Livestream: Dev Ops Engineer – New York

Posted by | December 15, 2011 | Web Pro Job Tips


Location: New York, NY


Livestream is an innovative and fast growing live
video start-up based in New York which delivers over a billion minutes of video
per month. We’ve just launched the new version of our platform
(, and are looking for talented engineers to help us
build and scale the most amazing live streaming service.
We are looking for candidates who are passionate
about building the tools that power major infrastructures, take pride in what
they build, are quick learners and love to work in a challenging and fast-paced
environment. As part of a start-up competing in a world-scale market, you will
be expected to work hard and will have the ability to manage services used by
millions of people.
The ideal candidate will have experience in both
system engineering and software development, with a focus on building back-end
systems like monitoring, automation, and management tools.  They will be
part of a team of Dev Ops Engineers that help to build and maintain the
Livestream properties, and will understand and believe the philosophy that
anything that is worth doing multiple times is worth automating away in a
monitorable, maintainable way.
– Build and maintain the tools that will help us
test, deploy, measure, monitor and scale our applications and our
– Help to continuously improve our processes and tools
to ensure the best possible experience for our users, from uptime to
performance and reliability.
– Monitor and maintain our systems, including being
part of a 12×7 oncall rotation and escalation path.  Ensure that our
monitoring tools catch and alert on all production issues without generating a
flood of false positives.
– Work/Collaborate with developers to instrument
the application and build management tools alongside the app to provide insight
into its performance and the behaviors of our users.
– Build and maintain automation systems to reduce
time for builds and deployments and to enable the team to scale its output
exponentially over time.
– 2+ years of experience supporting a real-time,
24×7 production web environment.
– Strong written and verbal communication skills;
ability to organize and prioritize tasks.
– Understanding of data center management, core
networking, and serving static and streaming content over the web.
– Proficiency with unix scripting: shell, perl,
python, ruby, or equivalent languages.
– Ability to write or customize open-source tools
to effectively automate tasks and monitor production services.
– Experience using and managing databases (MySQL
and/or NoSQL solutions).
– Familiarity with server virtualization concepts
and technologies (Xen or equivalents).
– Ability to work in fast-paced environments with
weekly release schedules.
– Understanding of RESTful architectures and
experience working/interacting with web services.
– Experience with version control systems.
– The ability and desire to mentor and grow the NOC
team, providing training and best practices.
– Experience using linux, preferably on physical,
virtual, and cloud servers.
Desired skills and experience:
– Experience using configuration management systems
(chef, puppet, cfengine, etc.)
– Experience with package management (preferably on
Debian systems).
– Experience managing and tuning MySQL or NoSQL
– Experience using and managing node.js, ruby on
rails, scala, and/or java.
– Working knowledge of the following technologies
or equivalents: ldap, ntp, dns, fai, dhcp, git, puppet, mysql, redis.
Start Date: Immediate

To apply: To schedule an interview at our office, please email us with a resume or relevant links at

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