DevOps Team Lead
Boku, Inc. - San Francisco, CA

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Boku is the world leader in online payments, enabling consumers to buy goods and services with nothing more than their wireless phone number. We reach over 3 billion consumers all over the world. We're looking for a DevOps Team Lead to join our close knit and highly skilled IT Operations team and help us scale and evolve our platform to the demand of our ever growing business and customer needs.
Ideally you are a security minded individual with a flair for network engineering as we are growing and scaling our networks to new horizons.

Reporting to the Director of IT Operations, this is a hands-on role working with an agile, highly skilled group of systems administrators, QA and database engineers.

Collaborate with various engineering teams and provide a high level of service and support on our development and high-volume production systems.

Architect, design, install, configure, monitor and optimize enterprise computer systems and networks.

Identify and improve information security implementations as it relates to the network, systems, devices, and access for regulatory and compliance requirements.

Demonstrate a proactive approach to identifying processes that need to be automated and develop tools to build, maintain, and monitor systems to improve our platform.

Create comprehensive documentation to a level by which processes are reproducible by others.

Stay abreast of the latest trends in technology and in IT processes

Maintain a positive, can-do attitude in fast moving highly motivated startup.

Participate in on-call rotation to support our production systems.

Required Skills:
Relevant experience leading a team of systems administrators.

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, or other related disciplines and 10+ years of experience in IT infrastructure services or related field with at least 5+ years of RHEL, CentOS, Ubuntu or Debian Linux experience. Additional training, technical certification, and/or years’ experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree.

Demonstrated technical capabilities are a must, as are people skills. This position requires an ability to work collaboratively and effectively with a range of stakeholders.

An in-depth knowledge of Linux fundamentals, including networking, file systems, security, and the kernel.

A strong working knowledge of TCP/IP networking, including both hardware and host-based routing, VLAN's, firewalls, and load balancing. eg. Understand the difference between L2 and L3 protocols.

Expert knowledge of troubleshooting tools (i.e tcpdump, netstat, iostat, traceroute)

Ability to carry out monitoring and performance metrics analysis using common monitoring tools. eg. Zabbix, Cacti, Icinga.

Excellent skills in scripting and automation in bash, Perl, Ruby and/or Python.

Experience being on-call in a 24x7 production environment.

Meticulous attention to detail and strong organization skills.

Excellent communication skills.

Experience working in a team utilizing agile methodologies and tool sets.

High level of familiarity with Network Cisco IOS, F5, VPNs, Firewalls, BGP, load balancers and switches, etc.

US work authorization required.

Desired Skills

Experience with large systems deployments using Puppet or other automated tools eg. Chef.

Experience with KVM, Xen and cloud service virtualization. eg. AWS, S3, EC2, etc.

Experience with storage technologies & arrays e.g. NFS, SANs, DAS etc.

Experience with Atlassian products (JIRA, Confluence, Bamboo).

Experience working in SAS-70 or PCI environments

Squid, Pound, HAProxy, Keepalived, SVN, Git, Tomcat, Apache, MySQL, Jetty, EnginX, MRTG, cacti, ganglia, Kickstart, Puppet, Splunk, Syslog-NG, Zabbix, LDAP, Mail/Postfix, DNS, DHCP, KVM/Xen/VMWare, VPN, Snort, SSH, etc.