Data Infrastructure Engineer

Outbrain is the world’s leading content discovery platform, serving
Over 300B personalised recommendations monthly, reaching over 800M users from across the globe.

To support this scale, we manage a fleet of over 6000 physical
servers, spread across several data centers. Scalability, reliability
and “building the right thing” are in our genes, and we wholeheartedly
embrace automation and open-source.

We are looking for a Data Infrastructure Engineer to join Outbrain’s data store team.


In this role, you will deal with building and operate a variety of
distributed systems such as Cassandra, Elasticsearch, MYSQL, Vertica
and more.
You will be facing great challenges around scale, cross DC support,
visibility, automation, and deployment of services in a microservice
as well as multi-tenant environments, and will be using a variety of
tools like Chef, Prometheus, Grafana and more to do that. You will
also be dealing with solving complex system issues and constantly
improving the performance of the service. An Ideal candidate is a
Linux administration with Big data skills


Overall production data system health (including hundreds of servers)
Provide architectural solutions for complex data issues, involving
large-scale solutions and rapid growth
Building and maintaining high-performance, fault-tolerant, scalable
distributed software systems
Continuance improvement of Operation processes and procedures


Familiarity with Cassandra/ElasticSearch
Familiarity as an infrastructure DBA with one or more of MYSQL/Vertica
In-depth knowledge of Linux administration
Curiosity and a desire to continue learning new processes and technologies
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Experience with open source software platforms and languages
Familiarity with chef big advantage

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