Merchenta
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Job Description:

We are seeking an experienced Linux Systems Administrator (Hadoop, Debian, MySQL, Couchbase, RabbitMQ) with an interest in Big Data applications and high-availability, highly scalable architectures. Merchenta’s behavioural advertising platform is used in over 40 countries, by major brands including Microsoft, ASOS, Mazda and many others.

We work with a wide range of technologies, including:

  • Debian
  • Hadoop/Hive
  • Couchbase
  • Percona MySQL
  • RabbitMQ
  • Nginx/Apache/Tomcat
  • Git
  • Ansible
  • Java, Scala, Groovy, Python

Key responsibilities

This is a hands-on sys admin role which includes collaboration with and supervision of a team of SA/DevOps in the delivery of:

  • Linux server administration and deployment using automated toiols (eg Ansible, Puppet)
  • Hadoop cluster administration
  • Couchbase cluster administration
  • Performance tuning of MySQL/Hadoop/Linux
  • Production monitoring and support
  • Deployments and builds
  • Configuration/capacity planning
  • Platform monitoring and analysis
  • Report/SQL/HQL development

This role reports to the CTO and may involve occasional European travel.

Key skills required

  • In-depth knowledge of Linux and networking (3 years or more)
  • Experience working with multiple Servers in different configurations and environments
  • Familiarity with many or all of our technologies
  • Ability to prioritise operational and DevOps activities within a larger DevOps team
  • An interest in learning new technologies and skills
  • Good spoken/written English (other European languages are helpful, but not essential)

The role brings with it a competitive salary, generous holiday allowance and eligibility for share options after a qualifying period. We offer flexible working hours and the opportunity to learn new technologies.

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