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Senior Operations Engineer
Senior Operations Engineer
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\nLivingSocial is revolutionizing local eCommerce. With millions of consumers and tens of thousands of merchants using our web and mobile tools, we're constantly improving our suite of products. Using data to drive decisions, our engineers are solving hard problems at the heart of our business. We’re looking for hungry, creative, and pragmatic engineers to help us continue innovating - you can learn more about our team on our tech blog and our public github repository.\n\nLivingSocial is looking for a Senior Operations Engineer with a concrete understanding of how to optimize and maintain scalable databases within scalable infrastructures. \n\nResponsibilities:\n\n\n* Deploy, configure, troubleshoot and manage multiple, large scale MySQL instances using Chef\n\n* Develop and support MySQL database replication across multiple data centers\n\n* Develop and optimize database design for new applications\n\n* Work closely with the development team on application performance\n\n* Perform capacity planning for organic and new offering growth needs\n\n* Analyze and optimize MySQL database performance\n\n* Develop and support monitoring and alerting for MySQL databases\n\n* Troubleshoot database issues, maintain database systems availability and insure scalability\n\n\n\n\nCore Skills/Qualifications:\n\n\n* Bachelors degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience\n\n* 5 years experience as MySQL DBA or equivalent - Operations engineers with strong MySQL knowledge are welcome!\n\n* Expert knowledge of MySQL and InnoDB internals\n\n* Proficiency with iostat, tcpdump, and other systems tools\n\n* Proficiency with Maatkit, and other supporting software suites\n\n* Proven track of managing data and replication between multiple data centers\n\n* General programming and scripting abilities\n\n* Experience working in complex 24/7 production environments\n\n* Experience with any of the following technologies/tools: Nginx, HAProxy, Chef, Capistrano, Memcached, Varnish, Redis, Git, Elastic Search, Sphinx, Apollo, PowerMTA, CentOS, OpenStack\n\n* Strong knowledge of most widely-used networking protocols and unix/linux command line tools \n\n* Solid scripting skills\n\n* Hands-on experience with building and maintaining reliable large-scale distributed systems environments \n\n\n\n\nDesired Skills:\n\n\n* Experience working with Ruby On Rails/MySQL in high-performance environments\n\n* Expert in transaction processing systems.\n\n* Knowledge of Redis, BigTable, HBase, or a similar NoSQL database in production\n\n* Deep knowledge of MySQL HA Solutions\n\n\n\n\nBusiness Skills/Experience:\n\n\n* Requires excellent oral and written communication skills to work effectively with others regardless of departmental or geographic boundaries\n\n* Requires the ability to produce detailed technical documentation\n\n* Requires experience developing and presenting recommendations to peers and management\n\n* Requires good organization skills to produce quality work, within required specifications, and within scheduled timelines\n\n* The position requires individual initiative and ability to influence events, rather than passively accepting them, in order to achieve goals. This means being proactive and a self-starter and going beyond specific job responsibilities to ensure goals are achieved or exceeded\n\n* Excellent customer service skills\n\n\n\n\nWorking Hours and Location:\n\n\n* Normal working hours are standard Monday through Friday business hours. However, this position also requires participation in a 24x7 on-call rotation and off-hours maintenance windows.\n\n\n\n\nCompensation:\n\n\n* Competitive Base Salary\n\n* Health/Dental/Vision/401k\n\n* Opportunity to work with committed, talented people with a great sense of humor\n\n\n\n\n\nLivingSocial appreciates your interest in our company as a place of employment. It is the policy of LivingSocial to provide equal opportunity for employment to all qualified employees and applicants, regardless of race, religion, religious affiliation, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, or veteran status. This policy applies to all areas of employment including recruitment, placement, training, transfer, promotion, termination, pay, and other forms of compensation and benefits. The company will comply with its legal obligation to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.
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