IT Director, Systems Engineering
Greythorn - Redmond, WA

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Redmond, WA

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My client is one of the world's largest free mobile app store with over 2 billion downloads to date. They distribute more than 350,000 mobile applications for Android and 395,000 developers have registered with them to distribute their apps. Headquarted in the Bay Area, with offices in Redmond and Europe.

This role is for a 'hands on' leader to spearhead and execute their Systems Engineering efforts (DevOps). Their strategy is to expand their current capabilities from their existing multi-terabyte , multi-clustered (Hadoop) environment and bring on elastic load response and automated environment deployments. They work in small collaboratives coordinating efforts developing on a state of the art Service architecture. This service is experiencing rapid growth and you will be leading the latest features and features of continuous deployment infrastructure. This is a critical role with an opportunity to make a big impact.Duities will also include working on key pieces of infrastructure vital to the company.

Technical Qualities sought in individual backgrounds would include a sound combination of the following: monitoring systems - Nagios, OpenTSDB, Collectd, Ganglia
Plusses: Familiarity with Puppet, Yum, RPM, Kickstart, Automated VM Creation
Selection and deployment of Operations support products for use in production - Compilation, verification, and deployment. Experience with Open Source products and selection a plus.
Expert knowledge of Linux OS & variants: CentOS, FreeBSD, SUSE, Debian, etc..
Interest in NoSQL technologies - HBase and Hadoop clusters.
operate and manage production scale clusters employing these technologies. No prior experience required. Learning is a big part of the opportunity in this role.
DevOps in Bash, Python, PHP. The Service infrastructure is primarily in Java and built on the LAMP stack

Qulifications should also include 5 to 10 or more years of progressively proven experience leading and building dynamic ifrastructures and teams. Posses sound project management skills andmethodologies Driving Systems Engineering to develop and implement strategic plan and best practices. Proven leadership skills; ability to lead, motivate, and mentor a team. Great organizational skills; ability to manage a multiple workloads large and small with a consistant track record of meeting deadlines.

For more information and Immediate consideration, please send resume in Word Doc. and time to call to ryan.lum@greythorn.com 425 460 4291
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