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Senior Network Engineer

San Diego, CA | Infrastructure/IT Operations

Job Description


What's next in the world of social networks?

ProjectUplift is building the world's first social economy.  What's a social economy?  A social economy is taking the best of what you love about your favorite social network and allowing you the opportunity to monetize your time while you're there.  It could be blogging about your passion, selling goods and services or using your expertise to help someone else become successful.  We are building a platform that will enable the community to help itself through crowd-sourcing the expertise in the community.  We will empower the commnity to help each other so that everybody wins.

How do I find out more?

Well, we can't tell you too much right now.  We're currently in beta so we have purposfully avoided marketing.  That's going to change in 2013 later in the year when we come out of beta and go live.  Until then the best place to see what we're up to is our launch page (uplift.launchrock.com).  It will tell you more about what we're building and, if you're interested, one of our recruiters can tell you more.

What is ProjectUplift looking for?

Right now we need to a Senior Network Engineer to join our team.  In this role you will work on a team focused on our internal datacenter and manage our colocation facilities.  This includes design/architecture, definite and enforcement of standards, security, scalability, deployment, and operation of our current and future networks.   Since we are a building a social network scalabiltiy, speed and uptime are mission critical to our user experience and therefore the success of our product.  You will have to bring to the table the ability to work in a face-paced collaborative environment.  As well as "hands on" experience maintaining data centers, wiring closets, servers, cabling, switches, consolves, routers, etc. we're looking for someone that can also propose and implement systems changes and upgrades.    

What experience should I bring to the table?

  • BS/BA with a preference for Computer Science
  • 3-10 years of experience as a Network Engineer
  • Demonstrable expertise working with a network that scaled dramatically
  • Track record of delivering "five nines" availabiliy 
  • When something goes wrong you will have to diagnose problems quick and implement solutions even quicker
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Ability to document projects, installations, best practices, etc.
  • Programming and/or scripting skills would be additive
  • Experience in a SaaS or consumer-facing web property would be a huge plus

Why should I join ProjectUplift?

By now you've probably seen our launch video and the answer should be simple:  you want to be a part of a team that's going to create a game changing social economy.  You want to help build a social economy with the potential to touch and help billions of users across the globe.  You're getting to do that on at the ground floor (we're already 20 people and growing quickly).  You will get to help shape the product and company as we scale and grow.  You will get to work with a world-class leadership team, as well as specialists across technology, design, program, and strategy who have unparalleled knowledge and understanding of the social networking domain.

Where are you located?

Our headquarters are in downtown San Diego.  If you're a great candidate, but not in San Diego we are happy to help you relocate.

What about work sponsorship?

Right now we're unable to help with work sponsorship, such as H1B visas, H1B transfers, etc.

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