Lead DevOps Engineer - Social Media - NYC

Location: New York City, NY
Date Posted: 07-04-2017
Social Media
New York City, NY
95+ Employees

This company has cornered its section of the market as a top social media partner with over 200M unique visitors per month. They are looking for a Lead DevOps Engineer to help run and improve the web platforms so they can provide the best, most relevant content in real time. You will be part of a team supporting and scaling the production infrastructure for the delivery of these applications.

What You'll Do:
  • Build & manage software delivery, systems integration, and developer support tools
  • Design and implement quality software delivery solutions
  • Design and deploy applications utilizing components of the AWS stack focusing on high-availability, fault tolerance and disaster recovery
  • Monitor services to maintain uptime
  • Work with developers to help optimize the performance of our web services
  • Support, troubleshoot, monitor and optimize production systems
  • Conduct performance tuning, load testing, optimization of information/data processing, maintenance and support of the production environment
  • Serve as the technical expert on the most difficult support and troubleshooting problems
  • Plan ways to improve the infrastructure, and implement those plans
  • Manage budget of $100K-$500K per month
What You Bring:
  • 5-7+ years of experience in DevOps or Infrastructure Engineering
  • Expert-level knowledge of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) ecosystem
  • Software development background and scripting with one or more of the following languages: SQL/MySQL, Scala, Java, Python
  • Strong background in Linux/Unix Administration
  • Experience with automation/configuration management using either Puppet, Chef or an equivalent
  • Familiarity with containerized microservice deployments - especially Kubernetes
  • Ability to use a wide variety of open source technologies and cloud services (experience with AWS is required)
  • Strong experience with SQL and MySQL (NoSQL experience is a plus, too, since we also use Redis/Dynamo)
  • Knowledge of best practices and IT operations in an always-up, always-available service
  • Sound technical understanding of the use and administration of various Linux distributions (RHEL preferred)
  • Experience supporting 24x7, high availability internet application environments that include web, application and database servers and load balancing systems
  • Working knowledge of web and application servers management and configuration (e.g.Nginx, JBoss, Django)
  • Experience with build and deployment automation tools (e.g. Maven, Jenkins, Travis)
  • Experience with build automation and configuration management tools (e.g. Puppet, Chef, Ansible)
  • Experience with virtualization platforms and cloud technologies (AWS, Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Experience with log aggregation tools (Splunk, Elasticsearch, Scalyr)
  • Experience with metrics infrastructure tools (New Relic, Statsd, Graphite)
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