About the Job
You are good at what you do, like it, and know UNIX (ideally Linux) well. You've mastered your current environment and everything is rock solid- it's time for your next challenge.
Here's what we have to work with: Per month: 5 billion page views, 20+ million visitors, 3 petabytes downloaded. Per second: 30,000 dynamic content requests, 20,000 static content requests, 25,000 DB requests and 1M+ memcached requests. Infrastructure: 650+ co-located servers, 850+ VMs, 15 SAN/NAS devices. Page builds often touch 100 machines and average response time is 75 milliseconds. We have a 3 petabyte Hadoop cluster running on 31 nodes with 20 cores each.
This is an amazing opportunity for someone who has experience working with SAN and NAS devices and is interested in setting them up to be reliable, stable, and cost-effective. You'll share accountability for guaranteeing uptime -and the pager, approximately one week out of every quarter. Occasional off hour calls are going to happen, but it's your job to engineer to minimize outages in the first place.
"We work in a fast-paced, big-impact, collaborative environment. We ship to production multiple times a day, so if you commit code now it'll be live to millions of users the very next day, or possibly later the same day!"
Erik Johannessen, Engineering Manager
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About the Site Ops Team
The Site Operations team at if(we) is in charge of designing, building, and maintaining the infrastructure that powers the world’s largest social discovery network. We are systems, storage, and network engineers who excel at building high availability environments, and we strive to automate everything we can. We work in partnership with a large group of software engineers to build and maintain a diverse infrastructure.
Nearly all of our servers run Linux; we have a very strong preference for open source software. Managing these servers in an automated fashion is a big job, especially considering the rapid rate and wide diversity of changes made--both by our group and by engineering at large. We do our best to automate routine tasks and create reliable and reproducible architecture. We always look out for each other, and spend much of our time helping each other.
if(we), formerly known as Tagged Inc., is a company building social products to enable meaningful connections between people. We’re a profitable startup growing our existing successful products, Tagged & hi5, and building new social products on mobile and other key platforms. We're constantly exploring new ideas and technologies to build the next massive social product and realize our mission of connecting people.
Created by the team that brought Tagged to the world in 2004, if(we) was founded in 2014. if(we) was launched to build off of Tagged’s earlier experiences and success, tap the market growth and create the next billion user social product.
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