Sr. Cloud Systems Operator/TechOps Engineer
HeadHunters - Palo Alto, CA

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We are a stealth startup with a large audience worldwide. We are looking for someone to take over our Tech and Dev Ops responsibilities and help us scale beyond our very substantial base of users and related page views. The right candidate will create scalable solutions as we deal with secure architecture for both user data and payment information, drive performance improvements and help create a culture of continuous focus on good code and good technical hygiene.


Accomplish the following- first as an IC, but with the expectation of growing a team as we continue to expand:

Production Support (50%) - Actively monitor page views, user traffic, external API calls and other cloud component dependencies -- and react to resolve issues quickly. Build automation tools like alert systems, internal log summary reports, buildout caching systems as needed, etc.

Systems Administration (30%) - Quickly build out servers, installing software, applying patches, keeping them up to date and actively monitoring them for uptime. Recommend system updates, automations, hardware upgrades, etc.

Build / Release Management (10%) - Automate and maintain tools and scripts surrounding builds and releases

Implement and maintain continuous integration and deployment strategies in a highly agile environment

QA / Software Engineering (10%) - Perform quick Level 1 troubleshooting for newly released code by monitoring charts and logs. Monitor trends of app code usage of memory and CPU levels as well as DB queries trends


Direct experience building or managing distributed systems in a high traffic environment

Solid troubleshooting skills across all domains in web apps- app code performance, web server status, OS load, network traffic, database throughput, disk IOPs, etc.

Deep understanding of CentOS, Ubuntu and/or RedHat Linux

Brains and Drive are ultimately more important than perfect experience


The ability to design a scalable system and the desire to grow with the role as staffing increases. We want someone who has a vision of how to "do it right" and the ability to lead a larger team as we continue to grow.


Bachelors of Science in Computer Science or equivalent experience


Competitive base salary + meaningful ownership

Very strong benefits for an early stage startup (health (inc. family), vision, dental)

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