Elance as we change how the world works, and learn why around here TGIF means “This Gig Is Fantastic.”

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