Senior Linux Administrator at Hopper

| Greater Boston Area
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ABOUT HOPPER
At Hopper, we’re on a mission to make booking travel faster, easier, and more transparent. We are leveraging the power that comes from combining massive amounts of data and machine learning to build the world’s fastest-growing travel app -- one that enables our customers to save money and travel more. With over $235M CAD in funding from leading investors in both Canada and the US, Hopper is primed to continue its path toward becoming the go-to way to book travel as the world continues its shift to mobile.
Recognized as the fastest-growing travel app by Forbes and one of the world’s most innovative companies by Fast Company two years in a row, Hopper has been downloaded over 40 million times and has helped travelers plan over 100 million trips and counting. The app has received high praise in the form of mobile accolades such as the Webby Award for Best Travel App of 2019, the Google Play Award for Standout Startup of 2016 and Apple’s App Store Best of 2015. 
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THE ROLE
A stellar opportunity to have massive impact: join a rapidly growing team at a company continually redefining how people travel. As a Senior System Engineer, you will be at the forefront managing and maintaining the infrastructure that fuels our growing business. You will be asked to leverage your knowledge to operate and maintain our on-premise infrastructure ensuring the stability and reliability Hopper's customers have grown to love.
QUALIFICATIONS AND BACKGROUND
The perfect candidate will possess the ability to discuss complex technical concepts with a diverse audience across all areas of the organization. They will remain calm under pressure and always strive to add structure to high-pressure, fast paced tasks or projects.

YOU HAVE:

  • Demonstrated experience running and supporting mission-critical infrastructure (Quanta Hardware)
  • Prior deep experience as a Linux System Administrator, ideally CentOS
  • A good understanding of virtualization technologies (KVM), storage, and networking concepts
  • Strong analytical skills to evaluate complex multivariate problems and find a systematic approach to gain a quick resolution
  • Familiarity with software development and/or DevOps practices
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with a demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Previous experience working with and managing co-location, telecommunication, and hardware vendors
  • BONUS IF:
  • Deep experience with data center networking and/or cloud networking
  • Experience with Apache projects (such as HBase, Kafka, Spark)
  • Experience maintaining and operating hybrid-cloud environments
  • Experience with using Mesos for cluster management

IN THIS ROLE, YOU WILL:

  • Develop an intimate understanding of Hopper's business processes and infrastructure technologies
  • Provide daily support, systems maintenance, and problem resolution for our on-premise infrastructure
  • Own outage response, disaster recovery, and develop/document processes required for day-to-day operations
  • Perform patching, firmware updates, and (where applicable) replacements for Hopper's server infrastructure
  • Coordinate with vendors and partners to accomplish proactive and reactive (adverse) maintenance
  • Provide advanced troubleshooting and problem resolution of production systems and services
  • Participate in on-call rotation
  • Travel to the West Island, as needed

BENEFITS
Well-funded and proven startup with large ambitions, competitive salary and stock options
Dynamic and entrepreneurial team where pushing limits is everyday business
100% employer paid medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance plans
Access to a 401k (US) or Retirement Savings Plan (Canada)
Easy commute with a paid-for public transportation or parking pass
IATA Travel Agent Card for discounts in the travel industry
Fully stocked kitchen with: coffee/tea, beer, bagels and snacks (both healthy and not-healthy)
Team lunches, offsite activities and much more!

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • SparkFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • HBaseDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases

Location

275 Third Street, Cambridge, MA 02142

What are Hopper Perks + Benefits

Hopper Benefits Overview

Stay healthy
Full medical, dental, and vision benefits. Life insurance. Long and short-term disability plans. All on us.

Get paid
Competitive salary. Company stock options. Commuter benefits. 401(k) and RSP retirement savings plan.

We take food seriously
Catered lunches, Montreal bagels, kombucha on tap, craft beer, endless snacks, espresso machine

Learn something new
At-work French classes, book clubs, board game nights, forensic Fridays, lunchtime debates, table time

Be yourself
Casual work environment, loft-like workspaces, slack channels for every interest group

Take off
Flexible work schedule and vacation plan. Emergency travel assistance. IATA card.

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Acme employees can contribute up to $2000 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Hopper's health insurance policy covers up to 100% of out of pocket expenses - plus we reimburse anything payed into the deductible!
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
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