We are seeking a qualified candidate to join a team of talented IT professionals. At Ask.com, our team is responsible for the challenging operations of all Ask.com’s web products and services, including the biggest Q&A databases on the web that millions of people use every day. You will be working on deploying and maintaining services which are built on the latest technology and frameworks such as SOLR, Hadoop, HBase and virtualization/Cloud.
Deploy software/data updates and enhancements in an agile and very fast-paced environment
Configure Ask.com products on live clusters and optimize their performance
Closely monitor traffic, functionality and performance on all live clusters
Document processes and procedures with focuses on productive operations
Design and develop tools and automated processes for monitoring, deployments , and data analysis and reporting
Promptly respond to and investigate problems in the live systems
Extensive knowledge of Unix/Linux
Ability to write or modify tools in scripting languages – shell, Perl and Python, etc.
Familiarity with network management and security
Good organization, communication and interpersonal skills
Strong troubleshooting skills and creative problem solving abilities
Integration experience and performance analysis skills preferred
Ability to cope with fast-paced and constantly changing environments
Willingness to work shifts outside of normal business hours
BS/MS in Computer science or engineering
2 or more years or experience in IT
Additional Experience a Plus
Experience with large-scale cluster systems
Knowledge of SOLR, Hadoop, HBase and modern configuration management tools like CHEF
Experience with Java, Python, Perl , Ruby, MySQL and CVS/SVN/GIT
As a top US internet site, Ask.com’s mission is to get our millions of users across the globe the answers they need. We've been in the...