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Lead Systems Engineer at Mobile Commons (NYC)

by Matt Lee Contributions Published on Jun 27, 2008 11:39 AM
Manage our production GNU/Linux cluster

We are looking for a Lead Systems Engineer to manage our production GNU/Linux cluster and constantly improve system reliability. Our applications depend on high availability (we run mobile messaging for concerts & rallies with 10,000s of people and process millions of messages) and experience large volumes spikes (say, 0-1,000 simultaneous phone calls in 60 seconds). This requires solid system engineering, operations, and monitoring. We also rely on a number of third party services, any of which could be down at any time. We maintain sensitive data for large, non-profit organizations, so security is of utmost importance. You will be the lead Systems Engineer, taking charge of all aspects of our platform that affect speed, reliability, security, and overall system performance. Experience managing a production GNU/Linux (CentOS) environment is a must. You should have experience troubleshooting, diagnosing, and improving network traffic, CPU utilization, databases (MySQL), and applications. You will also be responsible for system monitoring and alerting, backups, and machine clustering/replication. Familiarity with Rails (specifically nginx & Mongrel) is preferred. Finally, as we are a startup, you will also be expected to wear different hats, including taking initiative on automating much of our regression testing and reporting.


Send your resume to jobs {at} mcommons(.)com. Got a blog or an embarrassingly inappropriate MySpace page? Send that too! We are currently looking for engineers to work full-time and on location in NYC. No phone calls please.

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