we are a small french innovative startup with a infrastructure that observe millions of real estates ads from several countries, process them with data analytics and package the results into a set of end-user services for real estate agents.
My current admin is a US smart freelancer who seek simplicity over complexity and was able to quickly solve issues and with a good verbal communication skill. however he doesn't have enough time. so I looking for the same profil.
As admin , your task is critical,
Required skills / technology we use:
- Prometheus (metrics / monitoring/alert),
- load balancing/ backup strategy,
- ElasticSearch ,
- Rails Application,
- infrastructure security (we are not paranoid)
- Get thing done & tested ( I try to not use micro-management, you're free)
- strong debugging skill / able to quickly investigate an issue
- autonomous but friendly/social strong verbal communication skill ** (a daily video skype will be done)
- availability / reliability (if there is an issue on the weekend)
The kind of tasks you will be doing:
- finishing to setup a load balancing system with rails, psql, elasticsearch + docker
- consolidating the monitoring and alert system of the infrastructure
- making sure that the cluster fo elasticsearch is properly setup (if a node failed, the otehr node take the lead)
- consolidating the jenking tasks
- simplify the general architecture if required.
- we use trello for managing the task and issue + skype to communicate
- I am a friendly , I can help but you have ot understand that I am very busy (i am the co-founder) so I like calling instead of chatting, I try to take time at the beginning to answer to any question but I am looking for an autonomous person who quickly gets it ;)
the 3 first tasks:
- I wil ask you an estimated time to complete the task and we will agree on fix hoursto avoid bad surprise (you tell me 1h and finish in 8h because of 'unexpected stuff'). this will also enable me to estimate:
1. how fast you really complete the task
2. the reliability with your original estimate. the best is when you tell me 1h and finish in 1h. the worse is when you tell me 1h and finish in 8h.
--- QUESTIONS ---
1. Rate yourself ! = Mark from 0 (beginner) to 10 (top notch), 5 = 1 year of experience for each technology and each profil criteria and associate a comment about why this mark. Thanks ! ;)
NOTE: be carefull to " I am the best and put 10/10 marks.=> I will have high expectation = high deception if you do not have such levl = I will expect that you get things done fast. => if you mark 10 and work 4h to do a job that a senior takes 15 mins . you're burnt ! . dont play to such game.
2. What skill/new technologies/new practices have you learned recently that you think were worthwhile?
Thanks for your application !