Tumblr: Systems Engineer

Posted by | March 12, 2011 | Web Pro Job Tips


Location: New York City

URL: www.tumblr.com

is looking for a performance hound who isn’t afraid of impossible challenges —
or is afraid and will
prepare accordingly.
What you’ll do:
  • Architect
    Tumblr’s rapidly growing infrastructure
  • Diagnose and
    repair network, application, and hardware bottlenecks
  • Test and tune
    network, hardware, and software configurations to maximize performance
  • Deploy and
    manage monitoring and diagnostic tools
  • Guide our
    product team to keep new features fast and stable
What we’re looking for:
  • Experience
    scaling high-traffic web sites
  • Experience
    administering a large number of Linux servers in multiple datacenters
  • Smarts,
    humility, and equal willingness to learn and teach
Tools we like:
  • Varnish and
  • Memcached and
  • MySQL (InnoDB)
  • Puppet
  • PHP5 at its
    furthest extent
  • git and GitHub
  • Python, Ruby
  • Asynchronous
    services and queues
  • Cisco IOS
  • Hadoop, Pig,
    ZooKeeper, and other Java/JVM projects
  • Nagios, Munin,
deeply value a team that reflects the extraordinary diversity of Tumblr’s
global community.

To apply: http://tumblr.theresumator.com/apply/zGW3Mz/Systems-Engineer.html?source=37signals

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