When we hire, we generally just try to find the smartest people around and then make a role that suits their unique talents. This time around we’re looking for a very specific kind of developer / system admin.
Bottom line, we need somebody who can keep our services available and scalable. This is a Sys Admin position.
You would responsible for improving and maintaining our entire hosted product infrastructure. Key job responsibilities include:
Monitoring and maintaining server health, system backups, etc
Proactively finding and eliminating issues of load and scale
Deploying new builds from test through production
Continually improving our deployment process
Whatever else is needed to keep us up and running
We’re not hung up on a particular amount or type of experience, but we are adamant about a particular level of skill.
Our current environment makes use of:
Amazon Web Services:
Elastic Load Balancing
Elastic Block Store