Operations Engineer - Contractor
Flipboard, Inc. - 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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About this company
Flipboard is your personal magazine. It's the most popular way to catch up on the news you care about, discover amazing things from around...