Confidential: Web Infrastructure Engineer

Posted by | May 31, 2012 | Web Pro Job Tips

Location: Nashville Tennessee

Who we are:
A cutting edge, stable and well-funded convergence-minded company
based just south of Nashville, TN. This is the opportunity to join a
dynamic team in a super exciting space. Come leave your mark and climb a
new ladder. We employ only the best and brightest who can’t wait to get
back to work everyday. Trust us, you want to work here. If you are a
web scientist that was born to create, you belong on our team. Applicants Confidentiality Assured
What you’ll do:
  • Build and maintain infrastructure components.
  • Help developers become more productive by finding pain points and solving them with new internal tools.
  • Be a guardian of the system; advise us on infrastructure and scalability challenges before they happen.
  • Be constantly on the lookout for ways to improve the systems we use.
  • Help improve code quality by regularly reviewing code and defining best practices.
You should have:
  • Excellent general programming skills in a major language.
  • Solid skills doing back-end web development.
  • Strong knowledge of scalability, performance, and system design.
  • Strong knowledge of databases and SQL.
  • Excellent technical judgment; ability to plan large projects and make smart tradeoffs.
  • Empathy with developers and a desire to make their jobs happier.
  • Enough professional experience to recognize process inefficiencies and a natural drive to want to fix them.
  • Appriciation of great design and simplicity.
Even better would be:
  • Front end development experience.
  • Strong knowledge of Ruby on Rails.
  • Significant open-source contributions, particularly in Rails and other relevant areas.
  • Hands-on experience building reliable web-scale infrastructure.
  • Experience with complex or high-volume MySQL deployments.
  • Experience with NoSQL tools, especially Hadoop-based technologies.
  • Experience with data warehouse systems, metrics and stats collection, and distributed processing.

To apply: Please send your resume and samples of your work to daniel.houghton@me.com

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