Senior Operations Engineer, Linux
Skyfire - Mountain View, CA

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Design and implement Linux systems infrastructure for new services
  • Automate common tasks and system provisioning needs
  • Develop tools for management and monitoring of systems including analytics and reporting
  • Establish and recommend policies on security, architecture and systems based on industry best practices
  • Cover on-call in shared rotation for site reliability issues; works with engineering resources to see full resolution of production impacting issues
  • Work with the rest of Engineering and Operations on development of large, scalable solutions

  • Qualifications
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Demonstrated experience in working with other technical teams on solving large infrastructure scaling issues, including performance measurement and capacity planning
    • Experience implementing and scaling distributed applications
    • The ability to communicate and support products in 3rd party hosted environments.
    • Understanding of mobile technologies and concepts
    • Ability to gather technical requirements and develop a reference architecture
    • Strong understanding of TCP/IP and network protocols, load balancing, and network architecture concepts
    • Extensive programming background in one or some of the following: shell, perl, python
    • Ability to automate processes easily
    • An expert level understanding of distributed computing concepts in an N-Tier application environment
    • More than five years of Linux system administration experience with a 24x7, consumer facing Internet application product
    • Hands on experience with MySQL, and Apache, including optimizing data storage, availability and performance
    • Experience with management and maintenance tools such as Cfengine or Puppet.
    • Technologies expertise with Linux (RedHat and CentOS), Apache, MySQL, Perl, Java, Zabbix, Kickstart, F5, Cisco

    • BS degree in Computer Science or a related field or equivalent experience
    • Familiarity with large site (1000+ servers) and the associated scaling and management solutions including performance improvement
    • Ability and willingness to work in a large-scale, shared Microsoft and Linux environments.

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    Skyfire is dedicated to leveraging the power of cloud computing to redefine mobile browsing on smartphones. Our talented team of...