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Funding10M-20M USD
IndustrySoftware, Communications
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Operation System Engineer

at Pinger Inc in San Jose, CA   —   Jul 14, 2014   |  
Pinger is the market-leader in communication products and have about 12 millions new downloaded users monthly on iOS and Android platforms around the world. We’re backed by top tier venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers. Our mission is to make texting and talking free for consumers.
The Senior Operations Engineer role is primarily maintaining the the various Pinger applications, servers, operating systems and other supporting infrastructure. Key responsibilities include:
Maintenance of applications and infrastructure
Implementation of new releases into production
Fault management and resolution (24/7 rotating schedule for on-call)
Installation, maintenance and administration of Pinger infrastructure including Linux servers, routers, switches, firewalls, load balancers, etc
Administration of middle-tier technologies such as MySQL, Apache and Memcache
Linux systems administration tasks
Script maintenance and authoring for operational tasks
Essential Skills
This position will suit a self-starter with established skills looking to continue to grow their overall experience, seniority and responsibility. The candidate should demonstrate the following:
Sound written, communication and documentation skills
Flexibility for out of hours on-call duty
Excellent technical knowledge, particularly in a Linux environment
Excellent technical problem resolution skills, and the ability to process multiple tasks concurrently
Thorough, calm and effective under down time pressure
6+ years of Linux system administration experience a must
4+ years of Apache experience: modules, virtual hosts, performance tuning
4+ years of MySQL experience: must have familiarity with different table types, slaving, operational issues, performance tuning
3+ years of Cisco and other network equipment experience: configuring switches and routers, trunking, firewall administration, load balancer experience
Experience in application monitoring
Experience with SAN (Netapp) storage and NFS
Good understanding of TCP/IP, networking, client/server applications, SMTP, HTTP, SSH, SQL and database management systems
Good Perl and Shell Scripting skills are required
PHP experience is a plus
Administration of middle-tier technologies such as MySQL, Apache and Memcache
BS or MS degree
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