Operations Engineer at Say Media

Portland, OR or San Francisco, CA, United States of America

Posted on Mar 21 2015 (over 9 years ago)



Say Media, a global online publishing and technology company, is seeking an Operations Engineer to manage, maintain, and deploy key infrastructure and take on the challenges of networking, monitoring and security. As a member of the Ops team, you'll be responsible for keeping our service reliable, available and fast. Role is open in San Francisco, Portland, New York, Toronto, Montreal or Illinois.

Who we are

Say Media is reinventing the digital magazine with Tempest, our award-winning publishing platform, designed to create rich editorial experiences that bring content front and center. Unlike a general purpose CMS, Tempest is built from the ground up to support the specific needs of the modern digital magazine. We partner with leading digital magazines to give them a best-in-class publishing platform and professional services, allowing them to focus on their content, their readers, and their business instead of their technology. And we are always inventing beautiful new experiences like Adaptive Ads, which seamlessly incorporate quality content and brand messaging on any device. Owning our own technology means we can also innovate faster - and keep making things better.

Tempest currently serves 50 million pages per month, and we are continually adding new sites and partners. We expect fast-paced growth throughout the company.

About this position

  • You will share the responsibility of keeping data-intensive, high-volume, real-time service possible by maintaining and monitoring our infrastructure running around the clock. This role will contribute in bringing optimal solutions in maintaining a scalable infrastructure, which supports new services and users.
  • Contribute to the development of new standards for our environment.
  • Manage configuration changes for the deployed systems.
  • Perform periodic on-call duty as part of a team maintaining the availability and performance of the platform and the various services and systems that the core interfaces depend on.

About you

  • You are proficient Software Developer using one of the following: Python, JavaScript and Go. Background with distributed Unix/Linux systems administration and performance tuning. Experience in automating server provisioning.
  • You have experience with public and private cloud architectures.
  • You have a background in architecting and scaling production infrastructure.
  • Proficient with load balancing, storage, and clustering technologies.
  • Understand core operational processes - incident and problem management, configuration and change management, working with SLAs.
  • You are energetic, self-motivated and result-driven engineer who will help us leverage our infrastructure.

Bonus: experience with Docker containers, used advanced HA and scalability techniques and tools relating to data sharding, load balancing, autoscaling, caching. You can diagnose and tune poorly performing SQL. Handled infrastructure with code because automation lets you focus on the more difficult and rewarding problems. Love dogs!


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