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Operations Engineer

Location: San Francisco, CA

Department: Engineering

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced


Location: San Francisco, CA, New York, NY, or anywhere for the right person. 

At MoPub we are passionate about building a world-class engineering team. We take pride in the software we build, and the community of engineers who build it. We are committed to the happiness and growth of our team and take every step to ensure both. We are a blameless engineering organization where curiosity, experimentation, and innovation are encouraged and celebrated while mistakes and negative outcomes are recognized as learning opportunities.

The operations team is responsible for scalability, uptime, metrics, monitoring, system design, configuration management, automation, deployment, and facilitating other engineers with all of the above. We oversee 1.5b auctions per day, resulting in hundreds of thousands of requests per second, inbound and outbound. We tend to prefer open source software, and aim to contribute back to the communities we have built upon.

Forward looking projects include: Improving internal API and process around machine procural, deployment, and asset tracking. Multi data center resiliency. Multiple international deployments. Improving deployment process to facilitate continuous deployment. Building out test coverage of chef cookbooks.


  • Help troubleshoot and solve difficult problems of scale related to delivering billions of ad impressions per day
  • Work with engineering teams on services design, performance, and scalability
  • Provide on-call support in a 24x7 rotation (operations is generally 3rd in call order, as our engineering teams take a great deal of responsibility for their systems)
  • Help to improve automation and configuration management


  • Strong operations experience including automation and configuration management or hardware and data center responsibilities
  • Comfortable with a fast-paced environment, self-motivated and eager to be productive
  • Prefer experience with at least some of the following: Chef, Ruby, Python, C++, Haproxy, PostgreSQL, Redis, Tornado, Libevent, Scribe, and/or Django
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