[Jobposts] Sr. Search Operations Engineer

Pace, Steve space at a9.com
Tue Jun 28 17:35:50 UTC 2011

Senior Search Operations Engineer
A9, a Palo Alto-based company wholly owned by Amazon.com, combines the best of all worlds - a Silicon Valley small company environment with an exciting charter - A9 powers search for Amazon.com, enabling users to efficiently browse one of the world's leading online shopping destinations, and deliver targeted advertisements directly to Amazon.com. Together, these initiatives help people find what they want on the world's leading e-commerce sites.
What A9 Operations Does:
Join us and be part of the team running one of the Internet's largest search infrastructures. Every day, we run an infrastructure consisting of thousands of servers, supporting millions of customers performing hundreds of millions of queries. All delivered in milliseconds. Come push the envelope into the next phase of distributed computing and work with a lot of smart people.
*         Define system, quality and analysis on systems, networks, and applications, translating requirements into functional specifications and effective processes
*         Improve the build and release management for all online services
*         Ensure reliable index and code pushes
*         Work with Development and QA on validation of software changes
*         Adhere to change management policies and processes for all production hardware and software changes
*         Define and deliver optimal system architecture projects within agreed-upon timeframe
*         Assist in the development and maintenance of security best practices
*         Own projects for product changes and improvements
*         Develop tools and scripts to assist with routine maintenance tasks.
*         Mentor other Operations team members in the usage of tools and scripts
*         Provide recommendations for scalability and performance improvement in across multiple services and technologies
*         Provide on-call support in a shared rotation for production search services
*         At least 5 years of recent systems administration experience in a large scale production Linux or other UNIX environment, preferably as a senior member of the team
*         At least 5 years of scripting and development skills in bash, perl, C, Python, etc.
*         Ability to architect high-availability, distributed systems and services in a hosting environment including hardware, OS, storage, network, and database solutions
*         Experience with capacity planning and performance measurement tools and reporting
*         Experience in the development and rollout of technical operations processes
*         Experience in designing and implementing solutions for a large installed base of servers
*         Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience
*         Previous experience in an online business is essential

Just submit your application online, and we'll take it from there.

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