System Engineer, Linux
Facebook - Menlo Park, CA

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IT Engineering Infrastructure is looking for veteran systems engineers. Our customers are Facebook’s employees, and we support the systems they rely on to keep the business growing and information safe. We use a combination of open source and off-the-shelf technologies, plus many of the tools developed to run Facebook.com. You will be responsible for IT’s growing Linux environment by solving configuration management, authentication, and scaling problems.
Responsibilities
  • Build, scale, and secure Facebook’s corporate infrastructure, focusing specifically on the Linux environment
  • Combine open-source and commercial technologies to build services that will have an impact on the business
  • Work in a heterogeneous environment containing diverse operating systems and applications, and make them work well together
  • Find ways to leverage the scale and complexity of the larger facebook.com infrastructure to solve problems for IT’s customers
  • Be the final escalation point for issues related to IT Linux systems.
  • Produce systems that are scalable, automated, and well-documented, and train others to take on operations
  • Participate in 24/7 oncall rotation with the backing of an L2 sysadmin group
Requirements
  • BS or MS in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical discipline or equivalent experience
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects with competing priorities in an extremely fast-paced environment
  • Extremely sound knowledge of UNIX and TCP/IP network fundamentals
  • Ruthlessly bent on automation, efficient, and self-service
  • Expert knowledge in Shell scripting and working knowledge of at least one of the following languages is required: PHP, Python, and Java
  • Sharp and tenacious troubleshooting skills: you can fix anything
  • Experience with common monitoring and configuration management tools such as nagios and Chef
  • Configuration and maintenance of common applications such as Apache, Oracle, Squid, MySQL, NFS, DHCP, SSH, DNS, and SNMP
  • Virtualization and block storage experience a plus
  • Good verbal and written communications skills
  • Detail oriented and careful

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