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2014-06-10 06:19


Wildbit is looking for someone to join our operations team for running all three products: Postmark, Beanstalk, and dploy.io. We run a fully managed environment of purchased hardware hosted in one of the most advanced data centers in the midwest (with ServerCentral). Our infrastructure is made up of a variety of server configurations, including all SSD storage, 10GbE networking and large ZFS servers for storing many TB's of Beanstalk repositories. We use a combination of tools for monitoring such as Zenoss, New Relic, statsd, pingdom and in-house custom tools built on selenium and jenkins.

You'll work with the developers and operations team to build new servers, automate our process, and monitor performance and uptime. Our stack includes Ruby / Rails, Clojure and .Net. We use a variety of systems to run our products, including RabbitMQ, Redis, Cloudant, Elastic Search, and MySQL. Most of our servers run CentOS and OmniOS.


  • Maintain and improve existing infrastructure to meet demands of each service
  • Improve automation tools and processes (Chef)
  • Coordinate maintenance or updates between developer needs and operations
  • Coordinate with data center on new servers or networking changes
  • Emergency incident response and diagnosis of system outages or alerts
  • Write and update internal documentation of systems and processes

Skills & Requirements

  • 5+ years in an operations role
  • Worked on large scale web applications
  • Ability to define physical server specs (but not building them)
  • Experience with operating system internals, file systems, and server architectures
  • Strong focus on open source stack
  • Experience managing MySQL with DRBD
  • Familiar with automation tools

Nice to have:

  • OmniOS, Illumos, or Solaris experience
  • Experience with ZFS
  • Understanding of SMTP and Postfix

What’s it like working with Wildbit?

We’re like a family, most of us working out of our office in Old City, Philadelphia, and a several people working remotely. We value quiet time, beautiful design, and clean code. We take our work very seriously and expect each person to be self motivated (no babysitting here). Of course, we also have a lot of fun. At least once per year we have a company retreat in a large villa for a week. Past retreats include Spain, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey and Dominican Republic. We have family lunches each day in the office, prepared by the Wildbit chef. We also do our fair share of happy hours with the team.


  • Chef prepared lunches (at Philadelphia office)
  • Profit sharing
  • Full health care
  • Best hardware possible to get the job done
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