Systems Engineer - San Francisco, CA

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Help build and grow the core services that powers change on the world's largest petition platform.
This includes building and scaling those core services and removing obstacles that prevent great things from happening by building fast and reliable services. Our current server stack is built around Nginx, Ruby on Rails, Java, Dropwizard, Redis and MySQL. is the world's largest petition platform, empowering people everywhere to create the change they want to see. A certified B corporation, is the world’s fastest growing online platform for social change, with more than 30 million users in 196 countries.

Every day people use our tools to transform their communities – locally, nationally and globally. Whether it's a mother fighting bullying in her daughter's school, customers pressing banks to drop unfair fees, or citizens holding corrupt officials to account, thousands of campaigns have won on – and more are winning every week.

to be part of a small, close-knit team

to work for a profitable company that is making the world better

to build and scale our core services used by people all over the world

built that cool service or tool your peers used and then wonder how they ever worked without

sound understanding of Linux, process management, networking and network protocols

experience in scalable web site deployments

familiarity with MySQL, MongoDB, and/or Redis

working knowledge of Ruby on Rails, Unicorn & Nginx

knowledge of Chef or similar configuration management tools

properly size-up a situation to understand the potential risk versus gain

put in place tools to ensure the reliability, availability and serviceability of a service

identify and analyze issues across the entire stack

learn new skills quickly as the need arises

wear a pager and work to ensure it never goes off

guarantee that every instance comes up perfectly, every time

pair program with Rails developers and learn the whole stack

teach, learn, and document

JVM configuration and performance tuning


MySQL multi-master

Competitive salary, health care, and benefits

Window-filled office in Potrero Hill, San Francisco's design district

Catered meals, snacks, and drinks — and we’re across the street from Whole Foods

Work-life balance (e.g. remote working, happy hours, and Settlers tournaments)

Most rad co-workers you’ll ever have

Dog-friendly workspace (meet our four-legged friends Kentucky and Carl)

Satisfaction of good and meaningful work

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, physical disability, or length of time spent unemployed.

We are working for a world where no one is powerless, and where creating change is a part of everyday life. We're just getting started, and we hope you'll join us.