30 Jan 2013

Full-Time Operations / QA / Support Engineer

Aerospike, Inc. – Posted by AerospikeMountain View, California, United States

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Job Description

Aerospike is:

Aerospike, Inc, is a hot startup lifting off into owning the NoSQL database space. As Big Data and the need for real-time responses continue to escalate, so is the need for our rock solid technology.  Aerospike was founded by two industry veterans who built a product to fit a need no one else could. They built the first data storage and management system with the ability to handle real-time big data at both blazing speed and infinite scale – with 100% uptime. (Yes, 100% uptime). If you want to join a passionate, experienced and intelligent team of professionals working on a game changing product, keep reading. 


As an Aerospike Senior Database Systems Engineer, you will be a member of a global team in charge of QA, Operations and Customer Support for worldwide deployments in dozens of data centers with hundreds of servers.


You are:

  • An enthusiastic, self-motivated, independent problem solver who knows when to execute and when to ask for help – but more importantly – who thrives in finding efficient, creative solutions to complex problems in fast paced environments.
  • Successful in supporting applications that span multiple data centers.
  • Savvy about which open source tools to leverage and what to build in-house.
  • Packed with a useful bag of tricks for troubleshooting system and network issues.


You will be:

  • Managing all aspects of operations:
    • Qualifying new releases with functional tests.
    • Running performance benchmarks and extended QA tests.
    • Developing monitoring scripts and run books.
    • Guiding customers through new deployments.
    • 24×7 support for mission critical deployments.
    • Handling these fine details:
      • OLTP NoSQL database – in particular – for high performance, low latency applications such as real-time bidding for advertising.
      • Large-scale distributed database architectures 
      • World-class distributed system technology including clustered system, distributed database, distributed computing, distributed storage, etc. 
      • 24×7 operations and high availability.
      • Automated QA with continuous testing.


You have:

  • Over 3 years of operations experience in supporting 24×7 services with a scalable product that serves millions of actively subscribed users.
  • Demonstrated experience in handling new deployments that contain dozens to hundreds of Linux based server systems.
  • Proven experience in deploying application servers through the full product life cycle including rolling upgrades on running services for millions of subscribers.
  • Driven determination and demonstrative methods to hunt down difficult bugs in production systems using system logs and other run-time statistics.
  • Experience in working with counterparts in another time zone to provide 24X7 coverage.
  • Experience in being on an on-call rotation list for customer support.
  • Excellent experience in scripting for monitoring with Perl, Python, etc.
  • Knowledge of monitoring and graphing systems like Nagios, Zabbix, Graphite, etc.
  • Fluency in English.



How to Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to careers@aerospike.com

Job Categories: Operations. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: big data, database, and nosql. Salary: 100,000 and above.

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