OkCupid is seeking a passionate Linux Systems Administrator to help support staff and critical infrastructure.
 
We’re a small, tight-knit team, so you’ll work closely with the front-end, back-end, and mobile engineers. This is a unique opportunity to be deeply involved in the growth and evolution of an amazing and dynamic product, built on cool technology, by exceptionally talented people.
 
Daily activities may include the following:
  • Provisioning and deployment of new systems in a rapidly growing environment
  • Working closely with developers to tune both the application stack and databases for optimal performance
  • Help to refine internal processes and documentation
  • General systems maintenance tasks such as daily review of logs and alerts, managing resource usage, troubleshooting routine automated maintenance and backup processes, applying patches, etc.
  • Diagnose and resolve internal system issues
  • Write and maintain system scripts/utilities in Bash or Python as needed
  • Respond to production issues immediately to ensure continued service
  • Execution of system-related operations, including off-hour maintenance as required
This job might be for you if:
  • You enjoy solving problems, taking on difficult challenges, and finding creative solutions
  • You don't get flustered easily (if you don't know the answer, you'll dig until you find it)
  • You pay attention to details
  • You communicate clearly
  • You're motivated, driven and volunteer for new challenges without waiting to be asked
To land this gig, you'll need:
  • 4+ years experience with systems administration
  • Extensive experience with Linux operating systems
  • Proficiency in at least one scripting language
  • Sound understanding of networking concepts
  • Solid understanding of load balancing and HA environments
Bonus points:
  • Experience with noSQL solutions (e.g., MongoDB, Hadoop, Redis)
  • Familiarity with Openstack
  • Experience with Kubernetes
  • Experience with monitoring solutions
  • You hold an exceptional waldo-spotting score
Some perks:
  • Competitive salary and full benefits, including Medical, Dental, Vision, and 401k
  • Workstation and tools of your choice
  • Paid attendance to conferences
  • Regularly catered lunch and a bomb shelter stockpile of snacks and drinks
  • Company funded happy hours/events
  • A sunny office full of amazing people and opportunities to learn
OkCupid is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment for all employees.
 
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