[jobs] Platform Engineer, New York, NY

Steven Kreuzer skreuzer at f2o.org
Fri Oct 27 12:04:06 EDT 2006

OkCupid.com is a well-financed, rapidly growing free online dating site.
We run a high-performance match-making website on an array of FreeBSD
servers at our colo facility in Manhattan.  We seek a full-time Platform
Engineer to be a Jack-of-All-Trades responsible for designing,
developing, and maintaining OkCupid's hardware, OS, and development
platform.  This is not a telecommute or contract position; generous
salary, equity, and benefits commensurate with experience. To apply,
please send your resume to jobs at okcupid.com

Responsibilities Include:

# Running regular build and deployment cycles
# Managing and administering our build system and process
# Lead upcoming hardware and network expansion
# Monitoring internal network and external CDN for problems
# Installing and upgrading FreeBSD, applications, & libraries on new
# Assisting software developers to optimize applications and servers
# Designing, maintaining, and growing our offsite server cabinets
# Supporting and troubleshooting basic desktop hardware for up to 15


# System administration: comfort with compiler flags, kernel modules,
# GNU make tools (make, autoconf, etc.)
# Subversion or CVS
# Extensive Unix experience managing multiple servers on complex
networks using free, automated, open-source tools
# Networking: switches, routers, DNS, firewalls, load balancers,
Ethernet bonding, link aggregation, tagged VLANs, spanning trees, SNMP
# Strong Perl, Python, and shell scripting
# Hardware: BIOS settings, hardware RAID arrays, etc.
# Security: firewalls, intrusion detection, auditing, etc.
# Databases: SQL, MySQL, table indexing, and backing up live databases

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