Systems Operations Engineer
Polyvore - Mountain View, CA

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About Us

Polyvore is a new way to discover and shop for things you love. Polyvore's global community has created over 80 million collage-like “sets” that are shared across the web.

Our software engineers develop platforms and tools that harness the creativity of our user community, empowering expression and enabling distribution of their content.

We hire software engineers with a broad set of skills who are ready to build, scale, and make a continual impact.

We’re a product and engineering-driven team of smart, creative people, who work in an open, collaborative environment. We focus on doing a few things well. We work in small, scrappy teams that experiment rapidly, fail fast, learn and iterate quickly so you can focus on what you do best – building great stuff!

About This Job

As a systems operations engineer, you will work on a small team challenged with growing Polyvore’s hardware and commercial/open-source software infrastructure, meeting the increased capacity demands of a growing visitor base, and supporting the expansion of into new verticals and regions. You will actively work on capacity planning, updating the infrastructure to ensure that is extremely fast and reliable. You will be responsible for designing and owning systems that monitor and alarm for errors or capacity problems throughout the infrastructure. You will work directly with configuration management tools like Puppet to ensure that new software and servers can be provisioned quickly, and are up to date and secure. As a systems operations engineer, you will participate in a rotating on-call pager schedule, ensuring that production-affecting issues are dealt with quickly and professionally.


Linux server administration

Advanced scripting using BASH and/or Perl

Puppet or other configuration management suites

Monitoring and data-collection tools like Nagios, Collectd, and Graphite

Use of SQL, understanding of relational databases

Management of RAID arrays, and other server provisioning tasks

IP networking and basic routing

Nice to have

Multi-color web application infrastructure and scaling

Debian package management, building of custom packages, kickstarting

Use of Akamai or other content delivery networks

Use of AWS services such as EC2 and S3

Managing/tuning Java processes running under a JVM (Heap, GC, etc)

Administration of the following systems:
MySQL, Cassandra, Hadoop and/or Solr

Squid, Nginx, and Memcache



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