Wildfire Interactive: Operations Administrator

Posted by | April 11, 2011 | Web Pro Job Tips


Location: Palo Alto, CA

URL: www.

About Wildfire Interactive:
Recently selected as one of the “Best Places to Work”, Wildfire is a rapidly expanding, VC-funded tech startup positioned squarely on top of the social media marketing revolution. Our platform allows brand managers and marketers of all sizes to easily attract, engage and interact with the users and fans of their brands.
Intuitive, streamlined and affordable, Wildfire’s platform is simple enough for even the least tech-savvy business manager to use and flexible enough to suit the needs of the most creative marketer or advertising agency. We’ve powered over 100,000 campaigns, and we count among our clients some of the world’s largest brands, such as Pepsi, Disney, Nestle, American Express, Unilever and Toyota. The success of our product has been recognized by our growing client base as well as established institutions. Wildfire is a 2x winner of the Facebook Fund anda TechCrunch Crunchies Award nominee, was named one of the 250 best private companies in the world by 2010 AlwaysOn Global 250, and was named by The San Francisco Business Times as one of the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area. 
Job Description:
We are looking to add an operations administrator to our growing team. Our ops team is responsible for balancing on-call responsibilities with off-time upgrades and maintenance. You will be responsible for launching new apps and builds as well as developing tools to constantly improve the performance of our deployments, and handling alerts in an efficient and effective manner. In addition, you will be expected to be comfortable in a team management position, leading and coordinating the efforts of small ops team.
If you feel like you could spot a glitch in the Matrix, have patience and a steady hand as well the ability to think quickly on your feet and diligently respond to on and off-duty alerts, we’re looking for you. Candidates should be local to the Bay Area (or willing to relocate) and also have previous experience leading an ops team. There is no spoon.
  • Solid experience managing production Rails applications on medium sized clusters.
  • Familiarity with linux systems applications, including: Ubuntu, Nginx, HAProxy, Syslog, Postfix.
  • Familiar with deployment patterns of the following technologies: Ruby, Rails, Git, MySQL, Memcached, & redis.
  • Ability to manage a small ops team with ease and confidence.
  • Familiar with the Chef deployment automation tools and authorizing recipes.
  • Generous Salary
  • Options Package
  • Health & Dental Insurance

To apply: Please apply at www.wildfireapp.com/buzz/jobs

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