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Senior Operations Engineer

Redwood City, CA | Engineering

Job Description

Badgeville, Inc., is looking for a Senior Operations Engineer Are you the one?

We build the leading SaaS platform for gamifying and measuring behavior across the web, mobile, and applications, serving tens of millions of requests per day. We are looking for bright, resourceful engineers with in-depth Linux Sys Admin experience and good working knowledge of Open Source Technologies such as Puppet, Chef, MongoDB, MySQL, Redis, Apache, Keepalived, Memcached etc.… and have mind-set to maintain, manage and monitor a virtualized cloud infrastructure in the cloud.  An ideal candidate would be a self-starter, always learning and have following skills.

Why would you want to be our Senior Operations Engineer?

We sit right at the spot where websites, mobile apps & enterprise SaaS smack full-speed into big data analytics. Gamification is the big idea of 2013 and it’s only getting bigger. At Badgeville, you’ll be surrounded by the speed and flexibility of a start-up team while working to support some of the world’s biggest companies. Do you love brand-new offices featuring overstocked kitchens, games & outings, bike & jogging paths, unbeatable views and ridiculous gyms with climbing walls? Sure — we’ve got all of those. But you want all of that while you get to work with the latest systems in one of the hottest emerging markets around. You want to be in a position where the way you lead your team determines how the company performs every day. That’s why you want to be at Badgeville.

Requirements and Skills:

  •  A minimum of 5 years hands-on Linux & package management experience
  • Solid understanding of Internet working and security fundamentals
  • Extensive experience with automation tools – Puppet & Chef
  • Good understanding of underlying protocols & web interfaces – TCP/IP, JSON, REST, HTTP(S)
  • Confortable with Linux shell scripting – Bash, Perl, Python
  • Strong Systems Knowledge – storage subsystems, performance tuning
  • Ability to quickly solve problems and automate routine tasks
  • Good working knowledge of DB Systems (MongoDB, MySQL)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (ability to explain a problem/issue)
  • Excellent team player and comfortable interacting with developers

Preferred Knowledge and Skills:

  • Good networking knowledge – multilayer load balancing, BGP, network traffic analysis, firewalls, routers, switches
  • Experience in an Enterprise level Network Operations Center a plus


  • Competitive Salary
  • Stock Options
  • Full medical, dental & vision benefits
  • Brand-new office space bursting with tasty treats, games, and jogging/bike paths
  • Fully paid gym membership (for code-crushing forearms)
  • Company-provided CalTrain pass
  • Lots of fun team events & outings
  • Lunch provided 3 days a week

About Badgeville

Badgeville is the #1 provider of gamification solutions for world-class businesses. Its award-winning product, The Behavior Platform, enables companies in virtually every industry to influence and measure user behavior. Badgeville delivers its SaaS offering to more than 250 world-class companies, including Samsung, American Express, Deloitte, EMC, Universal Music, Oracle, Technologies, Bell Media, NBC, Microsoft and HSN. Founded in 2010, The Company based in Redwood City, California and has offices in New York and Europe. Badgeville is the largest provider in the gamification market, amassed $40 million in funding from the leading venture capital firms including Norwest ventures, InterWest, El Dorado, and Trinity Ventures. We are experiencing record growth, and looking for someone who can adapt quickly to an exciting, and fast-paced work environment. Follow @Badgeville to learn more.

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