[Noisebridge-jobs] (Sr.) Sys-admin (Plus other hats) needed at kiva.org

Peter Youngmeister peter at kiva.org
Fri Jul 30 19:04:06 UTC 2010

Hi Noisebridge-ites,

My company, kiva.org, is looking for a replacement for our sr.
sys-admin/dba/general ass-kicker. Text of posting below.

Notes on job:
- You have to be able to wear both the sys-admin hat and the dba hat.
srsly. Our site has a non-trivial db setup, so if you won't be able to
pick it up quickly, you will probably not be a good fit.
- Kiva is a pretty rad place to work. and only 3 blocks from noisebrige!

Feel free to pass this along to people that don't suck!



Systems Administrator / Sr. Systems Administrator
The Company...

Called the "hottest non-profit on the planet" by FORTUNE magazine and
a Top 50 Website by TIME, Kiva (www.kiva.org) is the world's first
person-to-person lending marketplace for the poor. In just 4 years,
Kiva has raised $100+ million for 300,000+ entrepreneurs in 50+
countries. Kiva combines the culture and approach of an internet
start-up with an intense focus on alleviating global poverty. Kiva is
poised to take its initial success to a whole new level - targeting $1
billion in loans by 2015 and expansion into new areas (e.g. student
loans, climate change, etc). Headquartered in San Francisco, Kiva's
team has 50 employees and 500+ volunteers.

The Team:
Kiva Engineering is a rapidly growing team of eleven motivated
engineers. We operate as a "start-up" in that everybody counts, and
your contribution has the potential to make a big impact: on Kiva, and
the world at large. We follow a Scrum development process, with 20% of
time allocated for engineering innovation.

Kiva.org is looking for a Systems Administrator to help us scale the
next generation platform for raising and moving microfinance capital
around the globe. You must be a savvy problem solver who can help us
conquer new performance and deployment hurdles as we discover them,
and should enjoy working in a startup environment (with all the
challenges and rewards that come with it).

The Job:
Ensure 24/7/365 operation of our website, www.kiva.org
Design, build, and maintain infrastructure that keeps pace with demand
Systems and network management
Monitoring, shared on-call duty
Apply expertise and ingenuity to automate administrative tasks wherever possible
Application deployment, including development and testing environments
Track, measure, and profile site performance and capacity
Backup and disaster recovery plans
All aspects of security
Thorough documentation and clear communication with other members of team
Your Experience:

3+ years working in a production environment for consumer-facing website
Expert-level knowledge of linux, apache, mysql, php
Experience with advanced techniques for scaling LAMP webapps
Experience deploying highly distributed or cloud computing architectures
Strong automation skills, ideally with a tool like puppet/cfengine
Attention to detail and excellent communication skills
Enjoy working with a diverse set of talented people
Self-motivated, with a history of doing things the right way
Passionate about Kiva's mission

Base salary with bonus potential for 2010, plus a comprehensive benefits package
Tons of “psychic income” for doing good in the world – priceless!
Local SF Bay Area candidates are invited to submit resumes to: mpope at kiva.org

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