Linux System Administrator (ASK.FM)

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  • Location
    Kiev, Kyiv City, Ukraine
    Lviv, L’vivs’ka Oblast’, Ukraine
  • Category
  • Employment type
    Full time


  • MySQL
  • Linux server
  • Redis
  • HighLoad


We are looking for a Linux Systems Administrator to join ASKfm team, working on maintaining all services globally. We work in a high scale environment, 1000+ hosts in production, serving 2 gigabytes of traffic per second at peak times. We serve 1+ petabytes of media content per month. Our site has few million visitors per day and we see 20,000+ requests per second at peak times.


About the Company:

At ASKfm, our premise is simple: we believe questions and answers are the building blocks of conversation, self-expression, and deeper understanding. As the only global social network built on a Q&A format, we bring more than 150 million people together across more than 150 countries. Unlike other social networks, how you engage with friends and express yourself on ASKfm is done through the lens of what other people want to know. Through the natural exchange of questions and answers we aim to be a safe, fun, and engaging place for learning more about yourself, and exploring the social world around you.


What you get to do:

  • Work on a small and experienced team, which is managing the whole fleet
  • Support and improve Linux servers (~200) in production and dev/staging environments
  • Work on complex infrastructure projects
  • Gain experience in supporting some of the latest technologies and frameworks
  • Work on cutting edge technology (Kafka, Spark, ZooKeeper, AWS, ElasticSearch, Docker) in an open source environment. We do not use any proprietary software in production
  • Research and develop new infrastructure-related products and tools, including monitoring systems, automatic deployment systems, etc
  • Work closely with Dev, QA and other teams to make the best social network out there

What you need to have (required):

  • You are experienced in Linux System Administration (3+ years experience in a similar role)
  • You are very knowledgeable in web application support
  • You know how to run large (100+ hosts) infrastructures

We´d like you to have (preferred):

  • You are familiar with MySQL and Redis administration (performance, tuning, replication, backups)
  • You are familiar with HAProxy and Nginx
  • You are familiar with Puppet, Chef, or other configuration management systems
  • Comfortable working closely with developers – we collaborate closely over Slack and Skype
  • Experience being ‘on call’ outside of normal business hours
  • You will get a joke about UDP


  • Professional and friendly team
  • Competitive compensation depending on experience and skills
  • Challenging tasks
  • Ability to influence on project and technologies
  • Compensation for sick lists and regular vacations
  • Compensation of English classes, sport and medical insurance (50%) 
  • Convenient location near m. Maidan Nezalezhnosti

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