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420 Weber Street North Suite I Waterloo, Ontario N2L 4E7
Kik was founded in 2009, when a small but incredibly passionate group of University of Waterloo students decided to build a company that would shift the center of computing from the PC to the phone.
Fast forward to today, and Kik Messenger has become the simplest, fastest, most life-like chat experience you can get on a smartphone. But Kik isn’t just about instant messaging. Kik fans are already exchanging videos, sketches, smileys and more, with apps that have been built using our Kik API.
To top it all off, we’re backed by major name-brand VC’s – the same firms that first helped Twitter, Foursquare, Zynga and others rise to world domination.
With over 19 million beloved Kik fans and a phenomenal team, our plans are well underway.
We’re seeking a highly enthusiastic, self-motivated Systems Engineer who will be a leader in the Server Operations team. You will need strong skills in implementing and managing high availability, mission critical infrastructure, and should be a dedicated problem solver who can multi-task and prioritize tasks in a fast-paced and demanding environment.
You will work closely with Server Software Developers and other members of the Server Operations Team to help support a large-scale, growing mobile communication platform that serves millions of users around the globe. This is a full-time position with huge growth potential.
Scalability: We’re growing. Fast. Monitor system performance and plan infrastructure changes to keep ahead of the curve while keeping our service lightning fast
Security: Make sure everything is locked down tight by performing vulnerability assessments and continually hardening our systems using the latest security technologies and policies
Reliability: Work towards five-nines availability by building in redundancy and auto fail-over so that there is no single point of failure
Automate everything including server deployment and launching isolated test environments to then run functional test suites
Script development to automate deployment, testing and monitor system performance
Documentation of implementation processes and procedures
Staying up-to-date with competing technologies
After-hours and on-call responsibilities as required or defined
Experience with designing, implementing, configuring, administering, and troubleshooting mission-critical, 24x7x365, large-scale environments
Experience with F5 load balancers, firewalls and other high-end network appliances
Experience with database and data systems administration (MySQL, Cassandra, Hadoop, Redis)
You run a tight ship. No holes. No cruft. No surprises
Can get stuff done with minimal supervision and/or direction
Catered meals, twice a day
Ping-pong and Foosball tables
Fully equipped office gym
Tools down weeks to generate new ideas
Access to an endless supply of Red Rain