Sr Systems Engineer - (Eng Ops) NoSQL, Linux, Ubuntu, CentOS, scrum
Johnson Service Group - San Mateo, CA

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3-4 month Contract to Direct hire position located in San Mateo with a great company!

The Eng Ops role will be an integral part of the engineering team, concentrating on the automation, monitoring, and resiliency of the offering: operational concerns will inform (and be informed by) product development considerations.

The tasks will consist of standard operations administration - setting up, configuring monitoring (e.g. Nagios), web servers, package installation, as well as more development-oriented tasks such as building automated provisioning, defining metrics and implementing plugins for the application, exploring (NoSQL) database performance and replication, etc.

Lead owner of provisioning system;
Support product development through scripts and tools writing;
In-depth understanding and appreciation of security, durability and availability concerns in distributed environments;
Design and build scalable monitoring and metrics collection and distribution system;
Create, setup, and run performance tests to help determine optimal hosting configurations
Provide support to deployment and production issues during and off regular office hours

The Sr Systems Engineer would be reporting directly to the Director of Engineering (Server & Cloud) at CLIENT and, working closely with the product architects of the Cloud offering, will be directly influencing the deployment and provisioning strategy.

Skills & Qualifications

We are looking for someone with experience in technologies such as Puppet, Python, Git, MongoDB (or other NoSQL DB), Memcached, Tomcat; and an expert understanding of what it means to run a global large-scale virtualized infrastructure in the Cloud:
BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Management Information Systems, or related technical degree.
Minimum of 5 years of experience in administering Linux based systems (Ubuntu/CentOS preferred, some experience with Rackspace/AWS infrastructure desirable)
Minimum of 3 years of experience in Internet facing applications , security concerns and network protocols (HTTP/S, SSL, SSH).
Self-starter, always learning, able to work efficiently and confidently under pressure
Familiarity with some of puppet, nagios, ganglia, NoSQL databases , git, fabric, Java a plus.
Experience with Agile methodologies desired (Scrum).

We would also like someone who can:
Be an integral part of the team creating a great Enterprise SaaS offering - including being flexible around tasks and jumping in where needed.
Be an active part of a fun environment with a healthy sense of urgency.
Be curious and proactive in keeping up with the latest in best practices and emerging practices.
Stick up for intellectual honesty and integrity

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