A question for you: Is it possible for a high-revenue company that has two feet solidly planted in success to maintain the buzz, fun, and energy of start-up? Here’s a hint: the answer is — believe it or not — yes.
ModCloth, the Venn-diagram overlap of blistering achievement and great company culture, is seeking an Operations Engineer/Systems Administrator. This is the perfect opportunity for a systems administrator who loves the idea of working closely with development and treating systems as huge 'applications.’
So, if you’re the Isaac Newton of intelligent infrastructure and live for building extremely reliable systems and designing clean, efficient web application programs, read on and apply!
What You’ll Be Doing:
As a member of our Operations Team, you’ll be taking a DevOps approach to deployment automation, cloud and bare-metal infrastructure management, systems scalability, self-healing systems, and web services infrastructure. You’ll execute masterfully with open-source tools like Chef, HAProxy, Capistrano, Nginx, Resque, Redis, and Memcached. Basically, you’ll play an undeniably important part in ModCloth’s engineering roadmap as you build robust, scalable and efficient systems architectures.
Help manage production Unix/Linux hosts in the cloud and on bare-metal
Collaborate with engineering groups to implement failover, redundancy, and scaling
Embrace your love of collaboration by pair programming on a regular basis
Participate in stand-ups, retrospectives, and the occasional ping-pong game
Help oversee and automate MySQL, Riak, and Mongo data stores
Lend a hand in driving and assisting with frequent web application deployments
Participate in on-call, emergency-response rotation for production systems
Expert automation skills with Ruby (especially Chef) and *nix shell
Proficiency with Solaris, Linux and other *nix variants
No stranger to a high-traffic Rails application
Near-limitless knowledge of Chef, Capistrano, HAProxy, Nginx, MySQL and similar tools
Understanding of SQL and data modeling for scalability and performance
Love of agile development philosophy (particularly pairing), test-driven development, and short iterations
Excited about participation in open-source culture
Uncanny ability to ‘pick the right tool for the job’
Ability to clearly articulate design ideas while being receptive to constructive criticism
Open, friendly, and collaborative attitude towards software developers and deployment
Familiarity with Git version control system
Knowledge of Solr, Redis, Riak and other NoSQL storage engines
Competitive Salary + Equity
Other Benefits You'll Get:
As part of the ModCloth family, you’ll be entitled to a great list of benefits including (but not limited to!) medical, dental, vision, 401k, life insurance, emergency travel assistance, flex time, and continuing education stipends. Oh, and let’s not forget the snack wall and the staggering employee discount!