Take Yahoo and AOL, fuse them and you get a media and technology company operating at massive global scale. It takes powerful technology to connect our combined media brands and partners with an audience of 1 billion. Nearly half of Oath’s employees are building the code and platforms that help us achieve that. And we’re only getting bigger. Whether you’re looking to write mobile app code, engineer the servers behind our massive ad tech stacks, or develop algorithms to help us process 4 trillion data points a day, what you do here will have a huge impact on our business—and the world. Want in? Millions of people visit the Yahoo homepage for news, sports, finance, email, and more.
Oath makes the world’s daily habits inspiring and entertaining. By creating highly personalized experiences for our users, we keep people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the world. Oath’s businesses span across Search, Communications, Media and many other verticals.
This role is in the Communications organization that connects the world through Mail, Messenger, Groups, Calendar, Contacts & Notepad. On this team, you have an amazing opportunity to impact the productivity and connected lives of approximately 300 Million users every month. This amazing team of Engineers, Product Managers and Designers work on next generation innovative experiences transforming how users connect with each other every day.
A Little About Us
Production Engineering is the combination of software development, systems engineering, and operations. Ymail PE is the production engineering arm of our software developers and we make sure that the properties are always fast and available. One of the great things about PE is that we are fully embedded with our developers and we interact with them on a daily basis.
A Lot About You
We are seeking a talented engineer to hold an important stake in a team that runs critical operations and systems engineering for Yahoo! Mail. This position requires an aggressive learner and organizer with a strong passion to make a difference with their contributions!
Function as a "go-to" technical generalist responsible for the overall health and performance of our platforms and applications
Develop tools to automate the deployment, administration, and monitoring of a large-scale Linux environment
Gain deep application-level knowledge of the systems.
Contribute to the overall design and specifications of our next generation applications
Work with development teams to harden, enhance, document, and generally improve the operability of our systems
Assist in the configuration/build-out of new deployments to facilitate our constant growth
Ideal candidate must possess a broad range of computer science skills. The candidate must be persistent, result oriented, and a self-starter.
You Must Have
Strong skills in system & application architecture
Strong application level troubleshooting and monitoring abilities
Strong programming fundamentals
Working knowledge of applications such as DNS, NFS and protocols such as TCP/IP and other internet protocols
Experience building automation
Excellent communication skills
Love to Have
Scripting - Knowledge of Perl, Python, PHP, Ruby, a definite plus
Automation - Chef experience a definite plus
Knowledge of tools like Netcool or Nagios
Responsible for managing clusters, preferably at least with hundreds of nodes
Experience with MySQL and commonly deployed database systems
BSCS or relevant experience
Experience with distributed DB/file systems. (HBase, Hadoop, Ceph)
Oath is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on, age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category. Oath is dedicated to providing an accessible environment for all candidates during the application process and for employees during their employment. Please let us know if you need a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or participate in the application process.
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