Linux Engineer
Wayfair - Boston, MA

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Boston, MA

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At Wayfair, we are looking to grow our Systems Engineering team by bringing on board a talented individual to help manage the large scale physical and virtual server environment that underpins our large-scale Internet e-commerce platform and corporate applications. Though focused on Linux systems administration, this individual will be a member of our Infrastructure department with a broad exposure to a range of infrastructure and technologies. A majority of our project focus on scaling our server farm, performance tuning, and automating daily administrative tasks.

Some of our bigger projects are to:
Creating Wayfair’s standard Linux build for both desktop and server deployments

Unix OS refresh through upgrades to FreeBSD 9 and the introduction of Linux

Building a new Hadoop cluster

Creating a push-button server provisioning system

Designing a scalable tiered storage system to handling over a half-petabyte of space

Responsibilities include:
Developing and maintaining a standard Linux distribution, build environment, and package management system

Assisting with server hardware specifications and provisioning

Providing general Unix server administration and troubleshooting for an environment covering almost a thousand physical servers and virtual systems running on top of Xen.

Building new server images, deploying and migrating production systems, and tuning configurations to improve application performance

Converting one-off and stand-alone systems to use our standard templates and management framework

Developing new configuration templates, automation tools, and expanded monitoring

Troubleshoot and Resolve technical issues that affect the production environment

Performing all other related duties as assigned by manager

BA or BS degree from a 4-year college or university

Experience managing an internal Linux distribution in a large scale environment

Experience working with Unix scripting and automation tools, such as Puppet and Chef

Knowledge of Web Servers (Apache/Lighttpd/Ningx)

Experience working in virtualized environments, such as Xen, VMWare, VirtualBox

Familiarity with IP and Ethernet networks as well as transport protocols such as Email, FTP, and HTTP

Scripting ability a plus, particularly Bash, Powershell, and PHP

Other traits we look for:
Excellent interpersonal and team building skills

An easy-going attitude and strong sense of humor

A positive, people-oriented and energetic attitude

An analytical, creative, and innovative approach to solving problems

An interest in working hard and being challenged in a fast-paced environment, and having fun while doing it

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