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Server Operations

at Junyo Learning Analytics in Palo Alto, CA   —   Jun 23, 2014   |  
About Us:

At Junyo, we believe that every student is different. That’s why we are helping schools and teachers measure student learning, analyze and understand the results, and make informed decisions to prepare students to succeed.

We are data hungry, and know that increasing the number and quality of data samples produces stronger and richer insights. We integrate, instrument, measure, and assess to produce high quality, fine-grained, and real-time data. We analyze the data, visualize results, and provide insights to make the real meaning apparent and actionable. We strive for a user experience that is easy, enjoyable, and requires no training. Intelligent insights, recommendations, and visualizations empower people to make smart decisions that help students learn more every day.

We partner with schools, content providers, and online learning providers that are eager to use data to tune their products and services to get better results. We’re well funded, we’re in it for the long term and we are committed to doing this right.

We are a fun, experienced team who believe that the best work is done by people who are passionate, committed and focused but understand the importance of work-life balance. Our offices are conveniently located amongst the restaurants and coffee shops of downtown Palo Alto within easy access of Cal Train, 101 and the Dumbarton Bridge.

About the Role:

We strive to delight our users each time they open our app. That means building out complex systems to support our product features and making sure that Junyo works, fast, for everyone, all the time. Our Server Ops will be the mastermind behind putting our machines to work to serve millions of users each day. Join our small, agile backend team, configuring different systems, conducting backups and ensuring that all systems are properly administered.
Expertise in Cloud infrastructure provisioning, software configuration and build/deployment tools (EC2 preferred)
3+ years experience working in a Linux environment.
Maintained several servers with strong knowledge of how to scale to many servers.
Experience in DB administration
You’ve “carried a pager”, and have first-hand experience with what happens when the infrastructure/tools fail.
Experience configuring load balances, handling back-ups, working with networking protocols and firewalls.
Experience with automated configuration management (e.g. Puppet / Chef)
Self-starter, with a positive attitude and a willingness to work with a flexible schedule and play multiple roles in a start-up environment.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
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