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Senior Systems Engineer, Network and Cloud Infrastructure

Quantcast / San Francisco / Engineering & Modelling
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Job Overview

Quantcast is hiring a Senior Systems Engineer to work on the Cloud Infrastructure team in our San Francisco office.

As the real-time pulse of the Internet, Quantcast uses machine learning to drive human learning. We’ve built one of the largest computing infrastructures on the planet, collecting a constant stream of data from over 100 billion events a day, across 100+ million directly measured destinations. In addition to this global network, Quantcast has engineered premier map-reduce and real-time processing clusters at a massive scale, processing an average of 30+ PB of data every single day for various machine learning and data mining applications.

You will have a strong cloud infrastructure background (AWS), hands-on experience with configuration management tools, administration of Linux/Unix systems, and be well versed in core network protocols like HTTPS, syslog, and DNS.

You are passionate about understanding and putting together components of a complex system in Production. You are able to deconstruct and understand the runtime characteristics of open source systems or ones built by the team. You like to work with engineers to debug problems in production and suggest improvements in monitoring or deployment processes.

  • Drive operational excellence through automation, monitoring, and incident analysis
  • Provide technical feedback into product roadmaps for the team
  • Mentor and grow the more junior engineers on the team
  • Develop tools that scale and ease the administration of our systems
  • Work with other Network, Security, and Systems Engineers to make our platform more elastic and fault tolerant
  • Guide the development of systems that integrate our data centers with Amazon Web Services
  • Lead projects from the design, implementation, delivery, and documentation to support the different services provided by our team
  • B.S. in Computer Science or Equivalent field and 4+ years of professional experience (We recognize that knowledge and skills equivalent to those earned in a degree program can also be achieved via nontraditional paths, and welcomes applicants with nontraditional training.)
  • Cloud infrastructure experience (AWS)
  • Linux system administration/automation experience
  • Track record of driving operational excellence
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong written communication and documentation skills
  • Organized, detail-oriented personality
  • Experience with Python//bash/Perl programming languages

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Quantcast is an audience intelligence and measurement company headquartered in San Francisco. Combining machine learning, a privacy-by-design approach, and live data drawn from more than 100 million online destinations, Quantcast provides software, information and advertising services for marketers, publishers and advertising agencies worldwide. Founded in 2006, Quantcast has employees in 20 offices across 10 countries.

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