Software Engineering | Oakland, CA
Join the #1 brand and top Web property focused on answering people’s questions. At Ask.com, we’re building a next-generation Q&A service – spanning both the Web and mobile devices -- that combines the power of search with insight from real users.
Our proprietary algorithms crawl the web for question and answer pairs (400 million and growing), fueling one of the biggest Q&A databases on the Web. This unique technology, combined with answers from real users in our community, makes Ask.com the most comprehensive Q&A service around. At Ask, we empower each individual to succeed, communicate their ideas, and take action.
Build Release Engineering at Ask.com is a mission critical task. We have millions of unique users each month visit our site. Our Release Engineering Team is a dedicated group of passionate technologists. You will be a vital part of ensuring that compilation, assembly, and delivery of our source code is executed with precision.
The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated individual with a strong focus on designing systems to build, package and deploy software that impacts millions of users. You should possess deep knowledge of Linux, web technologies and the associated configurations.
- Strong knowledge of source code repository administration (git and/or SVN) and superior experience utilizing software build/configuration tools such as Make, Ant and Maven is essential
- Superior scripting language skills on the Linux platform: Bash Shell, Python, and Perl.
- Three or more years experience creating software builds/RPMs and release related dashboards, targeted for the Linux (RHEL or derivative) platform.
- Experience setting up continuous build, continuous deployment tools like Hudson/Jenkins, TeamCity or others on the Linux platform.
- Bachelors in Computer Science or related field.
- Experience with Chef, Puppet, or any other software configuration management tool is a huge plus.
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