NoSQL infrastructure senior 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 NoSQL infrastructure senior engineer to join Outbrain’s data store team.

Description:
In this role, you will deal with building and operate a variety of distributed systems mainly Cassandra, Elasticsearch, Memcached, Druid, 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 in physical and cloud 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 a Big Data expert with experience in Linux administration.

Responsibilities:
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.

Requirements:
Familiarity with one or more of Cassandra/ElasticSearch/Memcached.
In-depth knowledge of Linux administration.
Curiosity and a desire to continue learning new processes and technologies in order to become a professional in those systems.
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 is a big advantage.


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