Meebo: Server Operations Engineer

Posted by | November 10, 2010 | Web Pro Job Tips


Location: Mountain View, CA


We’re seeking a highly enthusiastic, self-motivated Server
Operations Engineer who will be a core member of the Server Operations
team. You will need strong skills in implementing and managing high
availability, mission critical infrastructure, and should be a dedicated
problem solver who can multi-task and prioritize tasks in a fast-paced
and demanding environment. You will work closely with other Server
Operations Engineers and developers to help support a large-scale,
growing web service that serves more than 150 million unique people a
month. This is a full-time position with huge growth potential.
Your responsibilities will include:
  • Hardware / OS performance analysis and tuning, enhancements and corrective actions
  • Script development to automate processes and monitor system performance
  • Planning of infrastructure changes and improvements
  • Documentation of implementation processes and procedures
  • Helping to manage multiple colocation facilities
  • Staying up-to-date with competing technologies
  • After-hours and on-call responsibilities as required or defined
  • Some travel and weekend work will be required
The candidate must have:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, MIS, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics or equivalent
  • Experience with designing, implementing, configuring, administering,
    and troubleshooting mission-critical, 24x7x365, large-scale
  • Experience of Linux system administration in an Internet facing,
    high volume, high growth environment. This would include installation,
    configuration, hardening, patching, tuning, and monitoring of Linux
    based systems
  • 3+ years of Linux system administration including data center technical experience
  • 1+ years of administering Apache and/or Nginx
  • 1+ years of administering MySQL including ability to create and execute SQL queries and interpret the results
  • Familiarity with open source tools such as Nagios, Cassandra, CouchDB a huge plus
  • Fantastic communication skills
How you will succeed:
  • Thrive in a team environment with strong verbal and written skills
  • Demonstrate excellent troubleshooting skills (familiarity with tools like strace, pstack, tcpdump, etc.)
  • Utilize strong networking skills with experience in the major TCP protocols (HTTP, SSH, SMTP, etc.)
  • Apply excellent skills in at least one scripting language (PERL, Python, shell, etc.)

To apply:

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