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DevOps/Sysadmin Engineer

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Please read the Action Verb Main Website to learn more about Action Verb and what it's like to work at Action Verb.

This application is for a DevOps/Sysadmin Engineer role.  If you are interested in a different role, please visit our Hiring Page.

Requirements for DevOps/Sysadmin Engineer:

  • Significant experience working with GNU/Linux servers, including a complete understanding of the command line, /proc, services, etc.
  • Comprehensive understanding of networking concepts, including layers, firewalls, DNS, VPN, etc.
  • Proficiency with configuration management tools, such as Chef or Puppet, and fluency with at least one major scripting language.
  • Experience building distributed, failure-resistant architecture, including disaster recovery, backups, failover, etc.
  • Experience with the advanced featured of public cloud platforms such as AWS or Azure (we use AWS).
  • Familarity with large scale monitoring and analysis systems, such as ELK or Splunk (we use ELK).
  • Complete understanding of how to build secure infrastructure and an awareness of common server security vulnerabilities.
  • Ability to manage a large database at scale (we use MySQL).
  • History developing and supporting actual infrastructure that has seen production usage at equal to or greater than our scale. 

Here are some statistics about our network:

  • ~100 servers, mostly hosted on AWS
  • 8 AWS regions, as well as multiple colocated hosting providers
  • Hundreds of public IP addresses
  • 300+ HTTPS requests per second
  • 25+ FTP/SFTP/FTPS logins per second
  • 100+ file transfers per second
  • 4,000 log entries per second
  • >150,000 metrics
  • 99.9% uptime record

Please use the form on this page to send in your application now.  

We only read cover letters in our first screening round, so make sure yours counts.  In your cover letter, we'd like you to address the following topics:

  • Why does this opportunity specifically appeal to you?
  • How well do you align with Our Core Beliefs?  Is there anything you would add or change?
  • Why would working remotely for Action Verb change your life for the better?
  • Are you familiar with Holacracy?  Any questions or concerns?
  • What's lacking in your current work arrangement that we could improve?
  • What are your philosophies on devops and operations?
  • What does building a great network and server infrastructure look like?
  • How does "the Cloud" fall short and what typically needs to be improved?

(And yes, this goes into the box labeled Cover Letter.)

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We look forward to reading your submission.  To learn more about the next steps, visit our interview preparation page.

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