Senior Systems Operations Engineer
Topsy Labs, Inc. - San Francisco, CA

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Topsy Labs is building the world's largest realtime search and analytics engine for the social web. We are a well-funded and fast growing technology company that is poised at the intersection of big data, search and social. If you have what it takes and looking to join a team that is doing the impossible, look no further!

The Senior Systems Operations Engineer will be responsible for deploying and configuring servers, installing and configuring application software, creating and maintaining user accounts, backing up and restoring files, monitoring and tuning performance, configuring a secure system, and monitoring and auditing security. 24 hour on call rotation required.

Qualifications and Required skills:
  • Expert level experience managing large Linux environment in 24/7 high-availability production environment
  • Expert level experience administrating MySQL, Apache, DNS, NFS
  • Experience managing Debian based Linux distributions including custom package management and creation ( Ubuntu, Debian )
  • Experience administrating large Hadoop clusters ( hdfs, hbase, mapreduce )
  • Managing Network/System monitoring software ( nagios, cacti, ganglia, graphite )
  • Experience with large scale automated installation, configuration and deployment methods ( puppet, kickstart, pxe, dhcp )
  • Proficency with source control ( git, svn )
  • Network configuration and system hardening experience
  • Ability to script in Python, Perl, Ruby or PHP required
  • Bachelors Degree (preferred) in CS, CIS or equivalent
Bonus Points:
  • Formal software development experience
  • LDAP Administration
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services
  • Knowledge of C/C++, java and SQL
  • Knowledge of other RedHat, CentOS, Gentoo, FreeBSD environments
  • Knowledge of rsync, chroot environments, django, fabric
  • Knowledge of Cisco IOS, BGP
  • Knowledge of A10 load balancers

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