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Linux Systems Engineer

Full Time – Redwood City, CA, United States

Inflection is seeking a Linux System Engineer to manage, and scale out our Linux infrastructure and Cloud technologies. The ideal candidate is hands-on, passionate about technology, and ready to lead the vision for our linux environment.


  • When there’s a performance problem, you don’t place blame, you hunt it down and tune it away
  • Responsible for server builds, security, and transition to production
  • Proficiency in creating software/scripts to automate systems with fluency in at least one language (including use of built-in functions and libraries) (Bourne / Bash / Perl / Python / Ruby
  • You love to teach others on the team, so they can do it too
  • You’re ready to solve problems at SCALE!
  • Big Data excites you because it redefines “get it right the first time”
  • Clustering is fun because there are more instruments in your orchestra and you command them like the maestro that you are
  • You’re so good at spinning up and deploying instances, that when someone asks you to spin, you only need to ask “How many?” You are a true “Puppet master”
  • New application? New Service? No problem! It’s all technology to you and you’re a technology athlete!
  • Must have strong customer service and documentation skills with the ability to balance project work with technical support.
  • You’re ready to join a guild of other IT professionals who share your passion


    • 4+ years of experience working with Linux in a professional environment
    • Experience working with public Cloud-based services and virtualization technologies such as Amazon Web Services, Azure, Google Cloud and VMWare VCenter
    • Experience with multiple distributions including Ubuntu
    • Passion for modern tooling
    • Some experience with Docker and understanding of Docker security is a big plus
    • Experience with Firewalls, VPN and AWS networking
    • Experience working with deployment tools such as Puppet or Chef
    • Strong background working with network service applications such as apache, nginx,node.js, solr, postfix, mysql, memcached, and Redis
    • Deep understanding of TCP/IP all the way from hardware-layer up to common services and routing principles
    • Ability to work collaboratively with teammates working in a hybrid Windows and Linux enterprise-scale solution
    • Strong focus on security, performance, quality, and scalability
    • BS in Computer Science or similar knowledge and understanding


      We don’t want to just be good at what we do; we want to be good for the world. As a Certified B Corp, we’ve met rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. We care about all stakeholders, including customers, employees, and the community.

      To wit:

      • Innovative, high growth products that customers love
      • Competitive compensation including equity options
      • Comprehensive benefits package including medical/dental coverage, 401K, and life insurance
      • Track record of promoting and hiring internally
      • Startup environment with big opportunities for impact
      • High energy team with mix of experienced entrepreneurs, talented engineers, and successful Silicon Valley veterans
      • Learning and Development funds to enhance and learn new skills
      • 1% of profits donated to charity
      • Extensive Diversity and Inclusion program
      • 3 days off a year to volunteer
      • Flexible work from home arrangements
      • Free lunch every day
      • A start-up’s pantry of complimentary beverages and snacks
      • Conveniently located off the 101 in Redwood Shores