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Technical Operations Engineers

Location: Cambridge, MA, United States
Job # 10585855
Date Posted: 03-10-2018

TECHNICAL OPERATIONS ENGINEERS

CAMBRIDGE, MA

As part of the Tools team, this individual will have a key role in infrastructure support. They will recommend and deploy solutions across all aspects of our systems infrastructure, ensuring availability, performance, and stability in a rapidly developing environment. They will also participate directly in software development activities packaging these solutions for ready deployment.
Applicants must have a strong familiarity with Linux system administration and networking fundamentals and own a healthy enthusiasm for learning, collaborating, and designing new systems. Ideal applicants will be proficient in Python and in using git version control.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Collaborate with the Development Team to tackle the scalability challenges that come with rapid growth.
  • Actively monitor the stability and performance of the server infrastructure (dedicated & cloud).
  • Help ensure that the infrastructure and applications are stable and resilient.
  • Automate where appropriate/possible.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE WITH ADMINISTERING SYSTEMS INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING TECHNOLOGIES:
  • Linux (esp. Ubuntu)
  • Puppet
  • Docker
EXPERIENCE WITH THE FOLLOWING IS A BONUS:
  • Python
  • Packer
  • Authentication technologies (LDAP, MIT Kerberos, PAM, SAML 2.0)
  • Networking technologies (BIND, OpenVPN, VLAN)
  • Storage technologies (LVM, ClusterLVM, NFS, iSCSI)
  • Virtualization technologies (KVM/QEMU, Vagrant)
  • Docker deployment technologies (Swarm, Compose, and Distribute)
  • Jenkins administration
  • Log aggregators
We particularly seek individuals with sharp and tenacious troubleshooting capability. Strong communication and documentation skills and willingness to take initiative are also desired.
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