Operations Engineer - Contractor
Flipboard - Palo Alto, CA

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Flipboard, the world's first social magazine, is hiring!
Headed by Mike McCue, former CEO of Tellme, and Evan Doll, former Senior iPhone Engineer at Apple, Flipboard is on a quest to transform how people discover, view and share content by combining the beauty and ease of print with the power of social media.

Flipboard has raised $60.5 million from legendary investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byer, Index Ventures, and Insight Venture Partners as well as media innovators including Jack Dorsey co-founder of Twitter, Dustin Moskovitz co-founder of Facebook, Ashton Kutcher, and The Chernin Group.

Operations Enigneer - Contractor Responsibilities
  • Ensure the reliable operation of our large scale services built using open source technologies including MySQL, Hadoop, HAProxy and Linux.
  • Build operational automation and developer tools for our analytic environment
  • Troubleshoot, remedy, and deploy solutions for operational issues
  • Participate in the research, design, and implementation of new technologies for scaling our growing data sets and processing pipelines
  • work must be done on-site at Flipboard in Palo Alto, CA
Ideal Skills, Experience and Qualities
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills in a Linux environment
  • Fluent with advanced shell scripting plus another scripting language such as Python, Ruby, or Perl.
  • Experience installing and operating Linux or UNIX servers and applications in a 24/7 production environment
  • Familiarity with relational databases such as MySQL
  • Experience with performance tuning and system load monitoring and diagnostics
  • Organized, good attention to details, and able to work independently
  • Understanding of fundamental data structures and algorithms
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced operations environment with frequent interruptions
  • Strong written and verbal communications in English
  • BS in Computer Science or related technical field
Bonus Points for:
  • Familiarity with ETL goals such as data management and data quality
  • Experience with configuration management tools like Puppet or Chef

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