Linux Systems Engineer
Blackboard Mobile - San Francisco, CA

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Systems Engineer - Not eligible for Visa candidates San Francisco, CA POSITION: Our state-of-the-art Mobile infrastructure systems handle significant and growing volumes of data from ingestion to delivery, in support of the hundreds of thousands of students, faculty and alumni who use our products. We°re looking for an experienced Systems Engineer to join our growing DevOps and Reliability Team. The ideal candidate will have hands-on experience administering Linux-based, open-source infrastructure systems with an eye on automation, preferably in support of highly available web and mobile applications. Most importantly, the right individual will be highly motivated, with a positive, “can-do ” attitude and a passion for delivering technical solutions in a fast-paced environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES: • Operating and maintaining Blackboard Mobile ’s application ecosystem, cloud and physical Infrastructure • Leveraging current and cutting-edge technologies while testing bleeding-edge technologies for future use • Supporting and building upon system automation and deployment tools • Configuring, monitoring and administrating Linux and Mac OS X systems • Performing daily " monthly server and database maintenance tasks • Troubleshooting and resolving issues related to mobile applications development and deployment • Creating and maintaining documentation • Participating in 24/7 on-call rotation REQUIREMENTS: • Self-starter, desire to thrive in a fast-paced environment • 4+ years of professional Linux-based system administration (CentOS, RHEL, etc) • Experience with system configuration management and automation tools (Chef, Puppet, CFEngine, Capistrano, etc) • Experience configuring, monitoring, and performance-tuning database systems (MySQL, Postgres, MongoDB), preferably in a high-availability, high-transactional environment • Expertise in configuring and administering LNMP (Linux, Nginx, MySQL, PHP) stack environments • Hands-on experience administering and supporting an environment with multiple servers (50+ servers) • Experience with one or more development or scripting languages (PHP, Ruby, Python, Bash, etc.) • Excellent communication skills, capable of conducting technical discussions in English DESIRED: • Previous work experience in a start-up environment • Bachelor°s degree in Engineering preferred, but proven industry experience without a degree will still be considered • Experience with open source technologies and the desire to give back to the community • Solid understanding of current web and internet technologies like Nginx, Node.js, Passenger, Tomcat, Memcache, Varnish, CDN, Dynamic DNS • Familiarity with Atlassian Suite (Confluence, JIRA, etc.) COMPANY OVERVIEW: Blackboard Mobile is a division of Blackboard Inc., a global leader in enterprise technology and innovative solutions that improves the experience of millions of students and faculty for each of our client institutions around the world, every day. We pride ourselves on creating well-designed mobile solutions for two important education products - Blackboard Mobile Learn is a product that allows students and faculty to access teaching and learning wherever and whenever they want through a variety of mobile devices - developed in natively for the iPad, iPhone, Android, and Blackberry. Blackboard Mobile Central enables delivery of a rich set of campus life services and content in mobile apps uniquely branded for each institution. With an iOS device, Android, or other device with a mobile web browser, users across the globe can navigate course catalogs and campus maps, get real-time updates on their course schedules, campus events, news, and sports teams, and access many more features!

For more information about Blackboard Mobile, please visit http://www.blackboardmobile.com/jobs/. Some of our Great Benefits! • San Francisco office in the heart of Jackson Square – surrounded by North Beach " the FiDi. • Competitive salary, full health benefits, 401K matching.

  • Flexible work schedule - we want you to create amazing products, not punch a ticket. • Use of top of the line mobile phones and iMac with Cinema Display. • Subsidized public transportation hellip;.or bike to work! • Fully stocked snacks " drinks, espresso, bagel-bar Fridays, and a flowing keg.
  • We are a pet-friendly environment, so there are occasional office dogs roaming the office! • Perks such as ping-pong, pool table, office yoga, happy hours, patio grilling, nerf darts, and endless choices of surround-sound music. We like to have fun, too! *Not eligible for Visa candidates

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Blackboard Mobile is a division of Blackboard Inc. We pride ourselves on creating well-designed mobile solutions that leverage powerful...