[Jobposts] Senior Systems Engineer (Los Angeles, CA)

Will Yardley linuxchix.org at veggiechinese.net
Fri Nov 6 22:38:27 UTC 2015

*Title: **Senior Systems Engineer, AXS.com*
*Location: **Los Angeles, CA*

If you apply through the site above, let me know so that I can ask our
folks to keep an eye out for it.  If you're a solid mid-level candidate
who learns fast and has good trouble-shooting skills, let me know, and
we can discuss more.  It would be a good fit for someone who has
traditional systems experience and is looking to work with a lot of
automation or transition into a more devops sort of role.

No relocation, and at this time, no remote work / telecommuting. Office
is in DTLA.


The Sr. Systems Engineer is responsible for helping to develop and
support a stable, available and scalable infrastructure that powers
AXS.com and a suite of products that include Advantage and Data Platform
(Hadoop). The scope of the position is from the system to the
application service level. In the spirit of Dev-ops this position
requires working closely with the internal development and big data
teams. We are looking for System Engineers familiar with large scale,
high traffic 24/7 production environments built in data centers and in
the cloud. The ideal candidate is someone with a deep understanding of
infrastructure, systems and services and how they’re built, deployed,
managed and interact at scale. 

Essential Duties:

* Oversees provisioning and configuration of new systems in the cloud or
at the data center

* Work with various internal teams on issue resolution and systems

* First-line responsibility for isolating application-level
configuration, performance and database problems

* Performs analysis and tuning of system performance

* Works closely with internal development and big data teams on stage
and production management and deployment

* Maintain and grow a production environment in a way that makes the
system increasingly performant, stable and maintainable

* Participates in service capacity planning and demand forecasting,
software performance analysis and system tuning

* Responds to and resolves emergent service problems by debugging
systems and services

* Interfaces with development and operations teams to perform software
and systems analysis, upgrades and new deployments

* Management of system monitoring and performance monitoring frameworks,
alerting, and security policies

* Participate in on-call rotation


* A minimum education level of: Bachelor of Arts/Sciences Degree in
Computer Science or related field [nb: equivalent experience should be

* Years of related work experience: Minimum of 5 years related
experience in systems administration or devops

* Experience deploying and managing Redhat/Centos or Ubuntu servers

* Experience managing web-based applications in a large-scale Linux

* Familiar with an administrative language such as Python, Ruby, or

* Experience with Amazon EC2 and other AWS services such as VPC, S3,

* Private or public Cloud experience such as Openstack, Rackspace,
XenServer, VMWare

* Hands-on expertise in analyzing and troubleshooting applications built
with open source technologies

* Strong interpersonal and communication skills

* Experience managing data centers and bringing up physical servers

* Excellent troubleshooting skills and ability to handle on-call duties
and out-of-band requests


* Configuration management experience with Puppet

* PHP Framework management or development experience

* Postgres DBA or DB Dev experience

* Big Data or Hadoop (Cloudera) experience

* LXC, Docker, Containers experience

* Experience with any of the following technologies: Apache/Nginx,
Elastic Search, Node.js, MongoDB, Postgres/Mysql, Solr, Redis, Memcache,
Iptables, Git, FreeNAS, SAN, New Relic, Nagios, Graphite/Grafana, PXE
Boot, Kickstart, Haproxy, Arista, Juniper or Cisco switches, Cisco ASAs.


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