4 Oct 2011

Full-Time Hadoop/Data Infrastructure Systems Administrator

LivingSocial – Posted by nosqljobsWashington, District of Columbia, United States

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Job Description

LivingSocial is growing—fast. We’re redefining localized online advertising and social commerce, all while building a great company and cultivating superb talent. The explosive growth and success of LivingSocial has been recognized by media outlets new and renowned, from TechCrunch to The Wall Street Journal. To help fuel our growth, LivingSocial has secured hundreds of millions in funding from some of the most prominent investors and Internet leaders. As we continue to advance and innovate, we want to invest in you!

Our Hadoop/Data Infrastructure Systems Administrator will maintain Hadoop clusters in Linux environment to provide optimal performance and system availability.  The ideal candidate with have experience diagnosing and troubleshooting complex storage problems.  Also, this opportunity requires experience building advanced tooling form monitoring, administration, and operations of multiple Hadoop clusters.

We’re doing big business, and every move is critical. Your team will share responsibility for LivingSocial’s site reliability and scale.  It’s a big job, and an important one to LivingSocial. We’re not saying it’s going to be easy.  But if you are eager to work with a rapidly growing company while having a major impact on one of the most exciting companies on the planet, this position just might be perfect for you.

Required Skills/Experience/Education

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Extensive experience with Hadoop cluster administration and scaling
  • Tangible experience diagnosing and troubleshooting complex storage problems
  • Proven ability to build efficient tools for monitoring, administration, and operations of multiple Hadoop clusters.
  • Expert level Linux administration skills
  • Strong knowledge and background of leading Web servers, such as Apache and nginx
  • Experience managing Ruby on Rails and J2EE Web stacks
  • Experience with Big Data – in excess of multiple terabytes
  • Experience with horizontal and vertical scaling of high traffic Web and Web service applications
  • MySQL performance tuning expertise
  • Expertise in programming to automate system administration tasks – Ruby preferred


  • Competitive Base Salary
  • Attractive Stock Option Plan
  • Relocation available
  • Health/Dental/Vision/401k
  • Opportunity to work with committed, talented people with a great sense of humor


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Job Categories: Engineering. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: hadoop, java, linux, mysql, ruby, and ruby on rails.

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