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DevOps-Systems Administrator

Engineering & Operations | San Francisco, CA

Job Description

About Wikia
Like our wikis and communities, Wikia is passionate, high-energy and collaborative. Wikia is one of the largest "creative commons" sites in the world. We maintain over 200,000 wikis across an impressive array of subjects, spanning virtually all aspects of popular culture. Wikia is the top global video game publisher on the Web today, with over 65 million unique visitors a day. You’ll have the opportunity to shape company, technology and product directions.  Wikia was founded in 2004 by Jimmy Wales and Angela Beesley, and is headquartered in a brightly colored SOMA office in San Francisco, CA. .

The Position
Wikia is looking for smart, quick and highly motivated Dev-Ops/Systems Engineers (Linux/UNIX) to join our growing and profitable company. We are primarily looking for Dev-Ops/Systems Engineers but also value experience as a DBA or Network Engineer.

The list of interesting and challenging problems we have yet to tackle is long. Can you imagine engineering and operating a site that has over 300,000 mysql databases and needs to scale to hundreds of millions of users?

In this role, you will be part of the team scaling Wikia’s industry leading platform usedd by tens of millions of people. You will make an impact on the world and you won't have to wait long to see it happen.  We are globally distributed, fanatical about performance and growing quickly.

    •    Strong Linux experience (Debian/Ubuntu preferred)
    •    A passion for automation and efficiency
    •    The desire to get it done and do it right
    •    Experience with MySQL in a high transaction replicated environment
    •    Strong scripting ability in shell, Perl, Python or Ruby

We don’t expect everyone to have all of the following, but the more the better:
    •    PHP experience
    •    Solid networking skills
    •    Experience with high volume web applications
    •    Thorough understanding of web caching at scale
    •    Open source tools experience
    •    varnish, squid, memcache, puppet or chef experience
    •    MediaWiki experience a big plus!
    •    MySQL administration / performance tuning
    •    Experience working at a start-up or other rapid growth environment
    •    Internet, gaming, social media and/or entertainment experience

If you're an active Wikipedia or Wikia editor, please include your username in your resume or cover letter.

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