Job opening at Ancestry.com - AppOps Engineer - Linux/windows automated configuration and deployment

S. Dale Morrey sdalemorrey at gmail.com
Tue Sep 11 10:03:53 MDT 2012


Oh wow, this would be the perfect job for me.
On Sep 11, 2012 10:00 AM, "Robert Jackson" <robertj at linux4free.com> wrote:

> We actually have a couple positions open.  I have been working here for a
> number of years and love it.
>
> Either apply directly(please put me down as a reference) and/or email me
> your resume at robertj at ancestry.com
>
> *
> *
> *AppsOps ENGINEER*
>
> *Job Description:*
> A key mantra at Ancestry is “You build it, you run it.”  To do that, teams
> need to effectively plug into the operations infrastructure. AppOps
> engineers make that happen.
>
> AppOps Engineers are hybrid software/systems engineers who ensure that
> services run smoothly and have capacity for future growth.  AppOps
> engineers are embedded in Ancestry product and infrastructure teams, and
> are core drivers in every significant engineering effort going on in the
> company. They work with development teams to plug them into infrastructure
> services and provide automated services for their teams as needed.  AppOps
> Engineers work as a liaison to web ops for their teams to make sure
> everyone is working together to deliver business value.
>
> *Key Responsibilities / Performance Requirements:*
>
>    - Share ownership in application or back-end services produced by
>    development teams and own the infrastructure/operations components like
>    servers, caches, etc. that those teams depend on.
>    - Write and review code, develop documentation and capacity plans, and
>    help debug hard problems
>    - Act as a liaison into the operations side to obtain the resources
>    necessary for the effective operations support for the development
> teams.
>    - Partner alongside the best engineers, participating in their product
>    planning, architecture, design, and infrastructure and capacity
> planning.
>    - Guide and advise teams in utilizing the operational infrastructure
>    effectively by helping them plug into infrastructure services like
>    virtualization, deployment, automated configuration management,
> monitoring,
>    and logging.
>    - Together with your engineering team, you will share an on-call
>    rotation in supporting their service(s).
>
> *Required Skills:*
>
>    - BS in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical discipline
>    or equivalent experience
>    - Extreme sound knowledge of sysadmin (Windows or Linux) and TCP/IP
>    network fundamentals
>    - Ability to code really well in at least one scripting language (BASH /
>    Ruby / Powershell / Python / Perl / VBS / etc.)
>    - Ability to rapidly learn and read development languages (C#, Ruby,
>    C++, Java are all in heavy use)
>    - Ability to pick up new software, frameworks and APIs quickly
>    - Good knowledge of infrastructure automation (Chef, Puppet, or
>    cfEngine).
>    - Solid knowledge of VM technology (ESX, HyperVisor, Xen, etc.)
>    - Sharp and tenacious troubleshooting skills--you can fix anything!
>    - Ability to perform "guerrilla capacity planning" for internet service
>    architectures
>    - Good knowledge of large-scale internet service architectures such as
>    load balancers and CDN's, even if you haven't worked on one
>    - Configuration and maintenance of common applications such as IIS, SQL
>    Server/MySQL, DHCP, NTP, SSH, DNS, switches, load balancers, etc.
>    - Good verbal and written communications skills.  Knowledge and use of
>    MS Visio a huge plus.
>    - Detail oriented and careful
>
> *Working for Ancestry.com*
> Ancestry.com is a profitable, growing company with a positive, high-energy
> environment. Together, our dedicated teams are harnessing the power of
> technology and using it to simplify the way people connect with their
> families and their unique legacies. Our work environment is fast-paced and
> challenging, but also extremely exciting. You’ll work with a team of
> passionate, engaged individuals. We offer excellent benefits and a
> competitive compensation package. For additional information, regarding our
> benefits and career information, please visit our website at
> http://ancestry.com/careers.
>
> Ancestry.com Inc. is interested in you and we are dedicated to building a
> diverse workforce with equal opportunities for employment.
>
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