Sr. Linux System Administrator

Information Technology | Redwood City, CA, United States

Inflection, a fast-growing and profitable technology start-up in the Silicon Valley, is seeking a Senior Linux System Administrator who can script, pipe, package, and tune Inflection to new levels of success. The ideal candidate is hands-on, passionate about technology, and can sed, awk, and grep their way through any distro. This is a full-time position located in Redwood Shores.

You love it when there’s a problem to solve
  • When there’s a performance problem, you don’t place blame, you hunt it down and tune it away
  • If you have a task you need to repeat often, you script it
  • If you can script it, you’re also documenting it so others can support your work
  • You love to teach others on the team, so they can do it too
  • You’re ready to solve problems at SCALE!
  • SANs make up the foundation for your virtual world and you are as comfortable there as any of your other Linux sandboxes.
  • Big Data excites you because it redefines “get it right the first time”
  • Clustering is fun because there are more instruments in your orchestra and you command them like the maestro that you are
  • You’re so good at spinning up and deploying instances, that when someone asks you to spin, you only need to ask “How many?”  You are a true Puppet master
  • New application? New Service? No problem!  It’s all technology to you and you’re a technology athlete!
  • You’re ready to join a guild of other IT professionals who share your passion
We’re looking for a genuine PERL
  • BS in Computer Science or grok similar knowledge and understanding
  • 8+ years of experience working with Linux in a professional environment
  • Experience with multiple distributions including Ubuntu
  • Experience with enterprise Storage Area Networks (SANs) such as EMC, Hitachi or NetApp
  • Experience working with deployment tools such as Puppet or Chef
  • Strong background working with network service applications such as apache, postfix, mysql, memcached, and Redis.
  • Deep understanding of TCP/IP all the way from hardware-layer up to common services and routing principles
  • Ability to work collaboratively with teammates working in a Windows enterprise-scale data center
  • Strong focus on performance, quality, and scalability
  • Experience working with Cloud-based services and virtualization technologies such as Amazon Web Services and VMWare VCenter

You believe that work and fun can, in fact, coexist: 
Bored employees make boring products. At Inflection, there's no such thing. We run big websites with millions of users, but we're allergic to the sterile and cold corporate culture. Work and life should definitely be buddies, so we're serious about cultivating a fab work environment. To wit:
  • Conveniently located off 101 in Redwood Shores, with free Caltrain access through company sponsored GO Pass and a shuttle from both the Hillsdale and San Carlos Caltrain stations
  • Business goals celebrated with Major Milestone Trips and frequent Friday Happy Hours
  • Company sponsored catered lunch daily
  • A start up's pantry of complimentary beverages and snacks
  • Company subsidized gym membership at nearby Pacific Athletic Club
  • High energy team with great mix of experienced entrepreneurs, talented engineers, and successful Silicon Valley veterans
  • Culture of acting with integrity
  • Competitive compensation including equity options
  • Comprehensive benefits package including medical/dental coverage, 401K, and life insurance