Senior Linux Systems Engineer
Viggle - New York, NY

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Senior Linux Systems Engineer Job Description

The History of Viggle

Media entrepreneur Robert F.X. Sillerman founded Viggle after pioneering a number of successful television, radio and live entertainment ventures. Mr. Sillerman created the company in June 2010 to develop businesses, products and services that encourage consumers to engage with different types of entertainment content such as TV, movies, games and music.

Launched in January 2012, Viggle is a free second screen media platform that rewards its members for watching their favorite TV shows. Viggle enhances TV with interactive games like Viggle LIVE and the first ever real-time fantasy sports game MyGuy. Viggle members get rewarded for their TV time from places like Best Buy, Papa John’s, Fandango, Hulu Plus and Groupon, among others. Viggle also allows like-minded fans of their favorite shows to connect through Viggle Chatter features. Viggle’s audio verification technology recognizes shows on TV and allows members to check into live and DVR’d TV content from more than 170 of the most popular broadcast and cable channels.

Why work at Viggle?
  • Our workspace is open, the team is small, and collaboration is encouraged. You’ll have the ability to connect directly with other teams to share knowledge and affect the decision-making process
  • You get direct exposure to the public at a massive scale. Everything you do will affect millions of people who love using our app!
  • Viggle is an open-minded company and we love to experiment with technology. You’ll get the chance to implement cutting-edge tools and techniques if they are the right tool for the job
  • Our development processes are mostly agile and entirely transparent.

Job Description

Viggle is looking for a Senior Linux Systems Engineer to join our Engineering Operations team.

The Viggle mobile app, available on both iOS and Android powered devices, utilizes hundreds of servers and dozens of technologies that power our infrastructure used by millions of people daily.

As a member of our technical operations team, you’ll help design, build and maintain Viggle’s growing infrastructure that supports our mobile and web-based business.

Both colo- and cloud-based, Viggle's infrastructure spans mobile application supporting infrastructure, real-time Audio/Video content ingestion and processing, data warehousing and analytics, geo-distributed services infrastructure, and more!

The Viggle Technical Operations team is responsible for all of the hardware and software in the Viggle development and production environments.

Your responsibilities may include:
  • Selecting, specifying, installing and optimizing all hardware and software to accommodate intended design goals
  • Defining and executing all operations policies and procedures for system implementations
  • Monitoring and maintaining implemented solutions
  • Resolving all non-development related technical issues
  • Supporting the operational needs of internal groups such as development teams, product teams and customer service teams
  • Using multiple technologies to architect new solutions and solve problems with innovative, scalable and robust designs.
  • Representing Engineering on projects that introduce new applications, services and technologies that yield visible and measurable change in Viggle applications.
  • Responding to escalations to address new business needs or ongoing high impact issues.
You may be a fit if you have:
  • Deep expertise with the Linux operating system and its operation in a large scale production environment. Preferably a Linux distribution like RedHat, Ubuntu, Centos, Debian (we use Ubuntu).
  • About five or more years of advanced Systems Engineering/Administration experience in a large and distributed environment.
  • Knowledge of Source Control Management processes as well as build and deployment tools (Preferably Maven, Ant, Jenkins, Bamboo, Chef, Cobbler)
  • Knowledge of software version control and source code management tools such as GIT.
  • Extensive practical scripting experience in Shell, Perl or Python.
  • Basic ability to interpret Java Stack Traces.
  • Knowledge of system monitoring platforms and related technologies such as Nagios, Zabbix, Zenos, OpenNMS Netcool, SolarWinds, Splunk!, etc.
  • Robust troubleshooting and analytical skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of TCP/IP, network connectivity and networking equipment for both LAN and WAN topologies, including: routers, managed switches, VLANs, WLANs, NAT, firewalls, and the ability to use Wireshark.
  • Extensive knowledge of the OSI stack and how to troubleshoot a problem at each layer of the stack.
  • Extensive knowledge of server hardware from major vendors like Dell, IBM, HP, etc. and related technologies including: CPU Performance, RAID, DRAC, iLO, bare-metal restores, backup methodologies
  • Knowledge of Internet/Web related protocols and technologies, including: Apache, Tomcat, Web Services, DNS, registrars, SSL, web hosting providers
  • Virtualization platforms such as VMWare and VirtualBox
  • A Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology, Electrical Engineering or Computer Science preferred
  • Excellent communication, documentation and presentation skills for technical and business audiences. This includes creating spreadsheets, presentations and technical diagrams as needed.
More About Viggle Inc.

The company, Viggle Inc. (Symbol: VGGL), was originally named Function(x) Inc. The Company changed its corporate name to Viggle Inc., and its stock symbol to VGGL in June 2012.
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Viggle is an equal opportunity employer. Viggle recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.

About this company
Viggle is a loyalty program for television that gives people real rewards for checking into the television shows they're watching. Currently...