Core Software Engineer-Infrastructure Automation

Company Description

Verizon Digital Media Services brings together world-class technology to prepare, deliver and display content — so users can watch and enjoy on their terms. The purpose of our platform is simple. It delivers next-generation digital experiences for today’s demanding users, whether it be their favorite TV shows, catching up with friends via social media or shopping for the latest gadgets. Built on top of one of the world’s largest networks, our platform easily handles your users’ appetite for instant, secure and always-on media, anytime, anywhere.

Job Description

Our Infrastructure Automation team handles monitoring tools development, process automation, and data platform engineering. Our ideal candidate is a strong software developer with a passion for building great tools that enable highly performant and reliable systems at massive scale. The Infrastructure Automation team develops the monitors and dashboards for the Verizon Digital Media Services’ EdgeCast CDN, as well as the data collection pipeline behind them. We also develop tools to automate the detection and repair of hardware and configuration defects throughout our datacenters.


  • Build versatile tools for collecting and storing hundreds of different metrics from thousands of servers and networking devices, across dozens of datacenters

  • Build monitors and dashboards, using a combination of open source tools and custom code

  • Work closely with developers throughout the organization to identify and implement tools and processes for data collection, visualization, and alerting

  • Communicate with engineers, operations, and customer support people who are users of the monitoring and automation tools, to explain functionality and listen for users’ needs

  • Develop libraries and scripts to automate datacenter maintenance operations

  • Continuously improve the resilience and reliability of data collection and alerting



  • BS in Computer Science or Engineering (MS preferred) or equivalent

  • Strong Python background within Linux environment

  • Experience with Clojure, Javascript, Perl, PHP, bash scripting is a plus

  • Background in Network Operations, DevOps, Continuous Deployment is a plus

  • Deep experience with a range of open source monitoring tools (SNMP, Nagios, Graphite, Sensu, OpenNMS, CollectD, Kibana, OpenTSDB, Grafana, Prometheus, Riemann) is a plus

  • Experience with large volumes of data, and site reliability engineering

  • Experience with a variety of datastores and related tools (e.g. Postgres, MongoDB, Cassandra, Redis, HBase, Kafka, Spark) is a plus

  • Experience building and working with multiple tier web applications and distributed systems

  • Flexible, creative, agile approach to collaboration and development

Additional Information

EEO/AA Women, Minorities, Veterans, Individuals with Disabilities Employer:  AOL offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including 401(k) match and performance bonus. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or other protected category.

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