Taboola is hiring a

LINUX System Engineer

Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel


Build and scale Taboola production infrastructure, focusing specifically on the Linux environment.

  • Combine open-source and commercial technologies to build services that will have an impact on the business
  • Work in a heterogeneous environment containing diverse operating systems and applications, and make them work well together
  • Find ways to leverage the scale and complexity of Taboola recommendation infrastructure.
  • Be the final escalation point for issues related to IT Linux systems.
  • Produce systems that are scalable, automated, and well-documented, and train others to take on operations.
  • Team player with excellent troubleshooting skills.
  • Responsible with experience dealing with production environments.
  •  Work closely with developers in supporting new features and services, software releases and troubleshoot problems
  • Participate in 24/7 on call rotation.


  • Ability to work with multiple projects with competing priorities in an extremely fast-paced environment
  • 5 years system administration experience working in a Linux environment especially CentOS
  • Experience with big data environments such as Cassandra and Hadoop
  • Coding ability. Expert knowledge in bash scripting and ability to code in at least one of the following languages in required: ruby, Python ,perl
  • Knowledge of physical servers and switches
  • Experience working with common monitoring and configuration management tools such as Puppet,Nagios,Graphite, Sensu, Foreman
  • Ruthlessly bent on automation, efficient, and self-service
  • Configuration and maintenance of common applications such as Nginx, Squid, NFS, DHCP, SSH, Bind, and SNMP
  • Virtualisation,Storage systems and Network experience, a plus
  • Excellent communications skills.
  • Ability to be productive in a globally distributed team