Senior Operations Engineer

Senior Operations Engineer

Vancouver, BC Canada


The Senior Operations Engineer will be a key member of the Operations team responsible for system administration and service management. You are a seasoned system operator with an affinity for creating and maintaining rock solid systems - databases, caches, frontend servers, deployment pipelines, backup systems, etc.  


You are a creative thinker capable of troubleshooting any problem.  Your operations skills are matched by your abilities to write necessary code to maintain systems.  Your code may not end up on the homepage, but your team loves you because the stuff you build makes everything “just work”.

  • Design and build systems using configuration management to effectively manage deployment of servers to public and private cloud

  • Work with Operations team to build monitoring systems and diagnose low level performance issues

  • Work with software development team to manage and optimize software deployment pipeline

  • Participate in software development process by optimizing low level code, developing, capacity testing systems and designing / maintaining development environments

  • Be an expert in the behaviour of application servers in our infrastructure

Required Skills & Experience
  • 5+ years operations experience, preferably in cloud or datacenter production environments

  • Expert Linux administration and bash scripting skills

  • Extensive experience with a configuration management tool (Puppet, Chef, Ansible)

  • Experience and solid understanding of managing virtualized environments (AWS, vSphere, CloudStack)

  • Experience in management of relational and/or non-relational (NOSQL) databases

  • Experience designing and deploying systems, caches and databases to production environments

  • Experience with system monitoring tools (Nagios, Sensu, Cacti)

  • Competencies generally associated with a degree in computer science, computer information systems or a related technical diploma

  • Passion for automation

  • Experience managing software deployment systems - source control, continuous integration, unit/acceptance/functional testing frameworks

  • Experience working in high scalability environments

  • Passion for researching operations practices and technologies and work to integrate them into operational practices

Bonus Assets
  • Start up Experience
  • Love for dogs

Date Posted:
Apr 8, 2015 1:03 AM PDT
Hootsuite Media, Inc.

Hootsuite Media, Inc.
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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