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Operations Engineer

Location: San Francisco

Operations Engineer

Location: Carlsbad, CA

Job Information

The company is seeking a talented linux systems/network engineer. We are an established, yet growing team that is changing the way the industry thinks about mobile advertising and publishing. Ideal candidates will find a place to challenge and sharpen their specialty while improving our hybrid colo+cloud production infrastructure.

You will wear many hats - your primary role will resemble a Site Reliability Engineer, or depending on the context-switch: Incident Commander, Automation Engineer, or Technical Evangelist.

We seek interested, curious, and smart people who get things done. This is not a laundry list of "requirements." If you think Postgres and Riak are superior to MySQL and memcached, let us know!

Positions are in Carlsbad, CA - just steps from the beach.


  • Infrastructure automation (puppet, git, python, ruby, perl, bash)

  • High-volume web/app servers (nginx, tomcat, rack-derived servers)

  • High-transaction datastores (MySQL, memcached, Redis, MongoDB)

  • Monitoring systems and metrics collection (Ganglia, Nagios, Graphite)

  • Tuning network stack (L1-L7) for performance and security

  • Managing linux installations in a professional capacity


  • Enthusiasm for solving interesting problems and a willingness to learn

  • Capable of performing occasional (local) data-center tasks

  • Member of production operations on-call rotation

  • Previous "start-up" experience, self-motivated and reliable

Strong Pluses

  • Experience with IaaS orchestration (AWS), CI, build automation

  • Experience with Apache ZooKeeper, Hadoop, Kafka

  • Experience with Agile/Scrum, Lean/Kanban development process

About the company

The company is the leader in location powered mobile advertising. We manage one of the largest mobile ad platforms in the U.S. Driven by our differentiated mobile technologies, The company helps media companies monetize their mobile inventory and enables advertisers to reach a valuable, premium audience where they work, live, play, and grow.

As a Nielsen verified top 5 mobile ad platform, the company reaches 125M+ mobile users of which 50M are exclusive to the company. Our platform consists of only the highest quality national and local media companies, including the mobile outlets of traditional media providers as well as digital-only local and hyper-local publishers.

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