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DevOps Engineer Needed to Change The World

at SocialRadar in DC 20036   —   Jun 27, 2014   |  

Today there are over 1.1 billion people that have smartphone devices that can broadcast their locations. Over 2.8 billion people have social profiles online. In the future, technology will inevitably combine your smartphone’s location with the power of your social network.
What this means is that when you walk into a room, you will already be aware of the people around you and how you are connected to them.

We are building that technology today for the iPhone, Android and Google Glass.
Learn more about the vision of the company we are creating here:

SocialRadar is the brainchild of Michael Chasen, the co-founder and former CEO of Blackboard. He started Blackboard with the idea to bring education online and grew it from a small handful of entrepreneurs to a global organization with 3,000 employees and 30m users before taking it public and then selling it just over a year ago for over $1.7b. He is looking for a small core team to partner with to create his great next company and is looking for the most talented and passionate developers in the area.

The culture is a true start-up atmosphere. The atmosphere is open and relaxed with jean and tshirts being the norm. Learn more about the culture of the company we are creating here:

Interested in working on a project that will change the world? Send us your resume.

SocialRadar is an equal employment opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected factor.


Interested candidates should apply through email
Do you want to work on a mobile application that is going to fundamentally change the world? Do you want to work on a project so difficult and so interesting that some of the regions best investors and smartest minds have come together to tackle the challenge?
SocialRadar is looking for a DevOps engineer to help build our platform, make it scale, and keep it running. This may or may not include setting up, configuring monitoring servers, package installation, as well as more development-oriented tasks such as building automated deployment and provisioning scripts, defining metrics, exploring database performance bottlenecks, etc. We are looking for exceptional, self-motivated individuals, keen to learn new and emerging distributed technologies; share their learning; and exploit the emergent Cloud offerings to the maximum benefit of our business and our customers.
Here is a list of some technologies we use on the AWS.
Elasticache (Memcached)
S3 / Cloudfront
Chef / Puppet
Github / Jenkins / TestFlightApp
We work with the latest technologies around location data and social media data and develop cutting-edge mobile apps. Join an established small team of individuals committed to writing awesome looking, high performance, crash-resistant mobile applications. Work with the latest mobile technologies and frameworks. Create experiences that will be used by people everywhere.
Define and implement automated system installation/configuration procedures in a Linux environment
Implement and deploy scripts/tools to facilitate error free and repeatable software deployment processes
Contribute to planning efforts for disaster recovery, capacity expansion, component upgrading and system hardening
Identify problems and inefficiencies in the current environment and making strategic recommendations for future improvements
Produce and maintain documentation on installations, incidents, and procedures
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Strong Systems Administration skill set in a Linux-based environment (Ubuntu)
Performance testing and tuning experience highly desired. Good-to-great understanding of memory and CPU utilization, throughput, latency, etc. Experience with profiling and heap analysis tools
Good understanding of Linux, Solaris, Wintel JVMs with strong ability to learn on the job
Experience with databases including MySQL, Redis, or MongoDB
Knowledge of benchmarking tools along with familiarity with web load-simulation tools desired
Self-motivated, able to learn and research issues independently with a keen eye to details
Must be passionate about wanting to make the software performance better i.e. wont-quit-till-I-figure-out-the-root-cause mentality
Good analytical and problem solving skills combined with technical writing
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