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Senior System Administrator – Automation and Monitoring

Corporate IT | Redwood City, CA | Full Time

Job Description

Senior System Administrator – Automation and Monitoring

Turn empowers the world’s best advertising agencies and brands to deliver the most effective data-driven digital advertising.  Our focus is to build intimacy between premium brands and their targeted audience. Turn’s real-time media planning, buying and optimization platform delivers custom audiences at scale with unmatched performance and actionable analytics, across the highest-quality inventory available.  We’re based in Redwood City with locations in New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Charlotte. Turn is privately funded by Norwest Venture Partners, Trident Capital, Shasta Ventures, and Focus Ventures.  


You will be a critical member of the Technical Operations team for a fast-growing, successful start-up in the online data-driven advertising business. This team is responsible for the continuous, successful operation of our company’s core assets – the engine of our business.

In this role, you will be the authority on automated deployment infrastructure, system operations, and system monitoring for a portion of our infrastructure.


Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the com deployment and day-to-day operations of our Linux-based infrastructure, including the design, configuration, commissioning, operation, and monitoring of our rapidly expanding infrastructure.
  • The incumbent will have a breadth of experience designing and deploying automated deployment scripting and configuration database/centralized scripting based on proven principles.


Required Skills:

  • BS/MS in a technical field from a top university, or demonstrated equivalent experience.
  • At least 4 years’ experience working in a production, linux-based environment (200+ servers); at least 2 years personal experience designing and deploying best of breed automation scription and/or commercial software.
  • Solid understanding of Unix-related network services, NIC teaming, advanced TCP/IP networking, PXE booting,
  • Experience deploying distributed monitoring infrastructure with a large web-based company
  • Minimum 3+ yrs of Linux configuration and administration, core operating systems exp, including networking setup and maintenance


  • Experience in MySQL administration (PHP)
  • Experience in Java Web Server administration (Tomcat)
  • Experience in LAMP Stack administration, bonus points for FreeBSD.
  • Experience in Cloud Computing, Amazon EC2 deployment
  • Experience in Memcached, pxeboot, etc.