Operations Engineer / DevOps
Kwarter - San Francisco, CA

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Kwarter, Inc. - San Francisco, California, USA Did you know 111 million people watched the Super Bowl last year, or that 3.2 billion people watched the World Cup Final? At Kwarter, we build applications for these audiences. The work we do here is seen by the whole world.

About Us: Kwarter builds fun, social, and rewarding mobile experiences to engage viewers and celebrate TV's most powerful moments. Kwarter is made up of a diverse, accomplished, and driven group of characters who came together to change the way people watch TV. We are serial entrepreneurs, seasoned engineers, and accomplished media operatives who are all keenly aligned with a common goal: build a business that creates maximum value for our users, our partners, and our company. All that stuff is important but, like you, we are not robots.

Which is to say sometimes we feel like going out for a team lunch, or going out after work to watch a game together. We're world travelers, chefs, hockey players, pilots, skydivers, actors, wine aficionados, and sports fans. During the week we come together to build Kwarter, and we came to play. We are funded by a great group of investors/advisors and currently work out of a new office in the heart of downtown San Francisco.

We are looking for new team members who are ready to work on one of the next big things in consumer web. Apply online at http://kwarter.jobscore.com/. -- Role: Operations Engineer / DevOps About this role / Responsibilities: * Own the platform operations to handle the scale of broadcast television and interactive gaming * Own everything from production deployments, networking, ops automation, monitoring, performance tuning/testing, penetration testing. * Work closely with developers to build high performance, highly-available systems * Design and architect systems which will be used by millions of people * Analyze and strengthen existing infrastructure to minimize downtime and response times * Participate in on-call rotation for when something goes wrong Requirements: * Driven, humble, and autonomous * Able to learn quickly and adapt to a fast-paced environment * Excellent communication skills * BS in Computer Science or equivalent work experience * 5+ years relevant work experience * A working knowledge of Agile Development practices (SCRUM, TDD) * Expert level knowledge of Linux (Ubuntu / Amazon linux) and Mac OSX * Experience with Amazon Web Services (EC2, EBS, ELB, RDS, SQS, AutoScaling, Security Groups, Availability Zones, etc) * Understanding of low level networking and system performance (memory, swap, disk i/o, network i/o, etc) * Experience with OpsCode Chef (or Puppet) * Understanding operations automation + deployment automation at scale (Fabric) * Experience with shell scripting with Bash, Zsh, Python, Ruby * Understanding of security on Linux/AWS (selinux, denyhosts, ssh, iptables/ufw) Desired: * Experience with production deployments of Nginx, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Cassandra, Redis, Memcache, RabbitMQ * Experience with Graphite + Statsd + NewRelic * Understanding of performance/load testing + security penetration testing * Big data experience with Hadoop + Pig * Experience with continuous integration using Jenkins * Write maintainable code with extensive unit + functional test coverage * Experience working with Git + GitHub (ideally you have contributed to open source projects) * Our stack in Ubuntu 12.10 + Python 3.3 + Pyramid 1.4 + MongoDB 2.2 + Postgres 9.2 + Redis 2.6 + Cassandra 1.1.6 + RabbitMQ 2.8.7 Perks: We understand the most important benefit we can offer is the chance to work with a talented team while building something you have ownership in.

We recognize people are our most valuable assets, and so we invest in them. We want to keep you happy and healthy. We want you to be excited to come to work everyday. We try to make your life outside work as smooth as possible while you're at work, and we offer a long list of benefits to make that happen: * Competitive salary and generous stock options * Flexible and generous vacation policy * You pick your setup - When you join you have $5k to spend on your gear - Apple MacBook Air or Pro, Apple Displays, iPhone, iPad, Bag, Aeron Chair, Desk, etc * Health Benefits - Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, and Disability Insurance + Paid maternity and paternity leave + Gym membership reimbursement * Education Benefits - Tuition Reimbursement + budget for conferences/trainings + $100/month book allowance to expand your knowledge * Commuter Benefits - Pre-tax benefits to help you get around the bay area * Stocked kitchen + catered lunches weekly * Employee discounts on everyday expenses - Apple, TMobile, Avis, Hertz, BestBuy, etc...

  • A strong belief in life/work balance * A supportive, collaborative group of people who understand that success depends on the team * Fun and memorable company trips (Las Vegas last July, Lake Tahoe this December)

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