Web Operations Engineer (DevOps)



Quantcast seeks a talented devops engineer to improve, maintain and monitor our global, high-traffic website. More importantly, perhaps, we are looking for someone that understands the importance of both the development and operations disciplines in order to successfully facilitate a reliable, iterative release and deployment process characteristic to a fast-paced startup.

The ideal candidate for this role will have significant experience maintaining mission-critical web applications and tuning various underlying services. They will be a tools builder at heart, creating automation for redundant tasks and to ensure a rapid, smooth release cycle. This person will be a process- champion, confident in their ability to get team buy-in to do things the right way.

This is an opportunity to be one of the founding members the website DevOps team at Quantcast, to implement many processes using innovative and cutting- edge devops techniques, and, ultimately, to have a major impact on the success of our large-scale web applications and their development.


  • Deploy, monitor, and administer a high profile website and its underlying critical services
  • Work with web-dev team on continuous deployment architectures
  • Develop innovative solutions to large-scale data transfer challenges
  • Improve the performance of our web applications and solve scaling issues
  • Develop automation and improvements to our deployment, monitoring, and testing processes


  • Extensive experience supporting web applications in either the Java or LAMP stacks
  • Proficient in Python, Ruby or Perl and some familiarity with Java
  • Expertise in modern deploy and release processes (e.g. agile; continuous integration; git; code reviews)
  • Proficient in using command line tools to quickly summarize, triage, and fix production issues: (e.g. lsof, awk, netstat, find, etc)
  • Experience with monitoring technologies (e.g. daemontools, Nagios, Ganglia)
  • Deep understanding of all things "web" -- HTTP, HTML, DNS, etc.
  • Willing to serve as part of an on-call rotation
  • Bachelor's Degree in CS, EE or related field desired, or equivalent experience

About Quantcast

Quantcast measures and organizes the world’s audiences in real-time so advertisers can buy, sell and connect with the people who matter most to them. We provide advertisers with a new way to evaluate their target customer profiles against the entire U.S. Internet population, so they can identify prospective customers numbering in the millions, even tens of millions.

Launched in 2006, we are currently used by the top 10 media agencies and more than half of the top advertising supported publishers. Quantcast works with over 30 of the top brands by advertising spend and marketers from every major vertical use us to define and buy the audiences that matter to them most. Quantcast connects the planning, buying, and media fulfillment processes, delivering the marketplace's most consistent and accountable audiences for the industry’s leading quality destinations.

We are based in San Francisco and New York with data centers around the globe. The leadership team consists of top talent across technology, advertising, and media.

San Francisco (Soma)

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