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2014-12-10 08:16


Does building and managing infrastructure for a real-time, high-availability, low-latency, variable-workload system excite you? Do you like job descriptions that start off with a bunch of buzzwords to grab your attention? Did you know that we're moving our infrastructure to an AWS + CoreOS + Docker configuration?

That's where you come in. You will migrate our bare-metal servers to an elastic infrastructure built on CoreOS and Docker. Its not just a straight-up migration; you'll apply all your security savvy to the new environment to lock things down tight. We're not doing this just to be cool. The dream is to have push button provisioning for our developers who want to run load tests and our enterprise customers who are asking for Poll Ev hosted on a private cloud.

You will love working with us if you...

  • Fight complexity. We aren't interested in people turned on by the idea of complex architecture. We believe in keeping things simple with minimal moving parts.
  • Love new technologies. Come build using service-oriented architectures, discovery, and other modern ops tools. You're not afraid to try new tools, but also know when to stick with stuff because "It Just Works™".
  • Break things on purpose and put them back together. It's a fun and effective way to test.
  • Like working alongside a team of kick ass engineers. We think infrastructure is just as important as the code and buy into "The Twelve Factor App" to make your life easier.

You already...

  • Automate your way to victory with Chef, Puppet, or other configuration management tools.
  • Build and operate high-availability clusters using keepalived, Pacemaker, and Coreosync. Manage clustered databases and web servers like MySQL, Postgres, Redis, nginx, and beanstalkd.
  • Put in place patch cycles, maintenance windows, and all other human process that matters.
  • Read from sources like Bruce Schneier or SecurityFocus.
  • Secure systems with iptables, ipfw, or other firewall tools. Scan using Nessus, nmap, and tcpdump. Know how to look for security problems and use IDS tools. Plan for the worst by backing up data and testing recovery.
  • Know IP subnetting like the back of your hand and your VLANs from your VPNs.
  • Hate Nagios but know how to watch your infrastructure with the right tools.
  • You don’t always parse logs, but when you do, you use sed, awk, and grep. When feeling saucy, you ship off to centralized solutions like logstash or Papertrail.

Tell us more about

  • Side projects like OSS scripts or tools.
  • Involvement in the community through meetups, projects, and blogs.
  • Fun, interesting, or crazy languages you've played around with.
  • Art, music, games, literature, or anything that fascinates you. We enjoy passionate people.

We don't care about

  • Every technology you've used since first touching a keyboard. Experience with DOA web services, IPX/SPX, Windows NT, Banyan Vines, or LANtastic don't interest us.
  • Verbose resumes. Keep it concise.


  • Competitive salary - this is a position that pays very well for the right candidate.
  • Stock options negotiable

Application Process

Keep applications brief; we want small resumes with relevant experience. Be prepared to defend any laundry lists of skills. Short but super-personalized cover letters are welcome.

Good luck!

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