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Location:Sunnyvale, CA
Company:Yahoo
First posted:March 24, 2017 (last updated 30+ days ago)
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A Little About Us
The Engineering Operations Automation team develops solutions to streamline or completely automate manual tasks.  The team is responsible for driving the capabilities of the Operations Center Engineering group forward by recommending, designing, developing, and implementing innovative solutions and tools to a wide variety of tasks currently performed by staff.  This in turn frees up operations staff to take on more complex and challenging work.


A Lot About You

This is a role within the Automation and Engineering team building out tools and automation to help our mission to protect all of Yahoo's sites and services from downtime.  On this team you will be given the opportunity to apply demonstrated knowledge of system architecture and design to create and support services to help Operations staff perform their responsibilities and provide a higher level of service to our customers.

Your Day

  • As a Principle Software Systems Development Engineer you will have the responsibility of delivering key functionality, from design stage to deployment. 
  • You will work closely with fellow members of the team, and will have opportunities to interact directly with other teams across Yahoo. 
  • You will work in a team that practices Continuous Deployment. Writing automated tests, documenting your code and participating in code reviews will be part of your day-to-day activities.

You Must Have

  • BS/MS in Computer Science or related field with strong understanding of the fundamentals including Data Structures, Algorithms, OS and Networking.
  • 5+ years of industry experience.
  • Extensive industry experience working with highly available distributed systems
  • A proven track-record of technical leadership, including responsibility for design or architecture.
  • Ability to write lucid and intelligent code in a major scripting language such as Python, Perl, or Ruby.
  • Fluency with open source monitoring, test, and orchestration infrastructure such as Nagios, Chef, and various load testing tools.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and problem-solving skills, with ability to work independently, but being a strong team player.
  • Working knowledge on databases (Mysql and/or NoSql).

Love To Have

  • Working knowledge of Javascript/Node.JS and RESTful web services is a plus.

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