[SVLUG-Jobs] Yahoo! is looking for Production Engineers

Marina Moreno marinam1 at yahoo-inc.com
Wed Mar 3 16:28:38 PST 2010

Hello ----
My name is Marina Moreno, and I am a recruiter at Yahoo! Sunnyvale office.
Yahoo! is hiring Service/Production Engineers. If interested, please contact me at: marinam1 at yahoo-inc.com<mailto:marinam1 at yahoo-inc.com>

Position: Production Engineer, Yahoo! Search Technology

Location: Sunnyvale, CA

Do you...

* Have a passion for solving technical problems, from the network to the application stack?

* Want to write applications that provide infrastructure for deploying software to, managing, and maintaining many thousands of servers?

* Envision the ability to work with large scale systems which require performing almost no tasks manually?

* Spend time trying to figure out how something works, not stopping with knowing just that it does?

* Want to make real web applications and back-end systems faster, more reliable, more efficient?

Production Engineers at Yahoo! thrive on the scale and mission-critical nature of our complex search systems as well as the challenge that comes along with their operation. In this critical role, you'll utilize your rare combination of significant UNIX systems experience, network knowledge, troubleshooting skills, and coding sensibilities to design, deploy, monitor, and automate all operational aspects of Yahoo!'s revenue-critical search platforms. The ideal candidate is a technical generalist with skills ranging from production systems/network management to software development.


* Function as a technical generalist responsible for the overall health and performance of our search platform

* Use a combination of open source and custom built tools to handle deployment, administration, and monitoring of a large-scale Linux environment

* Gain deep application-level knowledge of the systems.

* Administer a massive mission-critical production environment, plus a large non-production environment.

* Work with development teams to harden, enhance, document, and generally improve the operability of our systems

* Responsible for the configuration/build-out of new deployments to facilitate our constant growth.

* Participate in a 12x7 (daylight hours) on-call pager rotation

Minimum Job Qualifications

* 4 years of work experience in Unix System administration.

* Experience working with datacenter technicians while provisioning servers and dealing with break fix of hardware.

* Experience providing tier1 production support for mission critical web applications.

* Excellent Troubleshooting and problem solving skills, including application, server and network-level troubleshooting ability.

* Knowledge of Internet fundamentals. (e.g. RFCs, DNS architecture, best practices, security, etc.)

* Good written and verbal communication skills

* Good interpersonal skills and be an avid team player

* Must be a self-starter and quick learner with a passion for open source solutions.

* Have a passion for production support and possess a constant desire to excel and grow in the job.

Preferred Job Qualifications

* Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or MIS.

* 2+ years experience with Linux, preferably with RHEL.

* Experience administering large-scale (1000+ server) production installations (ecommerce background a plus)

* Familiarity with web design and LAMP stack.

* Experience with network designs, protocols, and troubleshooting.

* Good scripting experience, Perl is a plus.

* Exposure to virtualization technologies.

For immediate consideration, please send a text (ASCII) or HTML or PDF
version of your resume to:

marinam1 at yahoo-inc.com<mailto:marinam1 at yahoo-inc.com>

Marina Moreno
Technical Recruiter
Yahoo, Inc.
marinam1 at yahoo-inc.com<mailto:marinam1 at yahoo-inc.com>
(408) 336-0561 - office

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