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Systems Engineer

San Francisco, United States

Job Description

Mix is working on the next generation of social discovery tools and we’re seeking a Systems Engineer who is passionate about robust and scalable web applications.  The operations team focuses on administering, and maintaining core and backend systems. This role works closely with the development team helping ensure that scalability, performance, and maintainability are inherent in our infrastructure.


  • Ensure integrity of monitoring, alerting, system maintenance, and capacity planning
  • Communicate regularly with development and support teams regarding system status and implementation schedules
  • Play a key role in ensuring the performance, health, and tuning of various backend distributed systems
  • Participate in on-call rotation

Required Qualifications

  • At least 2 years experience with large backend distributed systems
  • Experience with monitoring and metrics systems (Nagios, Ganglia or similar)
  • Experience using a configuration management system (Chef, Puppet)
  • Solid System Administration knowledge / Strong Unix Skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Proven ability to work independently

Desired Qualifications

  • Expertise in any of the following: mysql, hadoop, hbase, cassandra, redis, memcache, elasticsearch/lucene/solr


Mix offers comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as competitive salary and meaningful equity. We offer a 401k savings plan and an unlimited PTO policy.

We are headquartered in the SOMA district of San Francisco, but with many remote employees. We have fully-stocked healthy kitchens and are located conveniently near public transportation.

About Mix

Mix’s mission is to connect the curious with the creative, delivering personalized recommendations one click at a time. Mix will provide a modern and elegant way to discover the best content liked by friends and experts, from across the web to your mobile device. Mix is proud to be an Expa portfolio company and we're looking for talented folks to join our team.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.