Senior System Administrator
Gnip - Denver, CO

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We are looking for folks ready, willing, and able to work in a fast-paced startup environment. We take a pragmatic approach to building our software which requires a broad palette of experience including system/network architecture, and knowledge of various, non-Windows OS, software environments.

The perfect candidate would enjoy working with a high energy development team to roll out and maintain large scale distributed applications. You should be highly organized, enjoy living at the command line, scripting repetitive tasks, and configuring systems. If you feel you’ve got it all, or have expertise in a relevant subset of the areas described here, we’d like to hear from you: Please pass along pointers to projects you've worked on in the past and/or script/code samples if you've got them.

Skills Desired
Scripting in Shell and Ruby
Extensive experience in system/network configuration and maintenance in a Linux environment
Experience with high volume streaming media (a plus)
Knowledge of firewalls, DNS and load balancers
Experience with virtualized environments - exposure to AWS/EC2 a plus
Deep understanding of web and application severs (Ruby/Rails/Passenger/Ngnix/Java)
Experience with large deployments and monitoring in a clustered/distributed environment
Administration of Subversion, Git, Cruise
Participation in production support rotation
Our Development Culture
Developing scalable web applications in Ruby/Rails and Java
Highly collaborative work environment
Test Driven Development
Pair programming
Aggressive refactoring
Developer participation in production support rotation
Passion for writing software
Software We Use
Amazon Web Services (EC2/S3/RDS)
MacOS, CentOS
What We Can Offer You
Work with modern languages/frameworks and choose the best technologies for the job
Collaborative environment working with experienced and dedicated engineers
Fast iterations and flexible feel typical of startups
Comfortable office space in downtown Boulder
Perks include breakfast at work, workday open tab at The Cup, and general team camaraderie
Commensurate with skills and experience.

Gnip is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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