Big Data DevOps Engineer (Linux SysAdmin, Java, Ruby)
LiveRamp - San Francisco, CA

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About this Job:
Are you a systems person who loves to code? Are you a programmer who loves playing with hardware? Join us as a DevOps Engineer! Help us optimize a data center with many hundreds of machines, and operate a Hadoop cluster spanning 14+ cabinets and containing over a petabyte of capacity. We write code to make administering that hardware a breeze, and work on projects alongside the rest of the LiveRamp engineering team. Your responsibility will be to do whatever it takes to get the job done. One day it could be installing racks of machines, the next day it could be writing code to optimize our API.
We run a hybrid colo-EC2 environment and own 400 servers with another 430 or so virtual servers. We handle over one billion requests per day. Join us as DevOps team member number four as we grow to two petabytes of capacity this year.

Responsibilities:
Maintain and grow our existing hardware/software infrastructure.
Create tools for managing our massive hardware resources; fight to make our server: sysadmin ratio ridiculously high.
Optimize like crazy; squeeze every bit of performance out of our servers.
Work closely with developers to solve systems problems. Blur the line between ops and dev.
Code and script; change hardware (disks, laptops, servers, etc.); support network, desktop, and security.
Help build a great company.
Automate everything! Especially in Amazon where instances appear and disappear constantly.

Qualifications:
3 to 5 years of work experience as a Linux SysAdmin or DevOps Engineer in a fast paced web application environment.
Smart, friendly, gets stuff done.
Loves hardware. Probably owns a soldering iron.
Lives at the command line.
Likes to code. Our ops team is unique; we are part of the development team. Seeking someone with at least two languages, such as Ruby, Bash, Java, Python, Perl.
Experience and interest in hardware and systems; you like the nitty-gritty of Linux.
Working knowledge of TCP/IP, ICMP, SSH, LDAP, DNS, and other low-level network things.
Working knowledge of storage, NAS, clustered file systems, RAID.
Virtualization experience (Xen, KVM, or OpenVZ).
AWS or other Cloud management experience.
Intensely driven and proactive.
Ability to learn quickly.
Great team and business communication skills; project management communication ability.

Desired Additional skills:
Mac laptop support experience.
Puppet or other configuration management system experience highly desired, such as Ansible, CFEngine, or Chef.
Hadoop, MapReduce.
Experience with petabytes of data.
Startup experience.

Technologies you will use:
Ruby, BASH, Java, Python, AWS, EC2, Hadoop, MapReduce, Puppet, Zabbix, Jenkins, OpenVZ, EqualLogic NAS, Splunk, Linux, Centos/RHEL, Git.

Employee Benefits:
Medical / Dental / Vision; 401k; pre-tax commuter benefit; equity.
Flexible hours - there's someone here until at least 12am most days anyways.
Work with some of the most talented engineers in the industry.
Thriving culture with events such as weekly yoga, game nights, and summer camping.
Casual, open office environment and fully stocked kitchen. Lunch catered at least twice weekly.
Work in the heart of San Francisco – the best city in the world.

About LiveRamp:
LiveRamp makes your offline customer data actionable in online marketing.
We're the only company focused solely on bringing your offline data online (including purchase history, direct mail, email campaigns, loyalty, and CRM). That's all we do. And we work seamlessly with leading online ad networks and platforms.
LiveRamp has a seasoned startup leadership team with successful entrepreneurial track records.
We are careful to build and maintain a great company culture with typical startup perks, brilliant colleagues, and strongly fostered mutual respect. We are collaborative and supportive of one another because that makes work fun, and unleashes our professional passion to identify and build great solutions.

About this company
LiveRamp is the leading data onboarder, empowering marketers to use their customer database in their choice of online advertising platforms...