Startup looking for DevOps + python in London (UK)

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Alex UK

Aug 16, 2011, 2:12:20 PM8/16/11
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Early stage startup is looking for DevOps + python software engineer
in London. Initially you can work remotely, but we do expect to see
you in London office sometime.
Full spec below:

Software Engineer
Shopitize Ltd - United Kingdom
Salary range: from 30K till 40K DOE

Job Description

Shopitize Ltd is building a very innovative and highly scalable
infrastructure with the aim of revolutionizing shopping. And creating
innovative tools and automation for the administration of our high-
performance/high-availability infrastructure is crucial. In this
role, you will have the unique to both contribute to it's design and
to lead the implementation.

As a Software Engineer Shopitize, you will report to the Head of
Architecture and Development and be responsible for implementing the
design and deployment of our integrated cloud computing system. You
will not only be contributing to building complex and intelligent
systems, but also collaborating with a talented outsourced team who
are working on parts of the system in parallel. Your play an integral
role in both monitoring, driving key component and combining them
together to ensure delivery of a high-performing solution.

You must be opinionated about your technology and constantly looking
for ways to improve the systems and challenging the status qou. You
quickly understand and probe product requirements to ensure the best
quality product and proactively assume new responsibilities and
autonomously drive them to make them a reality. Effective when
working under pressure and delivering to high standards within tight

You are an excellent Open Source Developer with Infrastructure / Sys
Admin skills and a background in Python development. Ideally
candidate will have a good background in general networking protocols
(TCP, HTTP, SNMP, UDP), performance tuning of applications and / or
databases (MySQL, PostgrSQL), and excellent communication skills.
Experience of distributed computing environments, SaaS / Cloud or SOA
would be a distinct advantage. In this role you will:
become proficient in understanding how each software component, system
design, and configuration is linked together to form an end-to-end
align engineering development requirements with the capabilities of
the site infrastructure;
participate in the design, implementation and ongoing management that
deliver against strict requirements for functionality, scalability,
performance and reliability;.
drive requirements for automation/tooling needs as well as other cross-
functional business priorities including helping define, develop and
maintain monitoring tools and automation systems within the team;
rapidly assess, analyze and resolve complicated issues with little
initial information or direction and with varying degrees of
ensure all nodes are properly configured and in perfect running state.
ensure all systems can grow smoothly while maintaining high
help develop a comprehensive infrastructure policy;
review and update infrastructure to support new product requirements;
implement automated infrastructure testing
Desired Skills & Experience

* Linix (Debian/Ubuntu), Chef, Amazon Web Services/Rackspace, Nginx,
* Minimum of 2 years administering Linux systems in a production
* Django, Python
* Redis, CouchDB or Riak would be bonus
* BS or MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related
technical discipline.
Company Description

Shopitize Ltd. is a powerful new shopping platform that connects
customers and brands, increasing the value of loyalty for both. At
Shopitize, we believe that today’s reward and promotion schemes
neither meet the needs of brands nor customers, and accordingly, we
believe we can do it better. And so do our investors. We are now
ready to scale our team and to bring on board a Software Engineer to
join the team to make the vision a reality. This is a rare
opportunity to join an early stage London-based start-up with an
international management team and global ambitions and to shape and
deliver the technical infrastructure that will fulfill Shopitize’s
proposition to consumers and brands.

To apply please send us your CV along with a cover letter to telling us more about what drives you and
your interest in Shopitize.
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