Senior Systems Administrator/Engineer (DevOps) at Wikia
San Francisco, CA, US
Ready to lead the team that maintains and expands one of the largest websites in the world, that allows people to share their passion on everything from Minecraft to Muppets? If so, get ready to work at massive scale.

Like our wikis and communities, Wikia is passionate, high-energy, and collaborative. Wikia is one of the largest Creative Commons-licensed sites in the world, as we maintain over 300,000 wikis across an impressive array of subjects, spanning all aspects of entertainment, gaming, and lifestyle. We are rated as a Quantcast Top 50, ComScore Top 100, and Nielsen Top 10 Social Media Site and are read by over 70 million unique visitors a month.

We need YOU to lead and manage a team of systems engineers who are maintaining and growing one of the most interesting sites in the world. Feel free to unleash your sense of automation and monitoring! Researching, brainstorming, testing, and debugging scalable software solutions with our dev team will be at the center of your role. We’ll rely on your expertise and team to implement solutions to improve our site’s performance and reliability. On top of everything else you do so well, you will balance the team’s technical solutions with time, cost and human factors.

You are a skilled Technical Operations Manager who has at least 5+ years of Linux Administration and leadership under your belt. Your colleagues would describe you as a born leader who motivates and mentors their team. Experience with Linux stuff that matters? Yeah, you’ve got MySQL, Apache and automation tools like Chef and Puppet. We know you’re not a network engineer but you’ve got strong networking skills and can manage switch configs with good network diagnostics and troubleshooting skills. Knowledge of security and experience scaling services in a heterogeneous environment also describes who you are.

Unlike most startups, our exciting platform is also coupled with a strong work life balance. You’ll have the opportunity to shape the revenue stream of the company, technology, and products, while having fun. For your expertise, we will offer a competitive base salary, full benefits, and big play on equity. Our dog-friendly digs are located in the SOMA area of San Francisco (between BART and CalTrain), come with a stocked pantry, a gaming room, and we also offer lunch hour yoga classes. If you enjoy pop culture and gaming, working for Wikia will allow you to work on what you love.

Joining our mission to maintain and scale one of the largest and most interesting sites in the world is easy. Inquire within and let’s get you started.

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