Unix Operations Engineer - 14269
Talent Merchants - Sunnyvale, CA

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We currently have the following opening available with one of Silicon Valley's top Internet Companies and name brand search and information portal.

Service Engineers thrive on the scale and mission-critical nature of our complex search and advertising systems as well as the challenge that comes along with their operation.

The Project you will be working on will create cost efficiencies through the consolidation of our data center footprint, including the migration of key services without interruption. Responsibilities can include, but not limited to, the following: production support of existing infrastructure, creation of tools/automation to support project, creation and execution of consolidation plan.

Job Responsibilities/The Role/The Job
  • Production support of a highly complex Linux/FreeBSD multi-tier infrastructure.
  • Requirements gathering and identification of dependencies including operations, networks, hardware and external teams.
  • Deployment of large-scale environment, including OS, Application and external requirements (ACLs, VIPs, etc) for 100's-1,000's of devices at a time.
  • Communication & coordination with internal / external groups and operations.
  • Status monitoring and reporting for selected projects.
  • Act as subject matter expert for the project and advise/drive engineering teams on best practices to execute.

Minimum Job Qualifications
  • Significant, proven experience working in a UNIX (RHEL / BSD preferred) environment as a System Administrator/Engineer
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills, including application and network-level troubleshooting ability
  • Experience supporting a large-scale production deployment
  • Proven experience developing tools and automations using scripting languages (e.g., perl, sh/bash/tcsh, etc.)
  • BA/BS in related field or equivalent experience
  • Apache/SVN/RPMs/Open Source (such as Puppet) application support experience
  • Experience leading peers and demonstrating accountability for area of responsibility
  • Experience organizing projects and reporting on status as well as driving issues to resolution
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-driven / Self-motivated

Preferable Job Qualifications
  • Proven experience developing tools and automations using scripting languages (e.g., perl, sh/bash/tcsh, etc.)
  • mySQL experience, including data mining / report generation.