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Funding5M-10M USD
IndustryGames, Software, E-commerce, Social Networking
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Development Operations Engineer

at Kontagent in San Francisco, CA   —   Jun 29, 2014   |  
At Kontagent, we have big ideas around big data. We seek candidates that rise to challenges with the curiosity and mental dexterity to analyze and solve complex problems. We are voracious readers of the technology, business and social space and look for people who can bring an innovative mindset to a company that is fueled by the exchange of unconventional ideas. We look for professionals who will bring a fresh perspective and a desire to make a huge impact within the rapidly evolving field of Social Analytics.
Design and implement scalable systems that will meet our current processing, storage, and communication needs and scale smoothly as those needs grow
Implement configuration management solutions for all servers used in development and production
Build tools to support deployment of our software in various internal environments
Define and implement processes for operation of our production system (e.g. logging methodology, disaster recovery)
Assist with the day-to-day management of our development, staging, and production server clusters
You will be responsible for building out, upgrading, and maintaining our Linux-based production, staging, and development environments. You will be responsible for growing our production environment to increase its processing and storage capacity using approaches that allow for massive growth. You will automate the management and provisioning of servers as much as possible, allowing us to easily and consistently update configurations and deploy new applications to any of our server clusters. Since we are a fast-growing start-up, you may initially be asked to wear a number of hats, such as helping out with manual administration of tasks that have not been automated as of yet.
CentOS-based, or equivalent, Linux systems
Deep understanding of hardware and network performance optimization
Strong shell scripting skills (Python experience is a big plus too)
Things we’d be excited to see in your background, but aren’t required:
Experience with configuration management tools such as puppet
Demonstrated experience with managing large networks (100+ servers)
Experience using Nagios
Usage and management of cloud-based solutions such as EC2
BS or MS in Computer Science
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