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
> - Partner alongside the best engineers, participating in their product
> planning, architecture, design, and infrastructure and capacity
> - Guide and advise teams in utilizing the operational infrastructure
> effectively by helping them plug into infrastructure services like
> virtualization, deployment, automated configuration management,
> 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
> - 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
> - 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
> 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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