Systems/Engineering Associate System Administrator (Mumbai, India)

Affinity established in 2006, is an advertising technology holding company which ideates, invests and develops businesses around the intersection of technology, media and advertising. It today operates 5 different business units – mCanvas, Siteplug, VEVE, OneDash.ai and Yield Solutions.

We are a company, which realizes that its employees are its most important assets & hence we strive towards providing a conducive work environment, which is flexible, professional, prospering, stable, innovative and truly international in scope. If you wish to build a career with a thriving, fast-paced and cutting-edge technology company that offers personal & professional growth, we sure do want to hear from you!

The Job: The ideal candidate is someone who has deeper connect with *nix operating system and is very curious of setting up and managing large-scale server and network deployments for internet applications running on cloud and hybrid infrastructure in a multi-datacenter environment. Anyone willing to gain such rich experience will surely be a strong candidate in our Affinity's infrastructure team.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain, upgrade and manage our servers, software, hardware, networks and tools.
  • Administer server installation, configuration & optimization.
  • Perform application related installation of web servers, database servers, etc.
  • Handle automation of services and processes required for efficient systems operation.
  • Configure and track various performance measurement and monitoring services for an efficient and healthy infrastructure.
  • Diagnose and resolve problems quickly. Troubleshoot issues and outages.
  • Ensure security through access control, backups and firewalls based on regulations.
  • Regularly document all processes and incidents on the infrastructure with technical insights, manuals and IT policies and notify involved teams.
  • Support developers with data insights, reports, analysis, and actionable recommendations regarding server infrastructure and application process.
  • Research & Develop innovative solutions to enhance architecture and create better infrastructure based on industry trends.

Required Skills

  • 2+ years of industry experience handling *nix-based infrastructure as a System Administrator or Dev Ops.
  • Supporting and administrating Linux (Debian and RedHat based distributions).
  • Ability to work in multi-datacenter, hybrid cloud, multi-server, large-scale environment.
  • Knowledge of Google Cloud (GCP), AWS and other cloud technologies, cloud-computing, containerization, clustering, and virtualization technologies.
  • Expertise in handling database servers, networks (LAN, WAN), with good knowledge of TCP/IP, with experience on Kernel upgrade.
  • Strong expertise with Shell scripting. Python, Perl, or other scripting languages is a plus.
  • Experience with DevOps - Chef, Puppet, Ansible or other such automation tools.
  • Experience with handling distributed data-storage & computation platforms like Cloudera Hadoop, Apache Spark.
  • Best understanding on security best practices.
  • Experience handling installation and optimization of: Apache Webserver, Nginx, Bind/DNS, Nagios, iptables, LDAP, VPN, Munin, SVN, and GIT.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science with passion for server administration with any *nix certification is a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to tailor technical information for different audiences. Excellent teamwork skills, ability to self-start, share insights, ask questions, and report progress.

Additional Desired Skills

  • Ability to maintain integrity of the infrastructure and provide regular recommendations for suitable upgrades.
  • Understanding of routing protocols, internet protocols and web applications.
  • Suitable understanding of configuring routers, switches, and load balancers.
  • Determine, differentiate and recommend suitable processor, RAM, storage, network and chassis configurations for various application needs.
  • Regularly review logs and identify warnings and errors and suggest corrective steps.
  • Understanding RAID configurations, data sync tools and storage backup mechanisms.
  • Added advantage if you have exposure to advance technology components like - caching techniques, load balancers, distributed logging, distributed queries, queueing engines, containerization, web content cache optimization, web server optimization, CDN.
  • Resourcefulness with good aptitude, strong enthusiasm in solving messy problems with good solution design skills.

Benefits

  • Young, Dynamic, Competitive work environment
  • 5-day work week
  • Casual dress code
  • Allowances (medical, maternity, etc.)
  • Bonus- Performance, Referral, Marriage & Child
  • Big Results = Big Rewards
  • Daily Recreational Activities organized by WeWork Community (Stand Up shows, Yoga Classes, Dance Classes, Training Programmes, etc.)

About Us

About Affinity
Affinity is an ad tech company which creates user engagement products (branding and performance) for digital media. It is in the business of creating sustainable and scalable advertising/media products with special attention to user experience. Established in 2014, Affinity is now a 140+ employee company that operates 5 business units, namely - mCanvas, VEVE, Siteplug, OneDash.ai & Yield Solutions. For more information, visit www.affinity.com.

To apply, please send your resume to careers@affinity.com