Nanigans is currently seeking a Systems Engineer for its expanding IT team. The Systems Engineer position is a critical part of the technology operations offering the ideal candidate a full range of IT operational experience. This position requires fluency in LINUX operating environments, experience with networking fundamentals, MySQL database/replication knowledge of backup operations, and experience with virtualization concepts.
Managing high-capacity servers and networking equipment and being involved with the latest technology platforms in the “Big Data” arena
Tasked with building both boxed and Open Source solutions
Installations, security, performance tuning and shell scripting
Daily system administration tasks & troubleshooting of servers
System monitoring, tuning and support
4+ years Enterprise LINUX system administration with knowledge of installations, security, performance-tuning, and shell scripting.
Experience supporting 24x7 Internet-facing web infrastructures.
Experience with Apache, load balancing technologies and CMS systems.
Understanding of J2EE concepts including JVM tuning.
Exposure to big data platforms including Hadoop, and Cassandra
Demonstrated application of advanced system structures and commands in LINUX environments. (TCP/IP, DNS, RAID, LVM, SMTP, LDAP, VPN, shell scripting, etc..)
Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential.
Strong technical, organizational and interpersonal skills working as part of a team and at times in a highly autonomous manner, mentoring others.
Familiar with end-user systems including Windows 7, and Mac OSX.
Understanding of clustered or pooled virtualization concepts from leading platforms such as VMware or Citrix XenServer.
Configuration management frameworks, specifically Puppet
Shared storage experience with NFS, CIFS, NAS, Openfiler and similar technologies.
Network and systems monitoring, SNMP, Ganglia, Nagios etc…
Experience with Cisco PIX/ASA a big plus
Network switching and F5 Big IP or similar load balancing technologies.
MySQL; able to run queries, backups, replication management and basic DBA tasks.
Telecom systems experience a plus.
At Nanigans, we are taking an active role in shaping the future of social advertising. We are looking for dedicated people with a strong sense of urgency and appetite to learn. In addition to our competitive compensation package, each full time employee receives stock options, onsite product training, paid continuing education through Intelligently and top tiered health and dental insurance benefits. Backed by Avalon Ventures, Nanigans corporate headquarters is located in the heart of downtown Boston, with additional office locations in San Francisco, CA and New York, NY and London.