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Backblaze continues to grow and we need a Senior Automation Engineer to help us do it!
Please note, even though “automation” is in the position title, this position does not involve self-driving cars. Sorry.
Senior Automation Engineer
Responsibilities Lead effort to automate provisioning & updating of systems with Ansible, custom script and other tools
Maintain and expand utility script library
Understand environment thoroughly enough to administer/debug any system in datacenter
Collaborate on capacity planning (manage storage buffers, forecast pod needs per month, ensure adequate colo space, etc)
Collaborate on strategic planning (optimize performance, reduce cost, increase efficiency, mitigate risk)
Collaborate on network security (including PCI compliance, firewalls, ACLs, HackerOne, Log Analysis, etc)
Collaborate on design/deploy/administer network infrastructure (switches, VPNs, routers, etc)
Help manage projects and work with teams to ensure routine tasks are covered
Help manage infrastructure services installation/configuration (DNS, DHCP, NTP, Certificate Authority, Clonezilla, PXE, etc)
Help manage web services installation/configuration (Tomcat, Apache, Ngnix, WordPress, Java, etc)
Help administer database servers (MySQL)
Help debug/repair software problems (File system, RAID & boot drive repairs)
Participate in the 24×7 on-call pager rotation and respond to alerts as needed
Requirements Expert knowledge of Linux system administration, Debian experience preferred
Experience running Apache, Tomcat, WordPress and Java services
8+ years of experience or equivalent
Bash scripting skills
Position based in the San Francisco Bay Area, California requiring 3+ days/week in San Mateo, CA
Required for all Backblaze Employees Good attitude and willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done
Strong desire to work for a small fast paced company
Desire to learn and adapt to rapidly changing technologies and work environment
Rigorous adherence to best practices
Relentless attention to detail
Excellent interpersonal skills and good oral/written communication
Excellent troubleshooting and problem solving skills
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What about working at Backblaze excites you the most?
Provide 3 adjectives that best describe your personal workspace.
How would you manage boot images and system configurations on 1,000+ servers (i.e. Backblaze Storage Pods)?
We’ll be interviewing candidates over the next couple of weeks. Join us and help us continue to build a great
online backup company.
Backblaze is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we offer competitive salary and benefits, including our
no policy vacation policy.