UNIX LINUX Operations Service Engineers
Talent Merchants Inc - Sunnyvale, CA

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As a Service Engineer you'll utilize your rare combination of significant UNIX systems experience, network knowledge, troubleshooting skills, and coding sensibilities to design, deploy, monitor, and automate all operational aspects of revenue-critical search and advertising platforms. The ideal candidate is a technical generalist with skills ranging from production systems/network management to software development.

  • Function as a technical generalist responsible for the overall health and performance of our Search and Ad Serving Platforms
  • Develop tools to automate the deployment, administration, and monitoring of a large-scale Linux environment
  • Gain deep application-level knowledge of the systems as well as contributing to their overall design
  • Work with development teams to harden, enhance, document, and generally improve the operability of our systems
  • Assist in the configuration/build-out of new deployments to facilitate our constant growth

Minimum Job Qualifications
  • Extensive system administration background
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills, including application and network-level troubleshooting ability
  • Strong programming skills in one or more of: C, Perl, Python
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working with development and production operations (SA, Storage, Network) teams

Preferred Job Qualifications
  • 5+ years experience with Linux (RHEL a plus)
  • 5+ years experience administering large-scale UNIX installations (ASP background a plus)
  • Experience with Cloud computing systems and/or Hadoop is a huge plus
  • Experience with enterprise monitoring, change and release management systems
  • Experience with SQL and commonly deployed database systems
  • BS Computer Science