Systems Engineer

(Menlo Park, CA - Seattle, WA)

Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities — we're just getting started.

IT Engineering Infrastructure is looking for Linux systems engineers. Our customers are Facebook's employees, and we support the systems they rely on to keep the business growing and information safe. We use a combination of open source and off-the-shelf technologies, plus many of the tools developed to run Facebook.com. You will be responsible for IT's growing Linux environment by solving configuration management, authentication, and scaling problems.

Responsibilities

  • Build, scale, and secure Facebook's corporate infrastructure, focusing specifically on the Linux environment
  • Combine open-source and commercial technologies to build services that will have an impact on the business
  • Work in a heterogeneous environment containing diverse operating systems and applications, and make them work well together
  • Find ways to leverage the scale and complexity of the larger facebook.com infrastructure to solve problems for IT's customers
  • Be the final escalation point for issues related to IT Linux systems.
  • Produce systems that are scalable, automated, and well-documented, and train others to take on operations
  • Participate in 24/7 oncall rotation with the backing of an L2 sysadmin group

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS or MS in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical discipline or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years system administration experience working in a Linux environment
  • 5+ years experience in shell scripting
  • 1+ years experience coding in at least one of the following languages is required: PHP, Ruby, Python.
  • 2+ years experience working with common monitoring and configuration management tools such as Puppet and Chef
  • Ruthlessly bent on automation, efficient, and self-service
  • Sharp and tenacious troubleshooting skills: you can fix anything
  • Configuration and maintenance of common applications such as Apache, Oracle, Squid, MySQL, NFS, DHCP, SSH, DNS, and SNMP
  • Virtualization and block storage experience a plus
  • Good communications skills
  • Detail oriented and careful

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