Unix System Administrator
Point Inside, Inc. - Bellevue, WA

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We’re changing the way people shop. And we want you to help us.

Point Inside is a rapidly growing technology company at the exciting intersection of mobile, indoor location services and retailing. Our unique indoor location technologies are driving the new generation of in-store retailer-customer engagement with the largest retailers on the planet. By combining a unique understanding of the shopper location inside the store, the proximity of products and customer purchase intent, we can deliver highly targeted, personalized deals in real-time.

We’re looking for a Unix System Administrator will experience in high-volume ecommerce and web application environments. The ideal candidate designs, implements, and supports server, caching, storage, and networking solutions that handle 10M+ web requests daily. Key areas of responsibility include server, storage, and application deployment in the Amazon EC2 linux environment specifically to support high-availability, security, and fast response times.

Primary Responsibilities

Implement server, caching, and storage designs for high-availability in the face of availability zone degradation

Establish auto-scaling groups to deliver reliable, speedy application services during high demand periods

Establish robust monitoring and alarming practices for 24/7 applications

Expand on standard server and data security practices to include automated verifications and alerting

Diagnose and help resolve production Java application issues at the network, server, and application levels

Automate server set-up, application deployment, and common monitoring and troubleshooting activities

Write support scripts or jobs in ruby and shell utilizing AWS API calls

Perform development, test, and production software deployments and troubleshooting

Manage individual time and priorities as necessary to achieve project goals

Provide on-call support as part of a rotation, troubleshoot and resolve issues

Plan and execute disaster recovery scenarios

Help us prepare for the Chaos Monkey


5+ years Unix system administration experience in commercial ecommerce and web application environments

2+ years experience production experience with Amazon EC2, Rack Space, or top tier cloud IaaS solution

Deep understanding of Unix internals including IPC, shared memory, swap management, and sysctls

Experience with Chef, Puppet, or similar configuration management tool

Fluency in one or more scripting languages including ruby, shell, python, or perl; SQL a big plus

Detailed knowledge of the TCP/IP protocol, routing, subnetting, and HTTP, SMTP, SSH, and SMTP protocols

A passion for big systems, big data, and continuous improvement

Hadoop and MapReduce experience a plus

Key Success Factors

§ Within 1 month, you understand or production application environments

Within 2 months, you will perform application deployments and troubleshooting

Within 4 months, you participate in hybrid cloud and datacenter deployments

Within 6 months, you will define and implement server and caching optimizations for our applications

Important Notes:
All of our positions are based in our Bellevue, WA office. We do not offer relocation assistance.

Please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@pointinside.com .

Point Inside is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About this company
We’re changing the way people shop, and we’re going big; working with the top retailers on the planet. Point Inside is a...